Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
To begin, take a moment to interact with the learning object below. This will help you test your knowledge of the various theoretical perspectives of psychology that you have learned in a fun and interactive exercise.
For this discussion, address the following as you respond: Select one character, past or present, from a television show, movie, book, comic, game, etc. Briefly describe this character, including: What medium (television, movie, book, etc.) is he or she from? Why did you select him or her? What is his or her personality as depicted? Identify one approach (e.g., common-sense, psychodynamic, humanistic, etc.) that you feel is most accurate and useful in understanding this character’s personality. Discuss this selected theory. Why did you select it? How might this theory help us understand your character’s personality?
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source), cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates who chose a different approach to personality and/or character. Discuss the theory they selected. Do you agree with your peer’s choice as applied to the character? Is it a good fit? Why or why not?