For your capstone project, you will complete a six-page paper exploring the personality of your chosen literary character. You are welcome to copy/paste information you have already written about your character from previous papers. However, you will need to write original information about a personality theory for this critical assignment.
Included in the body of your paper will be the following:
(a) an Introduction section, where you will outline what you will accomplish in your paper (see the below sections)
(b) a Background section, where you will review the psychosocial history of your literary figure, including his or her family-of-origin, childhood years, adult years, significant relationships and accomplishments, etc. This section can include some copied/pasted information you wrote for previous papers in this course.
(c) a Personality Conceptualization section, where you will outline a personality theory you have chosen from the textbook (this needs to be a theory you have not already written about for a previous paper in this course). Included in this section will be the application of the personality theory/treatment to your literary character. Focus on how the theory explains predominate personality traits or characteristics displayed in the person’s life story.
(d) a Discussion section, where you will offer your own thoughts/feelings about the potential fit of this theory to your literary character, as well as areas in which the theory could be strengthened so as to describe your historical figure’s personality; included in this section will be your thoughts on how the Christian faith can be integrated into the theory.
Your essay should be 6 pages of text, plus a title page and reference page. Your paper should be in proper APA format (if you are unsure of APA formatting, please reference the materials provided in the Week 0 learning activity). Your essay should include at least 6 citations from peer-reiviewed sources. One of your sources can be the Schultz & Schultz (2017) text. Websites are not considered valid references in academic work. A great place to find peer-reviewed journal articles is the Social Sciences Full Text database provided through the CBU library website:
This assignment is worth a total of 150 points as the capstone project for this course. Papers will be graded using the following rubric:
APA Style/Formatting (25 points) APA style/formatting is used consistently throughout the article with minimal to no errors: the Title page is in APA style; articles are cited appropriately in APA style; spelling, grammar, and punctuation are congruent with APA style; the Reference page is consistent with APA style.
Structure (50 points) Introduction, Background, Personality Conceptualization, and Discussion sections are well developed and supported by empirical research and academic sources; construction of topic is put into a logical order and is a synthesis of the research/academic literature on the topic; the Discussion section flows from the Introduction, Background, and Conceptualization sections, offering original thoughts/reflections; the length of paper is at least 6 pages of text, excluding the Title and Reference pages, with 12-point font and 1 margins on all sides.
Background/Personality Conceptualization/Discussion (50 points) At least 6 academic references are used, none of which are websites. The psychosocial history of the literary figure is thoroughly covered, and the personality theory is reviewed in detail. The student offers his or her own thoughts on the potential effectiveness of the theory and approach, as well as ways to strengthen the theory in helping the literary figure.
Faith Integration (25 points) In the Discussion section, the topic is explicated through the lens of a Christian worldview via supporting passages in scripture or doctrinal statements; the author discusses how the Christian faith can be integrated with the theory he or she has selected, or highlights why the two cannot adequately be integrated.