PSYC2019 – Sample Essay Questions One of these will appear in your final exam. We do NOT provide answers. Q1. Your textbook states that personality psychologists study a person’s enduring and distinctive patterns of experience and behavior. However, a person can be studied at different levels, depending on the theoretical premise. In a George Kelly manner, compare and contrast the level of personality analysis among i) the factor analytic approach, ii) heritability research, and iii) Cervone’s knowledge-and-appraisal personality architecture (KAPA) model. Q2. a) Discuss any three cultural personality dimensions in Geert Hofstede’s model in terms of their definitions, behavioral implications, and plausible causes. b) You met two persons in a youth hostel, Jamie from the United States and Rei from Japan. The United States scored 91 and Japan scored 45 on Hofstede’s individualismcollectivism dimension. Why would it be wrong to expect Jamie to be more individualistic than Rei? Q3. Rachel, who was known as a perfectionist among her friends, was a final-year student who had extended her studies for 3 years. She could not stand the thought of not getting an A in her course. In this semester, she late-dropped two courses again on medical grounds because she was overwhelmed by the feeling that she had screwed up the mid-term tests. Analyze her problem and give suggestions to Rachel from a behaviorist and social-cognitive perspective.