In lessons one through four, you learned foundational information concerning personality psychology. This written assignment in particular, will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of several theories of personality.

  1. Choose two (2) theoretical perspectives of personality from the following list. Write at least one paragraph for each perspective that defines and describes the perspective and its key concepts.
  • Trait perspective
  • Motive perspective
  • Genetics, evolution, and personality perspective
  • Biological processes and personality perspective


  1. Compare and contrast the two (2) perspectives selected in the previous question, describing the benefits and drawbacks of each perspective. Use the text and the additional readings in each lesson to assist you with developing your responses. Additional external resources from peer-reviewed journal articles may also be utilized.