The exam consists of five short essay prompts. Each prompt is worth 20% of the FINAL grade.
PROMPTS AND PICTURES OF TEXTBOOK PAGES NEEDED ARE ATTACHED, ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW
Read each prompt before writing your responses. Each prompt relates to a fictional character you will create to demonstrate understanding of psychological concepts explored in chapters 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13.
You must use the same character for each prompt to demonstrate dynamic understanding of the chapter topics. Read each prompt before writing your responses.
Write a paragraph or two per prompt. You may use your book, google, and/or YouTube to help you better understand concepts and real-world examples; use your imagination, be creative, and have fun with it.
Submit a PDF document with your answers no later than July, 5 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Label your answers with the correct prompt number. You do not have to submit your answers using a specific format nor include the prompts with your answers.
Include all five responses in your submission for full credit. Partial credit may or may not be awarded for incomplete answers.
Review the personality disorders discussed on pages 326 and 327 of the text at the end of chapter 12: Psychological Disorders. Using your imagination, create a fictional character who has one of the personality disorders discussed in chapter 12.
Identify and define the personality disorder you chose.
Write a paragraph describing what your character’s life is like living with the disorder. Use character examples to demonstrate understanding of the personality disorder and associated behaviors.
Define a vocabulary word or topic in Chapter 9: The Voyage Through the Lifespan related to one of the four major life stages: infancy, childhood, adolescence, or adulthood.
Write a paragraph using examples describing a time in your character’s life they experienced something associated with the topic you chose. Your character examples may be based in the past, present, or future.
Name and describe each level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs discussed in Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion.
Describe what your character does to meet (or not meet) their needs at each level of Maslow’s Hierarchy. If any of their needs are not being met, what is inhibiting your character from getting their needs met / what do they need in order to meet their needs at each level?
Review the big five traits / five-factor model discussed on pages 269 and 270 in Chapter 10: Personality Theory and Measurement. Mental health experts use this model to understand a client’s personality and assess abnormal behavior for clinical purposes. Where do you think your character falls on each of the five scales? Describe example behaviors your character might demonstrate as it relates to the personality disorder and your interpretation of each scale (it is important to note that being high or low on any of the scales does not mean someone has a disorder nor does it mean being high is better than being low and vice versa):
Identify and describe a particular mental health issue your fictional character struggles with. How would a counselor or social worker work with your character? Choose a counseling theory from Chapter 13: Methods of Therapy, or from your APA paper, and write a paragraph describing counseling theory-specific techniques the counselor might use to help your character.