Personality of A Abraham Lincoln Needs Hierarchy Theory Discussion

Personality of A Abraham Lincoln Needs Hierarchy Theory Discussion




For your final paper, you will be analyzing the personality of a famous person. In order to do this, you will need to be able to access some biographical information. You will need to keep this in mind when you choose the person you will be analyzing. As you analyze this person, you will need to do so from the perspective of five of the theorists that we have covered in this course. Below is a list you can choose from. You may have to look ahead a week or two to see if one of our upcoming theorists is a good fit:

  • Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis
  • Carl Jung: Analytical Psychology
  • Alfred Adler: Individual Psychology
  • Karen Horney: Neurotic Needs and Trends
  • Erik Erikson: Identity Theory
  • Gordon Allport: Motivation and Personality
  • Raymond Cattell and Hans Eysenck: Trait Theories
  • Abraham Maslow: Needs-Hierarchy Theory
  • Carl Rogers: Self-Actualization Theory
  • George Kelly: Personal Construct Theory
  • B. F. Skinner: Reinforcement Theory
  • Albert Bandura: Modeling Theory

In preparation for your final paper, you will submit a one- to two-page paper with the following information:

  • Name of famous person for whom you would like to analyze their personality.
  • Three to five sentences discussing why you chose them.
  • Five sources that you could use to understand their personality development. You should have at least two sources that give details on their childhood and at least two sources that provide in-depth information on their adult life.
  • The five theorists/theories you think might be a good fit and one to two sentences per theorist and theory as to why. (As you read further about your chosen person, you may find you want to change the five that are the best fit, but this is a good place to start)


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