This assignment allows you to explore the effects of social influences on personal development.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine the concept of the self. Address the following:
- Identify who was in the radius of significant others that shaped your development through your toddler, child, and adolescent years.
- Identify verbal messages you recall that suggested situational or dispositional attributions about you.
- Describe how you developed your current attitudes toward authority, competitors, subordinates, the opposite sex, or another generation.
- Explore the effects your social world has had on your developing professional identity.
Cite at least 2 scholarly references.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Choose two schools of thought (physiology, experimental psychology, voluntarism, structuralism, functionalism, or Gestalt psychology) that were adjacent in time.
Discuss how and why a change from one to the other came about. How did the principles and values of psychologists change because of the transition? Did the subject matter being studied change in this transition? How did research methods used in the newer school of thought reflect a change in thinking and practice from the previous way of thinking and practicing? Support your ideas with specific examples from the text or other relevant sources, and be sure to cite your sources.
Choose a school of thought you have not already written about in another post. So that we can explore all of these schools of thought, try to choose two that have not already been addressed, if possible.