CASE STUDY ANALYSES–BIOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY AND INTEGRATIVE THEORIES
The Module Assessment in Week 8 is a personality theory case study analysis that will be developed during Weeks 2 – 8. The Module Assessment is based on a case study found in your Learning Resources, “The Case of Mrs. C.”
This week you examined personality theories from the biological and evolutionary and integrative theoretical orientations. Supported by the information you gathered in your Personality Theory Matrix, analyze the case of Mrs. C based on one theory from the biological or evolutionary orientation and one theory from the integrative orientation examined this week. The case study analysis considers Mrs. C’s symptoms (including cultural considerations) and offers relevant assessments and interventions for her case. Additionally, it must be supported by scholarly materials from research of reputable sources.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
- Review the Learning Resource, “The Case of Mrs. C.”
- Review the Personality Theory Matrix information about the biological and evolutionary and integrative theoretical orientations and their corresponding theories.
ASSIGNMENT (2 PAGES – 1 PER THEORY)
Based on the information you gain from the personality case study, “The Case of Mrs. C,” complete the following case study analyses:
Biological or Evolutionary Theory Case Study Analysis:
- Analyze Mrs. C’s symptoms, including cultural considerations, from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the biological or evolutionary theoretical orientation.
- Offer suggestions for assessments and interventions to use with Mrs. C from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the biological or evolutionary theoretical orientation.
Integrative Theory Case Study Analysis:
- Analyze Mrs. C’s symptoms, including cultural considerations, from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the integrative theoretical orientation.
- Offer suggestions for assessments and interventions to use with Mrs. C from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the integrative theoretical orientation.
Integrate Resources and scholarly materials in your analyses and provide citations and references in APA format. References should be combined in one list at the end of the document.
- Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). Personality: Theory and research (14th ed.). Wiley.
- Chapter 9, “Biological Foundations of Personality” (pp. 241–272)
- Damasio, H. (2018). Phineas Gage: The brain and the behavior. Revue Neurologique, 174(10), 738–739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurol.2018.09.005
- Epstein, S. (2012). Cognitive-experiential self-theory: An integrative theory of personality Download Cognitive-experiential self-theory: An integrative theory of personality. In I. B. Weiner, H. A. Tennen & J. M. Suls, (Eds.), Handbook of psychology, Vol. 5: Personality and social psychology (2nd ed., pp. 93–118). Wiley. [Seminal]
Credit Line: Handbook of Psychology, Volume 5, Personality and Social Psychology, 2nd Edition by Irving B. Weiner, Howard A. Tennen, Jerry M. Suls. Copyright 2012–Present by John Wiley & Sons. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons via the Copyright Clearance Center.
- Fajkowska, M., & DeYoung, C. G. (2015). Introduction to the special issue on integrative theories of personality. Journal of Research in PersonalityLinks to an external site., 56, 1–3.
- Michalski, R. L., & Shackelford, T. K. (2010). Evolutionary personality psychology: Reconciling human nature and individual differences. Personality and Individual DifferencesLinks to an external site., 48(5), 509–516.
- Prochaska, J. O., & Norcross, J. C. (2018). The case of Mrs. C. Download The case of Mrs. C.In, Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis (9th ed., pp. 15–17). Oxford University Press.
Credit Line: SYSTEMS OF PYSCHOTHERAPY: A Transtheoretical Analysis, 9th Edition, by James O. Prochaska and John C. Norcross. Copyright 2018 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Note: You will use this personality case study to complete your Assignments in Weeks 2-6 and your Module Assessment. Download this case study and continue to use it throughout this Module.
- Sanchez-Roige, S., Gray, J. C., MacKillop, J., Chen, C.‐H., & Palmer, A. A. (2018). The genetics of human personality. Genes, Brain and BehaviorLinks to an external site., 17(3), 1–13.
- van Rijn, B., & Wild, C. (2013). Humanistic and integrative therapies for anxiety and depression: Practice-based evaluation of transactional analysis, gestalt, and integrative psychotherapies and person-centered counseling. Transactional Analysis JournalLinks to an external site., 43(2), 150–163.