Is Personality Associated With Humour Use?

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The aim of the current study is to examine the association between personality and humour use, plus ONE of the following variables: self-esteem, affect (positive vs negative), and chronotype (Morningness-Eveningness). Overall, this project aims to add to a body of research examining the links between personality, humour styles, and wellbeing. The Assignment Note: The maximum number of words is the absolute maximum and markers may stop reading at the word limit. Everything, except for the reference list, is included in the word count. The assignment consists of three sections: 1. Hypotheses (300 words max; contributes 15% to the overall mark for the assignment) 2. Results (500 words max; contributes 25% to the overall mark for the assignment) 3. Discussion (1200 words max; contributes 50% to the overall mark for the assignment) (Note: 10% of the overall mark is assessed on the quality of the grammar/expression and adherence to APA 6th referencing style). Section 1 – Hypotheses / Research Aims (max 300 words) Students must propose TWO hypotheses, one for each of the two aims described on Page 3. Both hypotheses must incorporate personality (choose one or more personality factors). Please note – the important aspect of this section is to present clear and understandable hypotheses/research questions that can be tested using the given data. This section is not assessed on the complexity or difficulty of the question(s) being posed. It is about being able to write testable hypotheses. If in doubt go for clarity. Learning Objectives Assessed: You will be assessed on your ability to: 1. Write testable hypotheses/research questions. 2. Present the hypotheses/research questions in a clear and coherent manner. Section 2 – Results (max 500 words) In this section descriptive data and the findings of the analyses conducted to test your hypotheses are presented. Learning Objectives Assessed: You will be assessed on your ability to: 1. Conduct the appropriate analyses to test your research question / hypotheses. 2. Present results according to APA standards. 3. Convey understanding of the results in a clear and concise way. This section is not assessed on complexity of the statistics used – unless these are appropriate for answering the question. An equally high mark may be achieved by utilising univariate statistics correctly as could be obtained using multivariate statistics. The important aspect of this section is using the correct statistical methods to answer the question posed. Section 3 – Discussion (max 1200 words) In this section you will discuss the findings relevant to your hypotheses/research questions. Students should indicate if the hypotheses/research questions were supported (or not) and interpret the findings in the context of previous research and the implications for personality theory. Next, students should consider the practical or applied implications of their findings. Following this, there should be a consideration of the methodological limitations of the research, and how they may have impacted on the findings. Finally, a coherent conclusion is expected. Learning Objectives Assessed: You will be assessed on your ability to: 1. Demonstrate understanding of the theories and concepts. 2. Use the theories to explain your results. 3. Coherently consider applications of the findings for theory and practice. 4. Present a logical argument in a clear and concise manner. 5. Present the methodological limitations that may have influenced the findings. 6. Present a coherent conclusion. Please note there is a data set file that you will need to open in SPSS. This is a lab report so it requires research as well as a statistical component for the results section. I have included a list of references that will need to be read, in order to come up with 2 hypothesis. Please also note I have included a paper under Psych Personality Sample. I have included this as an example only and so you have an idea of how the paper is meant to be set out and how we are expected to format the report and what my tutor is looking for in terms of the set out. As per instructions there is no need to write a full lab report for this assignment, you only need to include: 2 hypothesise Results sections Discussion 2000 words all up. There is no need to include an abstract, method etc only the 3 as listed above

Is Personality Associated With Humour Use?