Personality & Intelligence Influence on the Mortality Rate for Suicide in The US Student Institution (Word Count 3 195)Abstract Across the globe there are several factors attributed to suicide. Many scholars around the world have invested time and other resources in evaluating the causes of mortality rate across the globe. Most scholars conclude that suicide rate is a concern in most economies and is mainly caused by the inability to manage the socio-economic pressure. However the research on the influence on intelligence and personality on suicide rate has not been evaluated in depth. .thus this report assesses the relationship between the personality traits along with the intelligence and their effect on the suicide rate in the U.S. this is because the increasing trend of suicide in the U.S. is worrying and needs to be addressed. Through the literature review it is apparent that low IQ and high neuroticism and clinical sample. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 68 455–460. Jokela M. Batty G. D. Nyberg S. T. Virtanen M. Nabi H. Singh-Manoux A. & Kivimäki M. (2013). Personality and all-cause mortality: individual-participant meta-analysis of 3 947 deaths in 76 150 adults. American journal of epidemiology 178(5) 667-675. Turiano N. A. Chapman B. P. Gruenewald T. L. & Mroczek D. K. (2015). Personality and the leading behavioral contributors of mortality. Health Psychology 34(1) 51. Voracek M. (2007). Early 20th Century Social Ecology Of U.S. State IQ and Suicide Rates: Evidence from The Army Alpha and Beta Intelligence Test Data Of Yerkes (1921). Social Behavior and Personality 35(8) 1027-1030. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.contentproxy.phoenix.edu/docview/209903155?accountid=35812. Voracek M. (2007). State IQ and suicide rates in the United States. Perceptual and motor skills 105(1) 102-106. AppendixFigure 1. U.S. mortality rate by suicide since 2005 to 2015 in every 100 000 people. Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/187465/death-rate-from-suicide-in-the-us-since-1950/ [...]
‘Personality and intelligence predict mortality’ Your task is to critically review the literature which considers the pathway(s) from personality and intelligence to mortality. You should prepare your answer with reference to ONE physical illness of your choice. Firstly, you will need to systematically review the evidence in relation to whether personality and intelligence predict mortality, with specific reference to the physical illness which you choose to focus on. This will need to include a description of your search strategy, as well as a table documenting each of the studies which your literature search has identified (which may be included as an appendix). This part of the assignment should draw some firm conclusions with respect to whether the literature you reviewed supports a link between personality and intelligence, and mortality, for the illness that you’ve chosen to focus on. The second part of the assignment should provide a critical evaluation of the various pathways via which personality and intelligence may influence mortality, again with specific reference to the physical illness which you choose to focus on. The conclusions which you draw in this part of your essay should then be used to develop a theoretical model highlighting the pathways from personality and intelligence to mortality. This model should be represented by a figure (which may be included as an appendix). By satisfying this assignment brief, you will have adequately addressed the learning outcomes below. You should, therefore, work to the brief and not attempt to explicitly address these learning outcomes. Module learning outcomes assessed by this assignment Knowledge & Understanding: 1. Critically evaluate and debate current knowledge, theory and evidence relevant to our understanding of how inter-individual and lifestyle factors influence health and wellbeing across the lifespan. 2. Understand how evidence from empirical Health Psychology research can be applied to the development of models and theories to advance the discipline of Health Psychology. Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities: 1. Communicate effectively and disseminate information in both written and verbal formats. Personal Values Attributes: 1. Demonstrate curiosity and evidence of independent thinking to develop novel ideas. A note on references Appropriate referencing is needed in this report. All references must be in accordance with APA guidelines. Length of report The written report should be no more than 4,000 words, at least 1.5 line spaced: 2.54 cm border (top and bottom, and left and right margins) Calibri font (size 11). The precise word count of your assignment should be stated on the assignment cover sheet. Please consult your programme handbook for information on penalties for exceeding the word limit. Note that the word limit includes the abstract, the main body of text, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)], and footnotes. However, the word limit does not include a title page, contents page, direct quotations from primary or secondary source material arising from qualitative research, tables, figures, illustrations, references list or appendices. If you wish to include appendices, they must be clearly numbered, labelled, and referred to appropriately in the text. The purpose of appendices is to provide context or verification for the marker. Submission details: This assignment must be submitted via Turnitin. It must be formatted as a Microsoft word document or a PDF. It should be submitted online through Blackboard, via the assignment submission tool in the 'module assessments' folder. The assignment submission tool is labelled as ‘PY0771: Health Psychology’ and says 'SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ASSIGNMENT HERE' underneath it. Submissions will not be accepted via any other means. If you do not submit your assignment using the designated online assignment submission tool on Blackboard, it will be treated as a non-submission leading to a failed module. Any student who fails to submit or attend any assessment component within a module will automatically fail that module. This is the case even if marks on the remaining components result in a final module mark exceeding 40% (for an undergraduate module) or 50% (for a postgraduate module). Avoiding academic misconduct Before submitting work for this assessment, make sure that this is all your own work, and that you have avoided any academic misconduct (e.g. plagiarism). As Turnitin is also a plagiarism detection tool you are advised to submit a draft version of your assignment to Turnitin to check your work before submitting the final version to TurnItIn for marking. Your assessment tutor will give details of how and where to submit a draft assignment. The originality report for your final marked submission will be made available to the marker via Turnitin. Please consult the Programme Handbook and its signposting to university guidance.