For Maverick Minds: Psychology- Cognition and Personality Development

Movie: “A Beautiful Mind” (2001)

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/synopsis?ref_=tt_stry_pl

 

Using the main characters in the movie you chose, answer the following questions:

·                   Define cognition and provide a description of the cognitive processes.

·                   What is the relationship between cognition and personality development?

·                   Explain how biological and environmental factors can shape our cognitive processes.

·                   How do parents influence a child’s personality according to each theory: evolutionary, biological/genetic, and behavioral?

·                   How does self-efficacy relate to personality?

·                   What “nature” and “nurture” factors contribute to one’s self-efficacy?

 

 

Unit 7 Assignment

Areas shaded in gray connect to a CLA/GEL.

Grading Criteria

Points

Possible

Points

Earned 

Content

 

 

Identifies the movie chosen and the character being used.

Clearly addresses Part 1 of the assignment answering each of the following questions fully:

  • Define cognition and provide a description of the cognitive processes.
  • What is the relationship between cognition and personality development? 
  • Explain how biological and environmental factors can shape our cognitive processes.
  • Provides an example that illustrates how one’s cognitive processes can shape some aspect of personality.

 

0-35

 

Clearly addresses Part 2 of the assignment answering each of the following fully: 

  • How do parents influence a child’s personality according to each theory: evolutionary, biological/genetic, and behavioral?
  • Provides examples that illustrate how each of these models relates to parenting and children’s personality development.

0-35

 

Clearly addresses Part 3 of the assignment answering each of the following fully: 

  • What is self-efficacy?
  • How does self-efficacy relate to personality?
  • What “nature” and “nurture” factors contribute to one’s self-efficacy?
  • Provides specific examples, when appropriate

0-30

 

Writing

 

 

STRUCTURE
Paper includes a title page, introduction with thesis statement, conclusion, and in-text citations and reference page using APA style.
 
Paper is appropriate in length (4 pages, not including the title page or reference page).
 
It is in essay format and includes a minimum of three resources, including the textbook.

0-15

 

MECHANICS

Paper uses Standard American English including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs.
 
Paper is free of typographical errors.
 
Paper includes a highly developed viewpoint and purpose.
 
Paper demonstrates superior organization; communication is highly ordered, logical and unified.

0-15

 

Total

130

 

An explanation of the points earned, as well as where the assignment could be strengthened will be included with your grade.

   

  

 

 

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