Jung’s theoretical approach to personality
Review HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test website, and read the Choca (1999), Paris (2005), and Westen (1998) articles. For this assignment, choose a historically important figure or a character from a movie, novel, or TV show, then address the following in your paper: Examine your figure or character from the perspective of Jung’s theoretical approach to personality and describe your chosen figure or character based on the dichotomous facets of personality as defined by Jung. Evaluate the current Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality instrument, which is based on Jung’s theories, and provide your impression of your chosen figure or character through the major facets of the MBTI. Analyze how ethical issues might affect the implementation of MBTI personality assessment in the setting native to your chosen figure or character. Assess the MBTI and its use to provide results on your chosen figure or character and describe the efficacy and reliability of this assessment as it relates to your chosen person. Summarize and present your opinion about how well this theory describes the person in question. Provide research to support your claims. The Personality Analysis Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must use at least three peer-reviewed sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library. These may include the required articles for the assignment. Must document all sources in APA style Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style. Westen, D. (1998). Case formulation and personality diagnosis: Two processes or one? In J. W. Barron (Ed.)Making diagnosis meaningful: Enhancing evaluation and treatment of psychological disorders (pp. 111-137). doi:10.1037/10307-004.
Choca, J. P. (1999). Evolution of Millon’s personality prototypes. Journal of Personality Assessment, 72(3), 353- 364. doi: 10.1207/S15327752JP720303
- The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. In this article, Choca describes Theodore Millon’s theory of personality as it relates to normal and abnormal behavior. Insight into a theory that contrasts Jung’s theories for broader understanding of personality typology is also provided.
Paris, J. (2005). Understanding self-mutilation in borderline personality disorder. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 13(3), 179-185. doi: 0.1080/10673220591003614