The length of your postings will vary. However, a ?solid? original post should be at least a paragraph in length, expressing your understanding of, thoughts, feelings, interpretations of, and questions regarding the discussion forum as informed by the readings. Your opinions are fine as long as you back them up with information from the readings. Your postings in response to your classmates may be shorter, but also need to be based on information from the readings. Whether you agree, disagree, raise a new point, or answer the question posed by the originator of a posting, your response should be informed by readings? theories, ideas, concept, etc.
EACH DISCUSSION POST SHOULD BE A PAGE LING THERE ARE TWO THAT NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED ALONG WITH ALL THE QUESTIONS ASKED IN THEM.
Answer these two discussion post
1. As always, you can address this forum in anyway you see fit. However, here are a few questions and ideas you may want to address: How do you understand or define personality? Or is there really a thing we call personality? How do you understand how temperament (biological predispositions to act or react to certain stimuli) and character (aspect of personality developed from learning and interacting with the external environment) interact to affect personality development? Do you see one as more important than the other? Why or why not?
Is personality stable or does it change over time? Can it be changed? How so? How and when does it develop or how is it formed? What are the major factors that affect its development (Nature vs. Nurture)? Does the situation shape the person or does the person behave in certain ways based on their innate make up (this question is another way of addressing the nature/nurture debate by raising the question as to if personality is a construct exclusively part of one’s internal make up or if there is also an interaction with the environment)? Are we a ?blank slate? (tabula rasa) totally affected by environment or are we genetically determined? How do biology, psychology, and environment interact to affect personality development?
For Discussion post one please read chapter 13
2. Objective: Education, inequality, SES
Sources :Frontline: Season 34: Episode 13 ? A Subprime Education https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/a-subprime-education/
Over the course of recent years there has been a proliferation of ?for-profit? schools in an environment of rising educational costs. Discuss with classmates what promises these institutions make to students in terms of success after graduation (generally measured by graduation time, graduation rate, or job placement). How are these schools incentivized to operate, and what potential challenges arise with for-profit education? In what ways can tensions arise when the organization tries to meet the needs of students and shareholders? How is this situation complicated by a student?s SES, gender, sexuality, race, or ethnicity?