Tutorial, which introduces the university of arizona global campus library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.

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For the final assignment, you will be identifying a famous person and creating an illustrative biography using concepts from the theories presented in this course. This week we begin by researching the person’s biographical information. Search specifically for environmental factors and experiences that have played a role in the subject’s personality development. Use a scholarly/academic source for each of the following aspects of the subject’s personality. Adjustment and Adaptation Cognition Culture Biology These four areas are outlined in section 1.3 of your text book. This also loosely reflects the organization of the Illustrative Biographies provided in the text. Take care to choose a person of substance who has had an impact on many, whether for good or evil. It could be a celebrity such as Aretha Franklin, a sports figure such as Magic Johnson, or a political figure such as Lincoln or Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). These are examples; select someone you really want to learn more about. Other suggestions include: Vladimir Putin Elon Musk ******Steve Jobs******* Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tom Brady Cult leader Jim Jones Ruth Bader Ginsberg Madeline Albright Kamala Harris Jeffrey Dahmer Michael J. Fox You may choose to write a paper or create a presentation. Need an example of a webinar? Growing Up Online (Links to an external site.) and Enhancing Online Schooling Experience Through Intentional Connections And Participation (Links to an external site.) are student UAGC Psych Club symposium presentations and are examples of how to present recorded information. (There are many ways to do this. Consider looking at other examples online to assist you.) If you have questions, please ask your instructor.Prior to beginning this assignment, please read the 14 illustrative biographies provided at the beginning of each chapter in your textbook. These subjects cannot be used in your paper: Chapter 2: Freud: Illustrative Biography: Adolf Hitler Chapter 3: Jung: Illustrative Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapter 4: Adler: Illustrative Biography: Malala Yousafzai Chapter 5: Erikson: Illustrative Biography: Mahatma Gandhi Chapter 6: Horney and Relational Theory: Illustrative Biography: Marilyn Monroe Chapter 7: Allport: Illustrative Biography: Mother Teresa Chapter 8: Two Factor Analytic Trait Theories: Illustrative Biography: Sonia Sotomayor Chapter 9: Biological Theories: Serena Williams Chapter 10: The Challenge of Behaviorism: Tiger Woods Chapter 11: Kelly: Richard Nixon Chapter 12: Mischel: Frida Kahlo Chapter 13: Bandura: Barack Obama Chapter 14: Rogers: Illustrative Biography: Maya Angelou Chapter 15: Maslow and His Legacy: George Harrison This week you will begin to craft your final assignment by writing about the life and personality of your selected subject. The paper must address the following sections. Please use the following section headers. Introduction Identify the famous person you have chosen to feature in your illustrative biography. Provide a brief overview of their life. Identify at least three credible sources that you will use to develop your biography. Adjustment and Adaptation Describe how your chosen subject has adapted to their life circumstances. Do you see a healthy or an unhealthy adjustment in personality? Note that this will be totally dependent on the subject that you have chosen. For example, if you choose Jeffrey Dahmer, then the adjustment and adaptation will clearly fall into the unhealthy category. Cognition Describe the role of cognition in the subject’s life. From your research, how did this person think? Were they emotional or cerebral? How did clear or faulty thinking factor into their personality? Culture Describe the cultural context of your subject’s life. What role did culture play in the development of their personality? Biology Describe the biological factors were at play in your subject’s life. For example, if you choose Michael J. Fox, his Parkinson’s disease would be a major biological factor in his adult personality. The Subject of the Illustrative Biography paper Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.). Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper in bold font Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page. Student’s name Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus) Course name and number Instructor’s name Due date Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance. Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) and Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources. Must use at least three credible sources in addition to the textbook. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source. To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view the Quick and Easy Library Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips. Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.


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