PSY 362 All Weeks Assignments

Explore the Social Psychology Network website, and get comfortable searching for information. Scan the professional profiles of social psychologists and learn about their social psychological research.

After you have completed your reading, write a paper of 750-1,000 words in which you include:

  1. Choose a theorist from “Social Psychologist”, document attached under the assignment tab.
  2. Give a brief background on the theorist and their perspective on social psychology
  3. Explore the Social Psychology Network. Find the online psychology studies link. From that link choose one study that best fits the theorist you have chosen and complete the study.
  4. Describe your overall experience of the study. Was it interesting? Was it easy to complete? Were you surprised by the questions asked in the study? Were you surprised at the outcome?
  5. Has completing this study changed your initial impression about professional or student research? Explain.
  6. Explain how the study connects to the theorist you chose above.

Use three to five scholarly resources.

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Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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Use the attached document, “Understanding Correlations,” to complete this assignment.

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PSY 362: Social Psychology and Cultural Applications

Understanding Correlations Worksheet

Details:

To reflect on what you have learned about research methods, please read the findings and answer all questions below. While APA style is not required, solid academic writing is expected.

Type your responses directly onto the worksheet.

Chapter 2 of your book discuss research methodology of psychology. Make sure to include in-text citations when completing your justifications; citations must be presented in APA format.

Findings Positive or Negative Correlation Justifications (how did you come up with your answer?)
Finding 1: Studies have shown that the longer people are married, the more similar their political and social views become.
Finding 2: Studies have shown that the longer children had lived in an orphanage, the lower their IQ scores are.
Finding 3: Studies have shown that in large American cities, there is a relationship between the number of violent crimes and the number of stores that sell pornography depicting violence.

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Explain the different research methods used by social psychologists and the advantages and disadvantages for each.

In 500-750 words,

  1. Define the social self in your own words.
  2. Explain why individualistic and collectivistic cultures differ in their tendency to make the fundamental attribution error.
  3. Make sure to identify differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures as well as describe the fundamental attribution error.
  4. Describe fundamental attribution error; include the implications and cognitive biases involved in fundamental attribution error.

Use three to five scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

In 500-750 words,

  1. Define self-presentation in your own words. Provide examples of self-presentation tactics.
  2. Define impression management in your own words. Provide examples of impression management techniques.
  3. Compare the concepts of self-presentation and impression management.
  4. Is impression management duplicitous (hypocritical, cunning, manipulative, and deceptive), or can it be sincere? Explain

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is a popular and respected method for measuring implicit attitudes and beliefs. In this exercise, you are to try an IAT (one on racial bias and one on gender bias) for yourself. There are many possible tests available at the Project Implicit website; however, tests named “Racial Bias Black/White Adults” and “Gender Bias” will be the most pertinent to this week’s topic.

Write an essay of 250-500-words on your experience with the Implicit Association Test (IAT), located on the Project Implicit website; see the attached document under the assignment tab for further directions. Include the following:

  1. Describe why you selected the first test you took.
  2. Describe the outcome of the test.
  3. Explain if you think the test is valid. Why or why not?
  4. If you took another test, explain why you decided to try another and the outcome of that test.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, refer to the Student Success Center for directions.

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View the movie, 12 Angry Men (1957), Orion-Nova Productions.

Write a paper of 500-750 words in which you do the following:

  1. Discuss patterns of persuasion, conformity, and minority influence seen in the film.
  2. Analyze issues of prejudice observed while watching the jurors deliberate.
  3. Determine if there was evidence of cognitive heuristics. If so, where/how did it occur?
  4. Interpret the catalyst of change that resulted in the outcome of the film, based on your perceptions.
  5. Discuss if the group in the film demonstrate group polarization, or if they were at risk for groupthink.
  6. Include specific examples from the film to support your ideas/claims. Be sure to include proper APA citations for your examples.

You must include two to three peer reviewed scholarly sources to support your claims in you writings.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Visit the website of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, an organization dedicated to altruistic pursuits.

Review the information, literature, and downloadable documents.

Design your own assignment in which you implement five acts of kindness (pro-social behavior). Use your discretion, common sense, and modesty at all times. Do not put yourself in an environment of potential danger or harm.

