PSY 615 Week 4 Disc 1

This is a graded discussion: 5 points possible

due Nov 9 at 10:59pm

Week 4 – Discussion

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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. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Career Counselor-Based Personality Assessment Scenario

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the Rammstedt, Kemper, & Borg (2013) and Rodrigues, & Rebelo (2013) articles for this week, and review Chapters 7 through 9 in your textbook.

For this discussion, you will be taking on the role of the career counselor in a university. In this role, you will facilitate the evaluation of a student based on a five-factor personality assessment, career goals questionnaire, school and work history, and an interview with the student to make recommendations on his potential career paths. Carefully review the PSY615: Week four career counselor-based scenario (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

In your initial post, evaluate the personality assessment instrument used in the scenario and research a peer-reviewed article in the Ashford University Library on this personality assessment. Using the required articles as well as your researched article to support your statements, describe the standard use of this personality assessment. Based on the scenario, evaluate the reliability, validity, and cultural considerations inherent to the personality assessment used and comment on the relevance of these elements within the scenario. Recommend at least one additional best- and worst-fit work situation for the student based on your evaluation of the personality assessment’s accuracy. Analyze and describe some of the potential ethical issues which might arise from the use of this personality assessment in the given scenario. Provide information from your research on the use of the personality measure, and assess the value of other possible instruments that could be added to create a more complete assessment of the student in the scenario.

Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion.

Was your colleague’s researched article appropriate for the personality measure being considered?

Assess the personality instrument(s) suggested by your colleague.

Would these measures provide reliable, valid, and culturally conscious results for the given scenario?

Based on your colleague’s evaluation of the assessment, do you agree with his or her recommended best- and worst-fit work situations?

Regardless of whether you agree or disagree, describe the rationale for your stance. Please use the research to support your assertions.

What other measure(s) would you suggest your colleague use in this situation

PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario

Career Counseling Assessment Prepared for John Lee April 28, 2014

Reason for Referral John was referred to the Career Counseling Center to assist him with choosing a major area of study and potential career paths based on his knowledge, skills, abilities, and preferences.John is a first-year university student currently enrolled in general education courses. Assessments Used A career preferences profile will be constructed for John based on his stated interests, educational background and focus, and abilities.Potential career paths will be recommended based on the complete profile.The following individual assessments were used in the overall assessment. • NEO-R Personality Assessment • Career Goals Questionnaire • School and work history • Interview

Below is the breakdown of aspects of John’s personal style based on the Big Five Assessment taken as part of the career profile.The select questions indicate his personal style on each of five global trait dimensions: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism/Emotional Stability.There is no “right” or “wrong” or “good” or “bad” side to these dimensions; rather, they help identify John’s stylistic disposition and potential strengths.Below each global trait is an example of personal style and three related questions with some examples of traits on each of the poles.

PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario

Openness Openness is the level of a person’s receptiveness to novel ideas, change, innovation, and new learning.On the continuum, this can be seen as preference for change on one end of the spectrum and preference for stability on the other.

Preference for Change

You value new learning, change, and innovation and find motivation in novelty, variety, and possibilities for improvement. New tasks and new learning are stimulating and attractive to you.

Answer each of the questions listed below by marking the selection that best describes your present agreement or disagreement with each statement.

Preference for Stability

You value familiarity, predictability, and precedent, and find comfort in stability, routine, and tradition. New tasks and new learning may be uninteresting or demanding for you.

1. The idea of lifelong learning appeals to me.

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2. I find it fun to learn and develop new hobbies

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3. I have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.

Strengths • You enjoy new learning and are open to new experiences. • You are creative and prefer to be in an environment that fosters ideas and innovation. Weaknesses • You can become bored easily in situations that are too rigid and routine. • Your preferences do not lend themselves toward repetition and traditional ways of doing things.

PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario

Conscientiousness Conscientiousness is the factor related to one’s reliability, dependability, trustworthiness, and the inclination to follow norms and rules.

Structured

Orderly, organized, and predictable, you strive to work according to plan and obey the rules, and you expect others to do the same. Comfortable with established procedures and policies, you appreciate reliability and conscientiousness in those around you.

Answer each of the questions listed below by marking the selection that best describes your present agreement or disagreement with each statement.

Flexible

Spontaneous, flexible, and adaptable, you strive to get results, by unconventional means if necessary, and feel restricted by rules and regulations. Comfortable with ambiguity, you appreciate originality and nonconformity in those around you.

1. I am very dependable and reliable in everything I do

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2. I like to keep everything I own in its proper place.

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3. It is hard for me to keep my bedroom neat and clean.

Strengths • You are very dependable and prefer to know exactly what is expected of you. • You are punctual and careful in how you go about your work. • You are flexible to a degree, but prefer to have input in how changes are made in your work environment. Weaknesses • You do not always agree with and follow rules and regulations, particularly if you do not think them fair. • You are comfortable with only some changes and do not like organizational chaos.

PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario

Extroversion Extroversion is a tendency to be outgoing, social, expressive, and talkative.

Introverted

Inward-oriented and reserved, you prefer one-toone or small group meetings to larger groups. You like to concentrate on one task at a time in a quiet setting with few distractions. Interacting with others takes energy; you re-energize by spending time alone.

