Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology writing question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.
Complete the Big 5 Questionnaire (in the MEOWs folder in FILES/HANDOUTS), and use the scoring key to find your scores for each of the five factors (extroversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness to experience). Once you’ve found your scores, compare them to the averages (means) that are provided in the scoring handout. Pick the trait where your score is the most extreme (furthest from the average), and attempt to deviate from your measured score for one full day. For example, if you scored very low on extroversion, attempt to be a very extroverted person for one full day. At the end of the day, write a 300 word paper describing how you changed your behavior (what you specifically did), how challenging it was to change your behavior, your basic response to doing this exercise, and your thoughts on how biology and the environment are influencing your personality.