Write a paper of 500-750 words, in which you:

  1. Describe your implementation of kindness: what did you do, how did you approach the idea, where did you implement it and to whom?
  2. Describe the reactions you perceived from others and yourself.
  3. Describe what you learned about prosocial behavior from this exercise. Compare the actual application of the behavior relative to this topic material.
  4. If you are a faith-based person, explain how your faith helped you implement your helping behavior. If you are not a faith-based person, explain what philosophy, belief system, or values you connected to helping behavior.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Use the “Stanford Prison Experiment” document, located under the assignment tab, to successfully complete this assignment.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

PSY-362 Social Psychology and Cultural Applications

Stanford Prison Experiment

Directions: Answer each of the questions below with a minimum of 200-words. Use scholarly research to support your answers. Include APA in-text citations in your answers where necessary and list your reference at the end of the document.

  1. Do you think that kids from an urban working-class environment would have broken down emotionally in the same way as did the middle-class prisoners? Why? What do you suppose the outcome would have been if women were used a prisoners and guards instead of men? Explain.
  2. While the Stanford Prison experiment is considered unethical, what usefulness has come from the experimental outcomes? Was it right to trade the suffering experienced by participants for the knowledge gained by the research? Explain how the experiment and consequently the suffering has added to current research in the field of social psychology.
  3. Knowing what this research says about the power of prison situations to have a corrosive effect on human nature, what recommendations would you make about changing the correctional system in your country?

References

Use the “Belief System Worksheet” document, located under the assignment tab, to successfully complete this assignment.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

PSY-362 Social Psychology and Cultural Applications

Topic 7-Belief System Worksheet 

Directions: Fill in information for each belief system listed. You may need to conduct outside research to access information, make sure your information is accurate and scholarly based (no Wikipedia). Use APA formatted in-text citations for information found; list all reference at the bottom of the chart.

Belief Systems Symbols used in/for worship (i.e., statues, talisman) Principles of the Religion How do they worship? (include specific faith-based text, i.e., Bible, Koran) Religious practices/customs History of the religion (i.e., Where did it begin? Who began it? Why? Changes or factions of religion?)
Christianity
Catholicism
Judaism
Islam
Latter Day Saints
Buddhism
Hinduism
Agnostic
Wicca

References:

Reflecting on the Belief System worksheet, in 250-500 words, do the following:

  1. Prior to completing the chart, what assumptions existed regarding any of the belief systems listed? Describe how your perception of those belief systems has changed.
  2. Have you ever been prejudged or discriminated against because of an assumption about your belief system? Briefly reflect on your feelings around those actions. If you feel you have not ever been prejudged or discriminated against because of your belief system, why do you think that is?

Use one to two resources to support your reflection.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 3.3 Explain causes of prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors using self-reflection and identification in others.

Use the “Impact of Social Psychology” document, located under the assignment tab, to successfully complete this assignment.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 3.5 Evaluate the importance of social and cultural competence in scientific inquiry.

PSY-362 Social Psychology and Cultural Applications

Topic 8-Future Implications for Social Psychology

 

Directions: Provided are three prominent researchers/theorists and their respective research. Through scholarly research, analyze the implications for each of the researched areas in the past and present. Use one to two outside resources. Use APA formatted in-text citations and list the references at the bottom of the document.

Researcher/Theorist Researched area Summary of research What impact did the research have on past and present social psychological ideals? How did the media, past and present, influence societal behavior?
Stanley Milgram Obedience to Authority Figures (1961) By administering electro-shock, Milgram observed and recorded to what extent people would continue an action of harm if encouraged to do so by an authority figure (McLeod, 2007)
Philip Zimbardo Aggression-good to evil (1971 & 2007)

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Zimbardo embarks on explaining, through psychological theories and practices, why seemingly ordinary good people commit despicable acts; in essence they turn evil. This research is the follow up to Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment. The experiment was supposed to last 2 weeks, but was stopped after 6 days (Zimbardo, 2006)
Solomon Asch Conformity (1951) Asch reconstructs Sherif’s (1935) conformity study to determine if an individual will conform to a group norm if pressure is applied from the majority of the group (McLeod, 2008).

References:

McLeod, S. (2008). The Asch experiment. In Simply Psychology.

McLeod, S. (2007). The Milgram experiment. In Simply Psychology.

Zimbardo, P. (2007). The Lucifer effect. Retrieved from http://www.lucifereffect.com