Synthesis of Personality Theory

Introduction
This unit builds on the analysis and application skills you have demonstrated thus far. In this unit, you have the opportunity to demonstrate synthesis skills—formulating, modifying, or reinforcing knowledge in order to integrate information into a unique perspective. Like the ability to analyze, the ability to synthesize is a crucial counselor skill. Critical reflection and generating ideas for change are vital to client progress. Grenello (2000) provides examples of how counselors can synthesize materials:
Combine information from different academic courses to apply to real-world problems; conceptualize cases, bringing together all relevant information; design an intervention that uses all of the client’s resources (p. 44).
In this unit, you integrate your own theory of personality by identifying which aspects of personality theory are of most significance to you. In doing so, you have the opportunity to creatively negotiate a view of personality, drawing upon your knowledge base by integrating perspectives into one unique view.
Reference
Grenello, D. H. (2000). Encouraging the cognitive development of supervisees: Using Bloom’s taxonomy in supervision. Counselor Education & Supervision, 40(1), 31–47.Objectives
To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
1. Analyze theoretical eclecticism.
2. Propose your own theory of personality based on what you have learned in this course.

Learning Activities Studies
Readings
Read the following article from the library, which you will use in an upcoming discussion about theoretical eclecticism:
• Lazarus and Beutler’s “On Technical Eclectism,” from Journal of Counseling & Development, volume 71, issue 4, pages 381–385.

Discussion 1: 1 page needed with 2 references.
Theoretical Eclecticism
For this discussion, answer the following questions in your initial post:
• How different are the personality theories, really?
• Might they all be integrated into one theoretical framework?
• Or, did they seem to differ fundamentally perhaps because they differed in the aspects of personality that they were trying to explain?
Use this unit’s article reading to support your position.

Discussion 2: 1 page needed with 2 references.
Your Own Theory of Personality
For this discussion, answer the following question in your initial post:
• If you could cut and paste three constructs from three different personality theories and develop your own theory of personality, what would that theory look like?
Explain why you selected the three particular constructs for your theory.

 

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Synthesis of Personality Theory

Synthesis of Personality Theory

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Introduction
This unit builds on the analysis and application skills you have demonstrated thus far. In this unit, you have the opportunity to demonstrate synthesis skills—formulating, modifying, or reinforcing knowledge in order to integrate information into a unique perspective. Like the ability to analyze, the ability to synthesize is a crucial counselor skill. Critical reflection and generating ideas for change are vital to client progress. Grenello (2000) provides examples of how counselors can synthesize materials:
Combine information from different academic courses to apply to real-world problems; conceptualize cases, bringing together all relevant information; design an intervention that uses all of the client’s resources (p. 44).
In this unit, you integrate your own theory of personality by identifying which aspects of personality theory are of most significance to you. In doing so, you have the opportunity to creatively negotiate a view of personality, drawing upon your knowledge base by integrating perspectives into one unique view.
Reference
Grenello, D. H. (2000). Encouraging the cognitive development of supervisees: Using Bloom’s taxonomy in supervision. Counselor Education & Supervision, 40(1), 31–47.Objectives
To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
1. Analyze theoretical eclecticism.
2. Propose your own theory of personality based on what you have learned in this course.

Learning Activities Studies
Readings
Read the following article from the library, which you will use in an upcoming discussion about theoretical eclecticism:
• Lazarus and Beutler’s “On Technical Eclectism,” from Journal of Counseling & Development, volume 71, issue 4, pages 381–385.

Discussion 1: 1 page needed with 2 references.
Theoretical Eclecticism
For this discussion, answer the following questions in your initial post:
• How different are the personality theories, really?
• Might they all be integrated into one theoretical framework?
• Or, did they seem to differ fundamentally perhaps because they differed in the aspects of personality that they were trying to explain?
Use this unit’s article reading to support your position.

Discussion 2: 1 page needed with 2 references.
Your Own Theory of Personality
For this discussion, answer the following question in your initial post:
• If you could cut and paste three constructs from three different personality theories and develop your own theory of personality, what would that theory look like?
Explain why you selected the three particular constructs for your theory.