Students have flexibility to choose a term project based on their interests and on the skills they want to practice. The term project is your chance to go deeper into a personality topic, connecting to research, a famous person, and/or an important skill, and demonstrating your growth this semester.
The values behind the Term Project are:
SOLO OR TOGETHER:
The Term Project can be conducted either as individuals or in groups (no more than four people). Groups must make sure each member contributes as much as individuals do to their projects. For example, single presenters can present within 15-20 minutes, with at least 6 articles as resources. Group presentations have some additional work for coordination, synthesis, and communication, but cannot simply divide the 15 minutes and 6 articles between group members. A 3-person presentation group might deliver a 30-minute presentation, with 4 articles per person (12 total). Discuss fair adjustments with your instructor.
All of these are meant to help you practice an important skill in the field of psychology, with particular awareness of personality theory. Choose one that best fits your personality and/or goals.
See Dr. Chang for other ideas or to clarify requirements for any of these. Standards of competence (APA-style sources and rubrics) and more specific requirements for various projects will be posted on Canvas.
Term Project Plan: A detailed plan outlining the chosen project and topic, how the values (#1-6) for the project will be met, and what you hope to gain from it, will be due mid September. Guidelines and requirements are posted on Canvas.
Term Project Check-up: A report of what you have accomplished, challenges, adjustments, and detailed plan for finishing, will be due late October.
Final due date depends on the nature of the project. In general, presentations will happen during the last four weeks of the semester, and written materials will be due in November.
The sources provide access to eBooks and print books covering a diverse range of topics related to personality theory.