Answer each of the questions listed below by marking the selection that best describes your present agreement or disagreement with each statement.

Extroverted

Outgoing, gregarious, and talkative, you enjoy meetings and gatherings of all kinds and conversations with many people. You like to work interactively on multiple tasks and don’t mind interruptions. Being alone takes energy; you reenergize by spending time with people.

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1. I am very outgoing and talkative.

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2. I have a lot of energy when I am around other people.

3. I am a fairly quiet person in most group settings.

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Strengths • You are outgoing and easily liked by others. • You work well in teams and are comfortable with being on several projects at once. Weaknesses • You may not always complete every project you start. • You tend to perform less well when you are given independent tasks.

PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario

Agreeableness Agreeableness is a propensity for working well with a team and functioning cooperatively on group tasks.

Empathetic

When appraising problems and drawing conclusions, you focus on the feelings and concerns of the people involved. Empathetic and considerate, you prefer to take account of emotions and personal sensitivities in your decisions.

Answer each of the questions listed below by marking the selection that best describes your present agreement or disagreement with each statement.

Tough-Minded

When appraising problems and drawing conclusions, you focus on the facts involved and an objective analysis of results and costs. Dispassionate and logical, you prefer to make decisions based on data and demonstrable impact on the bottom line.

1. I try to get along with other people, even if I don’t like them.

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2. I try to be nice and polite in every situation.

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3. I don’t let personal feelings get in the way when I have to make decisions involving money.

Strengths • When making decisions, you tend to pay close attention to what others think and feel. • You react to conflict by taking into account the opinions and perspectives of everyone involved. Weaknesses • It may be difficult for you to make difficult decisions such as terminating an employee. • You do not always take into account facts and objectives when making decisions.

PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario

Neuroticism (Emotional Stability) Emotional Stability has to do with a person’s overall level of adjustment and the tendency to remain emotionally stable when faced with stress and pressures.

Emotionally Resilient

Resilient to work pressure, you can handle high levels of job stress without becoming upset. Calm when faced with stressors and conflict, you don’t internalize tensions, and you recover quickly from disappointments and setbacks.

Answer each of the questions listed below by marking the selection that best describes your present agreement or disagreement with each statement.

Emotionally Reactive

Reactive to work pressure, you are drained by stress and conflict in your work environment. You respond strongly to stressors, readily internalize tensions, develop symptoms of strain, and recover slowly from setbacks.

1. I smile a lot when I am around other people.

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2. I feel good about myself most of the time.

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3. My mood goes up and down more than most people.

Strengths • You are able to handle a high degree of stress and maintain a positive outlook. • You do not hold grudges long and are able to work well in times of conflict. Weaknesses • You may internalize work pressures when they become too intense in a short period of time. • You may not be receptive to others’ emotional reactions to pressure in the workplace.

PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario

Summary and RecommendationsYou are very outgoing and open to new experiences.You are emotionally stable and seem to enjoy interacting with others most of the time.You seem to prefer a large degree of interaction with others and your ideal working situation is one in which you work with a team and/or directly with clients.You tend to prefer to work in an organization that values flexibility, creativity, and independence, while providing stability and support.You probably would not like to work in an environment with a high degree of turnover and organizational change.With your priorities for group interaction and customer satisfaction, it may not be ideal for you to work in organizations where you have little contact with customers and coworkers.Below are some suggestions for career paths that might best fit your preferences, as well as some that might not be ideal for you. Best-fit Work Situations • Customer service • Sales • Management • Health care professions working directly with clients

Worst-fit Work Situations • Accounting • Truck driver • Computer programmer • Engineer

PSY 615 Week 4 Assignment

Week 4 – Assignment

Discipline-Based Literature Review

For this discipline-based literature review, you will research peer-reviewed articles that were published within the last 10 years in the Ashford University Library on the following major perspectives of personality.

Psychodynamic

Behavioral

Trait

Learning/Social

Humanistic

You will utilize your researched article to create your literature review. The review should be formatted with the headings and content designated below.

Introduction
Assess the types of personality measurements and research designs used in in the peer-reviewed articles you researched. Briefly describe the main theoretical models represented within each of the perspectives of personality and explain the commonalities found across all five.

Discussion
Examine the major theoretical approaches, research methods, and assessment instruments used in the five perspectives of personality. Evaluate and describe the current research in these perspectives using a minimum of one peer-reviewed article for each of the five required perspectives. Present a detailed critique of each of the perspectives by evaluating the standardization, reliability and validity, and cultural considerations present in the most common personality assessments used within each. Support your opinions about each model by substantiating them with scholarly research. Be sure to include the following:

The theoretical framework(s) for the selected models

The major contributors to those fields

The methods of inquiry and assessment usually associated with those models

An overview of the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the models

Conclusion
Provide a summary of your evaluation addressing the current use and relevance of these perspectives in explaining personality citing research as appropriate.

Writing the Discipline Based Literature Review

The paper:

Must be seven to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a title page with the following:

oTitle of paper

oYour name

oCourse name and number

oYour instructor’s name

oDate submitted

Must begin with an introduction that describes and the main theoretical models represented within each of the perspectives of personality.

Must address the topics of the paper with critical thought.

Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your evaluation addressing the current use and relevance of these perspectives in explaining personality.

Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources from the Ashford University Library.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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