Smarter Decision Making through Psychology
August 4, 2020
Using your problem solving and self and social awareness skills and what you have learned about personality traits and emotions, answer the questions below to help Gloria calm her anxiety and find a solution to her problem.
For each question, you should write a paragraph-length response (5–7 sentences) to receive credit for this assignment. Use your Soomo webtext as a resource. When you paraphrase the ideas that you read in the webtext, be sure to provide an in-text citation using the Strayer Writing Standards.
Note: This assignment asks you to apply the information from your webtext to a scenario. It does not require research or use of additional sources. However, if you choose to use information from an outside source (including, but not limited to, information in Blackboard or videos) you must cite that source in the text and provide an SWS source list. You must also cite your webtext and enter it into your source list.
Question 1: From Chapter 3 in the webtext, what are the Big 5 personality traits? How are the Big 5 personality traits related to your self and social awareness? Use your Soomo webtext as your paraphrase what you read about the big 5. Remember to provide an in-text citation for the ideas that you paraphrase.
Question 2: Of the Big 5 personality traits, one of them most accurately characterizes Lakiesha. Which of the Big 5 personality traits most accurately describes Lakeisha? Why? Use your Soomo webtext as your paraphrase what you read about the big 5. Remember to provide an in-text citation for the ideas that you paraphrase.
Question 3: Chapter 6 in the webtext focused on emotions and emotional regulation. Gloria is feeling anxious about working with Lakeisha. Using what you learned, give advice to Gloria on how she can identify and regulate her own emotions so that she can stick with this project and be successful. Use your Soomo webtext to paraphrase what you learn about regulating your emotions so that Gloria can ease her worries and figure out how to effectively work with Lakeisha. Remember to provide an in-text citation for the ideas that you paraphrase.
Question 4: If you were in this situation, how confident are you that you could successfully resolve a workplace conflict like the one that Gloria faced? What past experiences or knowledge influence your answer? Write a paragraph to describe your confidence in handling a workplace conflict and what experiences influence your confidence level in this type of situation.
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