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1 “Freud and Friends” Theories & Theorists Presentations
Psychology II Team Presentations

2 Content of the Presentation
Theorist’s Background Date and place of birth Significant family information Significant historical information Discuss how upbringing influenced theory School-of-Thought/Theoretical Perspective Briefly 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 theory Define any necessary terms Discuss 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 Weaknesses What 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’ names Theorist’s Background 2+ slides School-of-Thought/Theoretical Background 1+ slide(s) Primary Beliefs/Components of Theory 4+ slides

7 Format…continued Related Theories Strengths and Weaknesses
1+ slide(s) Strengths and Weaknesses Theory-in-Action References/Works Cited TOTAL 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 Cards Interact with Visuals Face Audience Speak steadily/clearly No gum, No candy No hands in pockets Good Volume Do not read directly from slides Hook ‘em Poise Closure…

10 Group Presentation Grading
Depth/Accuracy of Content Creativity Quality of PowerPoint presentation Voice Eye Contact Misc. Presentation Points mentioned Each member must present 2-3 minutes

11 Other Grade Components
Self-evaluation You will be evaluating your own contribution Peer evaluation You will be evaluating your group members’ contributions Individual evaluation You will be graded on your individual quality & contribution to your team presentation Audience member evaluation You will be graded as a member of the audience

Miscellaneous… Save PowerPoint & to At least 2 group members should have access to the presentation You must also submit a printed copy of slides prior to presentation PLEASE PRACTICE 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 members This may include a “Live” or video presentation This is supplementary and not intended to replace your presentation format

14 Please Submit… A copy of your PowerPoint slides
Please —no paper please A professional, well organized handout that briefly summarizes the theory You may structure this as a worksheet that can be completed during your presentation Five multiple choice questions regarding the basics of your theory 2 of these will appear on the next quiz

15 Presentation Choices Sigmund Freud Carl Rogers Kurt Lewin
Karen Horney Abraham Maslow Charles Tart Carl Jung B.F. Skinner Ken Wilbur Alfred Adler Arnold Bruhn Albert Bandura Erik Erikson Buddhist Erich Fromm Jaylene Smith George Kelly Anna Freud Jean Piaget Otto Rank Victor Frankl Rollo 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 Association Harvard: Department of Psychology Centre for Psychology at Athabasca University Psychology Department Shippensburg University Social Psychology Network: Wesleyan University

17 Presentation Schedule
Please be prepared to present in class on Monday

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