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Powerpoint Presentation: The Future of Psychology

Please provide information about the following:

-Demonstrate an understanding of relevant theories.
-Include examples to support major points.
-Explain which theories you like and why you like them.
-Explain which theories you dislike and why you dislike them.
-Explain how you arrived at your conclusions.
-Explain how these theories will influence the future of psychology.
-Explain if there is a new method that you can apply to or research in psychology.
-Explain how the information in this presentation affects your worldview.
-Explain how you used critical or creative thinking in the creation of the presentation.

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Here are three theories that are still relevant today:
(1) Trait theories, (2) Vygotsky social Construction theory, and (3) Erikson's psychosocial theory

Introduction:

Researchers have confirmed that hereditary and environment are intertwined to the point that it is impossible to disengage them completely when noting the significance to personality development (Olson, Vernon, & Jang, 2001). For instance, according to Olson et al., genetic factors exert the influence on an organism so that the final product is a combination of biological and experiential factors"
Temperament affect the traits or descriptors in describing individual differences. The concept of temperament is viewed as deriving from biological and emotional processes. The Trait theory holds that the following individual characteristics t remain stable over time: (a) a person's anxiety, (b) new experiences, and (c) friendliness. In addition, Traits such as alienation, morale and feelings of satisfaction vary greatly through the life span (Friedman & Schuster, 2006). Another viewpoint holds that temperament occurs throughout life as a component of personality.

Researchers have confirmed that hereditary and environment are intertwined to the point that it is impossible to disengage them completely when noting the significance to personality development (Olson, Vernon, & Jang, 2001). For instance, according to Olson et al., genetic factors exert the influence on an organism so that the final product is a combination of biological and experiential factors"
Temperament affect the traits or descriptors in describing individual differences. The concept of temperament is viewed as deriving from biological and emotional processes. The Trait theory holds that the following individual characteristics t remain stable over time: (a) a person's anxiety, (b) new experiences, and (c) friendliness. In addition, Traits such as alienation, morale and feelings of satisfaction vary greatly through the life span (Friedman & Schuster, 2006). Another viewpoint holds that temperament occurs throughout life as a component of personality.

Erickson's seventh stage (generativity vs. self-absorption or stagnation) characterized middle adulthood, from ages of 35 to 55. Finally, the eighth and last stage (Integrity vs. despair) described late adulthood, from 55 to 65 to death (Harder, 2002).
The theory is focused on crises that occur ...

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This solution provides information and a thorough overview on three theories that are viewed as relevant today.

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