Discussion 1 – Week 10
What are two broad areas of research that lead us to believe that some behavioral/personality characteristics may be biologically (genetically/hormonally) determined? Give one specific example of research that points to this conclusion.
Discussion 2 – Week 10
Describe how three different perspectives (of the eight perspectives discussed in the text) explain relations between personality and culture. Which theory accounts for cultural influences on personality best? Worst?
1. Read: Chapters 11 & 13 in Friedman & Schustack’s Personality: Classical theories and modern research;
Read Chapters 33-36 in Friedman & Schustack’s Readings in personality: Classical theories and modern research.