In order to complete this worksheet, you will need to review the five studies in your chosen track (three of which were provided and two of which were your choice). This worksheet is filled out to provide an example for you to follow. Use this sheet as a template by deleting the highlighted portions and replacing them with your own content. Gap Identification Based upon your review of the articles in your chosen track, identify a gap in the personality psychology research presented in the course that is unexplored or underdeveloped. For example, is there an unexplored aspect of personality psychology you believe could be further explored? Many studies have looked at the effects of the Big Five personality traits on parenting. Researchers have studied how parental traits, as well as child traits, affect parenting behaviors. However, there has not been a lot of attention given to the relationship between Big Five traits and their relationship to attachment, and specifically if parents who develop a secure attachment to their children possess certain Big Five traits. Research Question Develop a basic research question addressing the identified gap. In other words, create a question that further investigates your identified gap and that you could answer through research. Are parents who are higher on the Big Five traits of introversion and conscientiousness more likely to develop secure attachments with their children? Attachment theory and research: Resurrection of the psychodynamic approach to personality. (2004, November 05). Retrieved from
PSY 216 Research Gap Worksheet This worksheet will help you complete task the Module Four Research Gap Worksheet: Identifying a Research Gap assignment. In order to complete this worksheet, you will need to review the five studies in your chosen track (three of which were provided and two of which were your choice).