Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 8 in your text as well
as the article by Allemand, Steiger, and Hill
(2013), and view the The Big Personality Test video. In addition to
the required resources, go to the Ashford University Library and research a
minimum of one scholarly source on the trait model of personality and one
scholarly resource on the big five theory of personality.
recommended that you go to the The Big Five Personality Test and complete the free,
confidential personality test that is based on the big five theory. The results
of this test may be used to aid in the completion of this assignment. Please
note that you do not need to register or give any personal information to obtain
your results from this website. After you have completed the assessment, click
on the “No, just give me my results” link. This link will take you to a page
that will tell you how you scored on each of the five traits in this
In the first part of this assignment, you will provide an
overview of the trait model of personality in which you identify at least one
principal theorist associated with the model. Briefly compare and contrast the
basic assumptions of this model and the psychodynamic model of personality
regarding the difference between healthy and unhealthy personalities. Use your
research as well as this week’s required resources to support your
The Big Five Model (also known as the Five Factor Model) is
the prevailing theory in the trait model of personality. In the second part of
your paper, identify and describe each of the five traits included in the big
five model: extroversion, agreeableness, conscienciousness, neuroticism, and
openness to experience. If you chose to take the online The Big Five Personality Test, reflect on your
results from the test and discuss how you scored on each of the five traits. If
you chose not to take the online test, use the assigned readings, video, and
your research to explain how the five trait theory describes your personality.
- Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (not including the title
page and references page) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library
in addition to the required resources for the assignment.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA
style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.