Textbook : Myers, David G. & Twenge, Jean, M. (2018). Exploring Social Psychology. 8th ed. McGraw-Hill Education.
It will be 6 – 8 pages on a chosen topic reflecting your thoughts and perspectives relating to the social “self”. This research paper is based on appraisal of the social “self” by examining personal attitudes in relation to group processes through a carefully reasoned research paper.
Select two social psychological concepts from our class textbook. Your Research Paper will adhere to this structure: Your first section, Thesis and Literature Review, must contain a well-focused thesis and your two theories/concepts that you are researching. The literature must include material from our class textbook (2 sources) and 3 additional articles that summarize your theories/concepts. All 5 sources must be properly cited both in this section and in your Works Cited section.
Your Methods section will include data from your personality profile; 20 Statements Test (see below); your Myers-Briggs Personality profile and any other method which may include either a qualitative research method (ex: interviews) or a quantitative research method (ex: surveys). Any of these methods are acceptable but it must be based on your “self”.
Your Discussion section is a detailed analysis of your findings. This is a very thorough section and includes your personal perspectives, and your reactions from your Methods section.
Your Conclusion section should contain an impactful summary that relates back to your thesis. It is also suggested that recommendations for future research is also included within your Conclusion. Works Cited includes all properly cited sources used within your paper.
To sum it up, consider the Individual Research paper Part 1 is the the 2 Modules you will be analyzing that fit your concept of yourself, Part 2 is your collection of the personality tests and reflections, including your conclusion. Your test results should be added at the end of your paper as an appendix.
20 Statements Test
In your Research Paper write a different answer to the question “Who am I?”
As you write these answers, respond as if you are giving these answers to yourself and not to somebody else. Also, write your responses quickly and in the order they occur to you. When you have completed 20 Answers, you have finished taking the 20 Statements Test.
Please take this test yourself AND also give it to 2 OTHER PEOPLE: your friends/ family/ co-workers/ classmates/ significant other to take the 20 Statements Test about YOU. Then COMPARE the similarities and differences to how you view yourself and how others view YOU.
NOTE: ATTACH EACH OF THE SETS OF The 20 RESPONSES FROM EACH OF THE 2 PEOPLE YOU GAVE THE 20 STATEMENTS TEST TO, ALONG WITH YOUR OWN RESPONSES, IN THE SECTION THAT YOU TITLE “ 20 STATEMENTS TEST.” YOU CAN SCAN THE ACTUAL TESTS IF YOU WISH OR RE -TYPE THE ANSWERS YOU RECEIVED IN THE 20 STATEMENTS TEST.
Compare your responses to the 2 people you have given the 20 Statements Test to. What responses are you surprised by, do you agrees with how you see yourself, what gives you something to think about in terms of what you would like to work on personally? Conclude with a thorough self-reflection and link back significant social psychological concepts you cited within your paper.
Meyers-Briggs Personality test
Use this link at 16 Personalities