CASE STUDY ANALYSIS – PSYCHOANALYTIC AND TRAIT THEORY
The Module Assessment in Week 8 is a personality theory case study analysis that will be developed during Weeks 2 – 8. The Module Assessment is based on a case study found in your Learning Resources, “The Case of Mrs. C.”
This week you examined personality theories from the psychoanalytic and trait theoretical perspectives. Supported by the information you gathered in your Personality Theory Matrix, analyze the case of Mrs. C based on one theory from the psychoanalytic orientation and one theory from the trait orientation examined this week. The case study analysis considers Mrs. C’s symptoms (including cultural considerations) and offers relevant assessments and interventions for her case. Additionally, it must be supported by scholarly materials from research of reputable sources.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
- Review the Learning Resource, “The Case of Mrs. C.”
- Review the Personality Theory Matrix information about the psychoanalytic and trait theoretical orientations and their corresponding related theories.
ASSIGNMENT (2 PAGES; 1 PAGE PER THEORY)
Based on the information you gain from the personality case study, “The Case of Mrs. C,” complete the following case study analyses:
Psychoanalytic Theory Case Study Analysis:
- Analyze Mrs. C’s symptoms, including cultural considerations, from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the psychoanalytic theoretical orientation.
- Offer suggestions for assessments and interventions to use with Mrs. C from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the psychoanalytic theoretical orientation.
Trait Theory Case Study Analysis:
- Analyze Mrs. C’s symptoms, including cultural considerations, from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the trait theoretical orientation.
- Offer suggestions for assessments and interventions to use with Mrs. C from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the trait theoretical orientation.
Integrate Resources and scholarly materials in your analyses and provide citations and references in APA format. References should be combined in one list at the end of the document
- Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). Personality: Theory and research (14th ed.). Wiley.
- Chapter 3, “A Psychodynamic Theory: Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality” (pp. 53–84) ·
- Chapter 7, “Trait Theories of Personality: Allport, Eysenck, and Cattell” (pp. 180–204)
- Chapter 8, “Trait Theory: The Five-Factor Model and Contemporary Developments” (pp. 205–240)
- Gabbard, G. O. (2001). Psychoanalytically informed approaches to the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychoanalytic Inquiry: A Topical Journal for Mental Health ProfessionalsLinks to an external site., 21(2), 208–221.
- Personality Theory Matrix Download Personality Theory Matrix[Excel document] Note: You will use this matrix spreadsheet to guide your learning about personality theories for your Module 1 Assignment and Module Assessment. Download this spreadsheet and continue to use this same one throughout your Assignments in Weeks 2-6 of this module.
- Prochaska, J. O., & Norcross, J. C. (2018). The case of Mrs. C Download The case of Mrs. C. In, Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis (9th ed., pp. 15–17). Oxford University Press.
Credit Line: SYSTEMS OF PYSCHOTHERAPY: A Transtheoretical Analysis, 9th Edition, by James O. Prochaska and John C. Norcross. Copyright 2018 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Note: You will use this personality case study to complete your Assignments in Weeks 2-6 and your Module Assessment. Download this case study and continue to use it throughout this Module.
- Schroder, H. S., Yalch, M. M., Dawood, S., Callahan, C. P., Donnellan, M. B., & Moser, J. S. (2017). Growth mindset of anxiety buffers the link between stressful life events and psychological distress and coping strategies. Personality and Individual DifferencesLinks to an external site., 110, 23–26.
- Tuckwiller, B., & Dardick, W. R. (2018). Mindset, grit, optimism, pessimism and life satisfaction in university students with and without anxiety and/or depression. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in EducationLinks to an external site., 6(2), 32–48.