How does the gene-environment interaction influence personality?

Assignment Content

  1. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that examines the influences of traits—such as trait theory—and biology—such as temperament—on personality development. Answer the following questions in your paper:
    • How does the gene-environment interaction influence personality?
    • Is culture a factor in personality expression?
    • What do twin studies show us about the inheritability of personality?
    • What characteristics of temperament are stable over time and contribute to our adult personality?
    • Are specific characteristics consistent over situation and over time?
    • Include an explanation of how the following personality models may be adapted to account for variation in the personal, societal, and cultural factors discussed in your paper:
    • Biological model
    • Five-factor trait theory
    • Temperament model of personality
    • Format your paper according to APA guidelines.