Compose a 500-word, (2 pages, not including title page or references) essay, double-spaced, comparing and contrasting 2 or3 theoretical models used to explain personality. Thoroughly address how each model explains personality. Support your essay using scientific, peer-reviewed sources only. In addition to your textbook, two of sources must be beyond the assigned reading (those cited by the authors of the text do not count as an external source). If you would like information on essay writing, information is available at the Excelsior College Online Writing Laboratory.
Follow American Psychological Association (APA) style (6th edition) for writing your assignment. Cite your references in APA style in-text and include the full APA style reference information at the end of the document. A separate, formal reference page is optional, but complete APA-style references are mandatory. If you need guidance with APA citation, there are excellent resources available through the Free Writing Resources tab in your navigation menu.
Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you upload it. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Browse My Computer” and find your file. Once you have located your file, click “Open” and, if successful, the file name will appear under the Attached files heading. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Submit.”
Read the SLA Writing Rubric to understand expectations for this assignment. Essays comprise 20% of your final grade.