PSYC 101 UMUC How Psychology Is Portrayed in The Media Discussion
THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DESIGNED TO GET YOU CRITICALLY THINKING AND WRITING ABOUT HOW PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES ARE PRESENTED IN THE POPULAR MEDIA. MAGAZINE, NEWSPAPER, RADIO AND TELEVISION ACCOUNTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PHENOMENA OFTEN ARE PRESENTED MORE TO ATTRACT AN AUDIENCE THAN TO PROVIDE FULLY ACCURATE INFORMATION.
Washington Post: “Five Myths About Personality Tests” September 20 2018 Summary Merve Emre’s article, “Five Myths About Personality Tests,” begins by providing different definitions of the word personality. In the 13th century, personality was viewed as the quality and character of a human being. By the 18th century, the word altered to mean the traits that made an individual unique. Then in the recent 19th and 20th centuries, personality tests arose that grouped individuals into different classes depending on what personalities they had. Emre states that there are numerous myths regarding personality tests and proceeds to name five; personality is innate, personality tests are based on psychological science, the questions on personality tests are free of prejudice, personality assessments are valid and reliable, and personality assessments are harmless fun, like astrology. Conclusion The concept that personality is born with a person is, at best misguided. While the genetic makeup of a person does play a role in developing personality, environmental factors and experiences can significantly alter someone’s personality. This concept can be seen in trying to find a relationship between personality disorder and aggression. Gilbert et al. (2015), found that the environment in which a person lives creates a chance to form the type of behavior that he/she is likely to have. For example, people who lived in highly unstable societies are more likely to develop a personality disorder. Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-personality-tests/2018/09/20/3a57a8ee-b78a-11e8-a2c5-3187f427e253_story.htmlSomething like this, peronel matters came up and I dont have time to finish the project