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Personality Traits: Nature or Nurture

Prepare an in-depth analysis of the following topic

(a) A consensus is emerging concerning the fundamental dimensions of personality traits: and
(b) There is possible biological and evolutionary basis for inherited aspects of these traits.

Summarize and critique the evidence for these two suggestions. Finally, discuss the implications of this research for the use of personality trait assessments in applied settings such as clinical/counseling, I/O, and/or health care.

I am just looking for an outline to follow. Paper has to be 10-12 pages. Thank you..

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Prepare an in-depth analysis of the following topic

(a) A consensus is emerging concerning the fundamental dimensions of personality traits: and
(b) There is possible biological and evolutionary basis for inherited aspects of these traits.

Summarize and critique the evidence for these two suggestions. Finally, discuss the implications of this research for the use of personality trait assessments in applied settings such as clinical/counseling, I/O, and/or health care.

I am just looking for an outline to follow. Paper has to be 10-12 pages. Thank you.

Outlines are tentative at best. Often, once we begin writing the paper we find that some things better and have a better flow in a different order, and the likes. It sounds like the argument is the age-old nature versus nurture controversy. In other words, the question is, Are we born with a complete set of personality traits (stable) or do we learn them (dynamic), or is it a little of both?

I. Introduction
II. Biological Theories of Personality Traits
III. Emerging: Learning and Situational Theories of Personality Traits
IV. Implication for Practice
V. Conclusions

I. In the introduction section you will briefly introduce ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides an outline for the following two ideas: (a) A consensus is emerging concerning the fundamental dimensions of personality traits: and (b) There is possible biological and evolutionary basis for inherited aspects of these traits. It also provides an example of one biological theory.

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