Portfolio - Assignments
I to VI
one front page for all 6 Assignments. Label the front page with “Portfolio-
assignments I to VI”. Attach any further assignment to the first without an
additional front page. Maintain running page numbers.
assignments have to include in-text references and a complete reference list at
the end of each assignment (follow Harvard referencing guidelines). Plagiarism
is not accepted and will result in drastic point deduction or rejection of the
Assignment I – Identify your Personal
Learning Style (LO 3, PC 3.1)
can find several websites online, which help you to identify and profile your
personal learning style. Visit minimum two webpages and identify your
individual learning style.
and discuss on how you can practically make use of your learning style during
your academic studies.
Assignment II - Reflect on your own Traits
and Professional Interest Areas.
Checklist 1.2 (chapter 1 in your textbook)
to determine where you fall in Holland’s typologies.
the personality traits you analyzed by using Holland’s typology.
have been studying different careers and it’s specifics in class. Go to the
American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) website (www.apa.org) and search the list of
divisions. (Under Quick Links on the
left hand side is a button for “Divisions”). (LO 1, PC 1.1 and 1.2)
two divisions that are of most interest to you, research about the different
careers within the divisions, including the specifications of the careers (e.g.
outlook, pre-requisites, major tasks, etc.). Write a short explanation
of what interests you about this area/division. What is your likely emphasis
area in psychology at this point in time?
(LO 1, PC 1.1 and 1.2; LO 3, PC 3.2)
reading chapter 1 in your textbook, attend to the exercise that starts at the
bottom of p. 8 (section titled “Your interests, skills, and values”) as
the list of ‘interests and values’ you have come up in class and analyze related
skills and abilities for each. Some of the interests may belong to the same
skill group. (LO 3, PC 3.2)
a SWOT analysis based on the information you have gathered about yourself and
your areas of interest in relation to careers in psychology. (LO 3, PC 3.2)
Assignment III – Primary Governing Bodies (LO 2, PC 2.1 & 2.2)
Research and find out information about the
primary governing bodies in relation to the practice of psychology. Identify their
roles and study their guidelines.
Write a report on your research findings,
including required regulations and guidelines for practicing psychology and in
particular in the interest areas you chose in Assignment II, 1c. (Word count: 2000
Assignment IV – Develop a Professional
Action Plan (LO 3, PC 3.2 to PC 3.5)
on your professional goals. Include and discuss two to three alternative
and discuss the required skills, knowledge and qualifications for each of the careers
you identified in III, 1. (above). Identify and describe resources and support
needed to meet your goals.
a study plan to complete and fulfill the qualification requirements and
generate professional action plans for two
of the careers you discussed in III,1. (above).
Assignment V – Resume (LO 3, PC 3.2, 3.4)
2 in your textbook. You may research for other sources as well. Create and
submit a 1-2 page resume. Reflect and include your strengths, skills and
competencies. You can choose to create a chronological or a functional resume
or both if you like.
Assignment VI – Evaluation of these
Action Plans (LO3, PC 3.6)
and describe strengths and weaknesses of your action plans. Here, you will be
The way in which you gathered information,
The validity of the various analyses that you
conducted for Assignments I and II
The usefulness of the materials and resources
(texts, websites etc.) you identified and described in Assignment III, 2
How you managed your time.
referencing: Use of relevant data, referencing in a standard format e.g. Harvard.
Writing Style: clarity of language and expression,
logical structure, effective and concise formulations and inclusion of technical
terms. (15 %)
Inclusion of relevant information, demonstration of clear understanding of
issues referred to and application of the concepts to own individual and
professional growth. (35%)
of Analysis & Synthesis: Critical analysis, meaningful
synthesis and evaluation. (35%)
Kuther, T.L., & Morgan, R.D. (2012). Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a
Changing World (4th Ed.). Boston: Wadsworth.