Debate Thought Paper(10 points)
Due: Thursday, June 22nd
Each student will work to research a controversial question within personality psychology. Based on your research, you will be asked to prepare a set of arguments for both sides of the debate.
You may choose any ONE of the following debates to consider:
- Cognition v. Emotion
- Person v. Situation
- Personality Testing: Good or Bad?
The first step is to choose a debate. Please inform me of your chosen topic no later than Saturday, June 3rd.
After you have selected a debate to research, the next step is to familiarize yourself with the empirical, peer-reviewed evidence within personality psychology that has investigated your assigned question. You may begin exploring your assigned question by conducting a simple Google search. Once you are ready to begin the research process in earnest, please follow the steps I have outlined in the instructions on using the electronic databases, posted within the Course Materials. Be sure to identify at least two pieces of peer-reviewed evidence for each side of the debate.
- Includes at least 4 sources for each side of the debate, for a total of at least 8 sources. At least four of these sources shall be appropriate, peer-reviewed reference articles.
- Includes at least one logical argument for each side of the debate, for a total of at least two logical arguments.
- Argument(s) is/are persuasive.
- Includes at least one challenge question for each side of the debate, for a total of at least two challenge questions.
- Challenge questions are relevant and sufficiently challenging in that they comment on significant flaws in an argument or focus on strengths of a competing argument.
- Includes thoughtful responses to each of the challenge questions raised. Your responses should fully answer each question and should use empirical evidence (not personal opinion) for support.
Submit this assignment as a Microsoft Word document to the Assignment titled Debate Thought Paper found within Module 4.