Factors That Influence Personality Research Paper

Factors That Influence Personality
Investigates the many contributing factors, the roles they play and the theories explaining the development of an individual's personality.
# 147480 | 4,745 words | 16 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2011 in Sociology (General) , Psychology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper examines factors that influence personality including the relationship of cognition and personality development, how biological and environmental factors affect the cognitive processes that can shape some aspects of personality and the influence of parents on personality. Next, the author discusses how biological, genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of an aggressive personality. The paper settles the old "nature versus nurture" debate by emphasizing that the foundation of personality development rests within nature because only nature can create a healthy base in which to be nurtured.

Table of Contents:
Cognition and Personality
Biological Factors of Cognitive Development
Environmental Factors of Cognitive Development
Development of Aggressive Personality
Parental Influence on Personality Development
Self-Efficacy and Personality
Nature and Nurture Factors to Self-Efficacy

From the Paper:

"Some children might be born with a chromosome abnormality such as Down syndrome or have a mental impairment such as retardation. All of these factors will affect the cognitive development of the individual which ultimately will affect their own unique personality. Children who have even a hearing impairment may be slower to learn language and slower to develop cognitive skills. Children who are ill sometimes have to have massive treatments such as chemotherapy and most likely these children take a lot of medication which can ultimately have an impact on the brains development."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Asher, Jules. (2008). Aggression-Related Gene Weakens Brain's Impulse Control Circuits. NIMH. 20 Mar. 2006. NIMH Press Office. 15 Sept. 2008.
  • Atkinson Rita & Richard & Hilgard Ernest. (1979). Introduction to Psychology, seventh edition. New Haven, Conn: Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • Bandura, A. (1982). Self- efficacy mechanism in human agency. American Psychologist, 33, 334-358
  • Bandura A., Ross, D., & Ross, S.A. (1961). Transmission of aggression through imitation of agressive models. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575-582

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