2 Content of the Presentation Theorist’s BackgroundDate and place of birthSignificant family informationSignificant historical informationDiscuss how upbringing influenced theorySchool-of-Thought/Theoretical PerspectiveBriefly discuss school-of-thought (i.e. psychoanalytical, behaviorist, humanist, trait, existentialist, etc.)
3 Content Continued… Primary Beliefs/Components of Theory Does theory cover personality development, personality structure, problems with personality &/or other aspects of personality?How so? How not?Discuss the basis for the theoryDefine any necessary termsDiscuss any important processes
4 Content Continued… Related Theories Strengths and Weaknesses Are there other theorists with similar theories?Was this theory derived from another one?Strengths and WeaknessesWhat are its strengths, benefits or high points?What are its weaknesses, limitations, criticisms?
5 Final Content Areas… Theory-in-Action… Where can we see the theory in use?Has it been applied to some form of therapy or treatment?Is the theory still widely believed or utilized today?Can you apply the theory to a certain individual or type of situation to show its practicality?
6 PowerPoint Format Title Slide Theorist’s Background 1 slide: Include topic and group members’ namesTheorist’s Background2+ slidesSchool-of-Thought/Theoretical Background1+ slide(s)Primary Beliefs/Components of Theory4+ slides
7 Format…continued Related Theories Strengths and Weaknesses 1+ slide(s)Strengths and WeaknessesTheory-in-ActionReferences/Works CitedTOTAL PACKAGE:12+ SLIDES
8 PowerPoint Tips Include graphics to enhance content. Font size should be at least size 24.Limit the number of words per slide.~ should NOT be “wall to wall” text ~Use colors, underlines, bold, italics &/or other means to highlight important info.Consider placing only key words on slides.Double check visibility of font/backgrounds.
9 Presentation Tips Eye Contact Only Note Cards if needed (no papers) Do not read directly from Note CardsInteract with VisualsFace AudienceSpeak steadily/clearlyNo gum, No candyNo hands in pocketsGood VolumeDo not read directly from slidesHook ‘emPoiseClosure…
10 Group Presentation Grading Depth/Accuracy of ContentCreativityQuality of PowerPoint presentationVoiceEye ContactMisc. Presentation Points mentionedEach member must present 2-3 minutes
11 Other Grade Components Self-evaluationYou will be evaluating your own contributionPeer evaluationYou will be evaluating your group members’ contributionsIndividual evaluationYou will be graded on your individual quality & contribution to your team presentationAudience member evaluationYou will be graded as a member of the audience
12 PRACTICE YOUR PRESENTATION! Miscellaneous…Save PowerPoint & toAt least 2 group members should have access to the presentationYou must also submit a printed copy of slides prior to presentationPLEASEPRACTICE YOUR PRESENTATION!
13 An Added Bonus…If your group would like to earn bonus points for your oral presentation, you can choose to “act out” a case study utilizing your personality theory…This can be completed by one or more of the group membersThis may include a “Live” or video presentationThis is supplementary and not intended to replace your presentation format
14 Please Submit… A copy of your PowerPoint slides Please —no paper pleaseA professional, well organized handout that briefly summarizes the theoryYou may structure this as a worksheet that can be completed during your presentationFive multiple choice questions regarding the basics of your theory2 of these will appear on the next quiz
15 Presentation Choices Sigmund Freud Carl Rogers Kurt Lewin Karen Horney Abraham Maslow Charles TartCarl Jung B.F. Skinner Ken WilburAlfred Adler Arnold Bruhn Albert BanduraErik Erikson Buddhist Erich FrommJaylene Smith George Kelly Anna FreudJean Piaget Otto Rank Victor FranklRollo May Gordon Allport Hans Eysenck…and many others.Please spend some time searching to find more information about these--and other—interesting, relevant theorists prior to making a selection.
16 Presentation Source Starter Kit American Psychological AssociationHarvard: Department of PsychologyCentre for Psychology at Athabasca UniversityPsychology Department Shippensburg UniversitySocial Psychology Network: Wesleyan University
17 Presentation Schedule Please be preparedto presentin class onMonday