PSYWEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT AND CHECKPOINTS

PSYWEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT AND CHECKPOINTS - The three theories...

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The three theories that I find fascinating to compare and contrast are the Learning Theory, Humanistic Theory and the Trait Theory. As much as these three can be compared to one another in being an outcome or manifestation in behavior, they can also differ drastically from each other. The Social-Cognitive Theory (or Learning Theory) states that an individual’s personality is a product of the personal and situational variables they surround themselves with or in (Nevid & Rathus, 2007, p. 52). Thus, each person is capable of altering their behavior depending on these “situational variables” (Nevid & Rathus, 2007, p. 52). This is similar to the Humanistic Theory because both believe in the individual’s ability to control their own outcomes. The Humanistic Theory is more a philosophical theory unlike the other two, which are more scientific. In the Humanist Theory it focuses more on how a person’s personality and behavior are affected where as Trait Theory simply says their behavior is partial to their genetic dispositions (). The Trait Theory differs from the Learning Theory drastically because with Trait Theory it states that an individual’s personality is influenced not just by their experiences, but more so by the person’s environment (i.e. cultural and genetics) (). While with Learning Theory an individual’s personality is greatly influenced by their experiences. These experiences are classified in two parts in Learning Theory these are: task conscious and learning conscious. Task conscious is simply the learning that is performed through an acquired performance such as parenting, Reference: Checkpoint .) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure 2.) 2 Improbable 3.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure 4.) 1 Highly improbable 5.) 1 Highly improbable 6.) 2 Improbable 7.) 2 Improbable 8.) 2 Improbable 9.) 5 Highly probable 10.) 4 Probable 11.) 4 Probable 12.) 4 Probable 13.) 1 Highly improbable
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14.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure 15.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure 16.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure 17.) 2 Improbable 18.) 4 Probable 19.) 5 Highly probable 20.) 4 Probable 21.) 4 Probable 22.) 5 Highly probable 23.) 5 Highly probable 24.) 5 Highly probable 25.) 5 Highly probable (Sorry about the above format, I didn’t have a word program that would open, once turned in so I downloaded  Microsoft 2010 and I have not worked all of the quirks out yet.) Write a 200- to 300-word response, considering how employers and fellow team members might use this instrument at  work. Is this test reliable? Is it valid? What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of a test that attempts to measure 
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