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    Writing Assignment #3 (Unit I, Module 3) PSY210  –   Psychology of the Individual in Context For this assignment, c omplete the “Mini - Marker” Scale  which follows and then write about your results following the prompts listed in the “conclusions” section . Mini-Markers (Saucier, 1994) Please use this list of common human traits to describe yourself as accurately as possible. Describe yourself as you see yourself at the present time, not as you wish to be in the future. Describe yourself as you are generally or typically, as compared with the other persons you know of the same sex and of roughly your same age. Write a number indicating how accurately the trait describes you. 1 2 3 4 5 Inaccurate Slightly Neither Slightly Accurate Inaccurate Accurate  ____1. Bashful  ____2. Bold  ____3. Careless  ____4. Cold  ____5. Complex  ____6. Cooperative  ____7. Creative  ____8. Deep  ____9. Disorganized  ____10. Efficient  ____11. Energetic  ____12. Envious  ____13. Extraverted  ____14. Fretful  ____15. Harsh  ____16. Imaginative  ____17. Inefficient  ____18. Intellectual  ____19. Jealous  ____20. Kind  ____21. Moody  ____22. Organized  ____23. Philosophical  ____24. Practical  ____25. Quiet  ____26. Relaxed  ____27. Rude  ____28. Shy  ____29. Sloppy  ____30. Sympathetic  ____31. Systematic  ____32. Talkative  ____33. Temperamental  ____34. Touchy  ____35. Uncreative  ____36. Unenvious  ____37. Unintellectual  ____38. Unsympathetic  ____39. Warm  ____40. Withdrawn    Calculate  your total score on each of the five factors listed in “sum items” below . Please note that some of the items are reverse-scored  . It is recommended for ease of scoring purposes, that you first reverse-score these items and write the new value to the left of the srcinal ratings. Then, when totaling for each factor score, you can simply use the new reverse-scored value instead. Reverse score items  1, 3, 4, 9, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40 1 = 5 2 = 4 3 = 3 4 = 2 5 = 1 Sum items : 1, 2, 11, 13, 25, 28, 32, 40 = Factor I (Extraversion): _____ 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 33, 34, 36 = Factor II (Emotional Stability): _____ 4, 6, 15, 20, 27, 30, 38, 39 = Factor III (Agreeableness): _____ 3, 9, 10, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 = Factor IV (Conscientiousness): _____ 5, 7, 8, 16, 18, 23, 35, 37 = Factor V (Openness): _____ Interpretation : Higher scores for each factor indicate having a greater amount of that factor (e.g., a higher score on Factor I suggests that a person has greater levels of extraversion and higher scores on Factor II indicate a greater degree of emotional stability). Conclusions : After computing and interpreting your scores, answer the following questions and submit for completion of Writing Assignment #3. You DO NOT have to submit your completed questionnaire as part of this assignment. What is required is your responses to the following: 1.) Discuss your results. Which factors were your highest? Your lowest? 2.) How reliable/valid are your results? 3.) Think like a psychologist….In a couple of sentences, provide a brief critical evaluation of this personality measurement tool.    Grading Rubric for Writing Assignment #3    9-10  points Response addresses the prompt in a thoughtful and academic manner; all questions are answered with adequate depth, length, and reference to course content (recommended response length is a couple of well-developed paragraphs or approximately 300-400 words total). Response is readable, grammar is sufficient, and spelling is accurate. Full points are awarded to initial responses that demonstrate excellence, express critical thinking about the readings and course content, and offer thoughtful participation. 7-8  points The response is readable and comments make sense in the context of the questions presented. However, the depth, length, and reference to course content were not thorough. Mistakes might be present in content accuracy. There is insufficient critical thinking recognized. These responses are good in that they demonstrate the student has completed the readings and other course content with some additional integration and critical thinking needed. 5-6  points Questions answered with limited depth, length, and reference to course content. Response is readable, but there is a lack of critical thinking and in-depth attention to the reading and course content. Multiple errors in accuracy present. 0-4  points The response demonstrates insufficient critical thinking about and understanding of the course content and the readings. Response is not written in a way that makes sense in the context of the questions. Response does not answer questions. Response is unreadable.
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