Optional Alternative Writing Assignment:
Will Replace Lowest Writing Assignment Grade, if Higher
Psychology in Autobiographies:
You will select 3 psychologists from the first 8 volumes of Edwin Boring’s A History of Psychology in Autobiography (available on reserve at the Library). Two psychologists must come from the first 5 volumes, and one from volume 7 or 8.
You will submit online (through Webcampus) a well-written 1250-word (~4-5 pages) summary and reflection that contains the following sections:
A. Your understanding of each of the 3 psychologists (~ 1-1.5 pages each):
- 1) Why do you think the psychologist was selected as a contributor?
- 2) How much emphasis does the psychologist put on influences from family, peers,teachers, and themselves in their intellectual development?
- 3) What were the psychologist’s core contributions to the field?
B. Your overall assessment (~1/2 -1 page):
4) What seems to be important in the development of a great psychologist and great ideas?