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Appendix A BEH/225 Version 4

Associate Level Material


Appendix A Final Project Overview and Timeline
Final Project Overview
Interview a person you feel comfortable asking about their personality and attitudes. Submit your Profile Report. For this project you will choose a person that is close to your own age and interview that person to learn more about them. In addition to the interview, compare and contrast the responses from your interview with your own responses to the same questions. Discuss the following:

1. Memory and Learning (Week 3-Chp 5) o The learning and memory process. For instance, does the interviewee remember information more accurately if he/she observes the behavior being performed, or does he/she prefer to read how the behavior is performed? Does the interviewee prefer studying in a library, or at home where there are background noises and some distractions? 2. Cognition and Problem Solving (Week 3-Chp 7)

When you are presented with a problem, what do you do first? Do you evaluate the problem, or do you try to fix the problem quickly without giving it thought?

o If you use steps in solving a problem, do you realize you are going through these steps or do you do it without realizing it? What steps & strategies do you use?
3. Motivation (Week 5-Chp 8) o Does this person feel he/she is better at tasks when intrinsically motivated or extrinsically motivated? Explain in detail both their and your responses. 4. Intelligence: Measurement and Assessment (Week 6-Chp 10) o Has the person you are interviewing taken the Myers Briggs (Jung online) test? Report the results. Compare and contrast the results. Does your interviewee feel these results are accurate? Do you? Why or why not? Which experiences does this person feel contributed most in the development of his/her personality? 5. Personality: Influences of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (Week 7-Ch 14) o Does this person feel that he/she is self-monitoring in regards to his/her attitudes? How or how not? What does the interviewee feel was the strongest influence on his/her attitudes? What role does your interviewee feel a persons race, gender, or ethnicity play when forming that persons personality and attitudes? Your final project should fulfill the following requirements: o o o Be 1,400-1,750 words in length Formatted according to APA guidelines Submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment

Appendix A BEH/225 Version 4

Heading and Structure for your Final Project (APA Style)


Title Page Overview of Interviewee Interviewee Who Permission Granted Why I chose this interviewee) Introduction Memory and Learning Cognition and Problem Solving Motivation Intelligence Measurement and Assessment Personality: Influences of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity on Personality Conclusion (Recap) Reference Page

Final Project Timeline


You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, the week six CheckPoints in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to successfully complete your project. Suggested in Week One: Read the Final Project Overview and Timeline in Appendix A-V4. Suggested in Week Two: Select the person you will interview for the project and get their permission for the interview. Suggested in Week Three: Formulate interview questions relating to memory, learning, and intelligence. Suggested in Week Four: Formulate interview questions relating to cognition and problem solving. Suggested in Week Five: Formulate interview questions relating to motivation and the effects of gender and culture on emotions. Suggested in Week Six: Formulate interview questions relating to personality questions regarding Intelligence and assure the interviewee has the capability to take the Jung Personality Test Questionnaire presented in Week 6 and compare and contrast your responses to those of your interviewee. Suggested in Week Seven: Complete the interview. Suggested in Week Eight: Submit a copy of your rough draft interview to the Center for Writing Excellence. Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project by Midnight, the last day of class.