Chapter 21. Personal Mission Statements as Tools for Developing Writing and Reflection Skills

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair3,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader4 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President5
  1. Lawrence Benjamin Lewis1 and
  2. Elizabeth Yost Hammer2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch21

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Lewis, L. B. and Hammer, E. Y. (2008) Personal Mission Statements as Tools for Developing Writing and Reflection Skills, in Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices (eds D. S. Dunn, J. S. Halonen and R. A. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 4

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 5

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Loyola University of New Orleans, USA

  2. 2

    Xavier University of Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174022

Online ISBN: 9781444305173

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Keywords:

  • Report 2: personal mission statements as tools for developing writing and reflection skills;
  • “first year experience” (FYE) initiatives;
  • first-year psychology majors - first semester completing a one-hour “seminar” attached to intro course;
  • personal mission statement writing assignment;
  • outcomes of writing mission statement;
  • benefits of writing personal mission statement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Personal Mission Statement Writing Assignment

  • Assessing the Outcomes of Writing the Mission Statement

  • Benefits of Writing a Personal Mission Statement

  • References

  • Appendix: Excerpts From a Sample Mission Statement Paper