PSY 362 Foundations of Social Psychology

PSY 362 Foundations of Social Psychology 

PSY 362 Foundations of Social Psychology

PSY 362 All Weeks Discussions

Topic 1 DQ 1

Explain two major differences between common sense understandings and social psychological theories. Illustrate with an example. What is the danger in relying on common sense or intuition in learning about the relationship between the individual and his or her environment?

DQ 2 Look over the table of contents in your textbook. Which topic is the most interesting to you personally? Why? Which topic looks like it may connect most to your spiritual, emotional, and professional development?

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PSY 362 Topic 2 DQ 1

From your perspective, how does the material in your textbook on the topics of self-presentation and social perception relate to the passage from Matthew 7:3-5, in which Jesus asks: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brothers’ eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eyes when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

DQ 2 Describe three important functions of the self. Give examples of each.

Topic 3 DQ 1

Consider something you feel strongly about, perhaps something you love or hate, or a particularly strong attitude for or against something. Describe this attitude along the three elements of affect, cognition, and behavior.

PSY 362 Topic 3 DQ 2

Assume that an individual engages in behaviors that are in conflict with their stated religious beliefs, and they experience dissonance. What impact might this have on their beliefs? What might allow people to productively resolve that dissonance?

PSY 362 Topic 4 DQ 1

What are two reasons that appear to explain why people so often mimic one another? How might each of these processes function differently in different cultures? Provide examples.

PSY 362 Topic 4 DQ 2

How are both the power of the situation and the power of the person evident in the results of Asch’s conformity research? Explain.

PSY 362 Topic 5 DQ 1

What are Robert J. Sternberg’s (in “Construct Validation of a Triangular Love Scale”) three components of intimate relationships? Is it necessary for all three to be present in an intimate relationship? How do relationships that vary on these components differ from each other?

Topic 5 DQ 2

Using social exchange or equity theory, what are the elements that affect our willingness to stay in a relationship? Explain how these elements affect our choices.

PSY 362 Topic 6 DQ 1

 Research on the relation between religion and prejudice is well summarized by Gordon Allport: “The role of religion is paradoxical. It makes prejudice and it unmakes prejudice.” In your opinion, do you agree, and, if so, why might this be true? If you do not agree, explain your reasoning.

PSY 362 Topic 6 DQ 2

Prejudice has traditionally been assumed to be the product of some form of malice, brought about by social or emotional forces. In recent years; however, there has been increasing research on how prejudice can result from cognitive processes, without malicious intent. Discuss how and why cognitive processes can produce prejudice. Once stereotypes and prejudices are formed, how do they come to be self-perpetuating?

PSY 362 Foundations of Social Psychology DQ 1

What is groupthink? How does it affect the decisions made by a group? Identify the critical factors believed to lead to groupthink. Explain how you could reduce groupthink in terms of these factors.

PSY 362 Topic 7 DQ 2

To what groups do you belong? Describe a situation when you experienced deindividuation, social loafing, or social facilitation while performing a task?

PSY 362 Foundations of Social Psychology DQ 1

According to evolutionary theory, behaviors that optimize survival and reproduction are favored by natural selection and therefore more likely to persist. How, then, can we explain the evolution of altruism, which is by definition costly to the self? Provide an example.

PSY 362 Topic 8 DQ 2

Based on what you’ve learned about bystander intervention and diffusion of responsibility, what actions could you take to increase the likelihood that someone would help you in an emergency that happens in front of a large crowd? What obstacles to helping could persist?

 

PSY 362 All Weeks Assignments GCU New

Topic 1 Benchmark Research Reflection GCU

Details:
Social competence is a complex concept consisting of social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral skills. For example, one might change social interactions based on the situational perspective of another individual. Cultural competency enables organizations to work in cross-cultural situations based on skills, attitudes, behaviors, and policies. For example, it is important to provide health care services that meet the needs of all patients and addresses diversity issues.
In 500-750 words, address why social and cultural competency is critical in the research process. Be sure to address the following prompts:

  1. Define social and cultural competency
  2. Evaluate the importance of these concepts in terms of social psychological research.
  3. Give an example of a social psychological concept that can be understood from a cross-cultural perspective (e.g., social self, emotion, attitudes, fundamental attribution error)
  4. Why does cultural competency matter when researching a concept like the one you chose?
  5. Discuss problems that might occur if cross-cultural perspectives are neglected in the research. Be sure to share an example(s). Use two to three scholarly resources to support your explanations.

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

When writing in APA style, it is important that your analysis is written in third person. Writing in third person helps with clarity and conciseness throughout your paper. However, some instances writing in first person is acceptable and should be used sparingly. Solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.

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

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

 

Topic 2 CLC Ethics and IRB GCU

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment. You will be assigned group in class.We have navigated through much research to date. As you know, ethical considerations are vital during this process. After reading about Milgram’s compliance experiment and many of the early studies in social psychology, it becomes clear that participants in social psychology have suffered harm. There are safeguards in place today within the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethics (2016) with regard to research. Institutional Review Boards have also been put in place to protect both human and animal research participants.Imagine your CLC group sits on an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and someone like Phillip Zombardo or Stanley Milgram provides you with a research proposal to conduct the same experiment(s).Task: Do some research and chose an unethical study that has been conducted thus far (i.e., Monster Study, Aversion Project, Dr. Money/David Reimer, Learned Helplessness).A quick internet search will reveal other ideas.Your job is to approve the study, approve with modifications, or reject the study completely. Using the APA Code of Ethics, justify your group’s determination. The code of ethics can be found at http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

Create a PowerPoint presentation, of 8-12 slides (slide count does not include the title and reference slide), in which your group presents their decision. Your PowerPoint should include:

  1. Provide a summary of the experiment.
  2. Identify some general ethical concerns with the experiment.
  3. Using the APA Code of Ethics, identify at least five specific ethic codes that were violated with this study. Be sure to explain why there was a code violation.
  4. Provide your decision as an IRB if you will approve the study, approve it with modifications, or flat out reject it all together.

Use two to three scholarly resources for support. Your textbook is a viable source. Resources should be listed on the last slide.

Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include 50-75 words per slide.

NOTE: Save and upload your PowerPoint as a PDF if it’s too large
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, including an APA formatted reference slide, 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 Turn-it-in. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

PSY 362 Topic 3 Benchmark Social Self GCU

Details:
For this assignment, you will choose one or two social media platform(s) (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.). Once you have chosen, in 500-750 words, do the following:

  1. Describe the self-enhancement and self-verification motives for self-esteem.
  2. Evaluate the posts/pages you see through the lens of self-presentation.
  3. Discuss which motive (self-enhancement or self-verification) is most evident in the sites you viewed. Provide examples, but do not include identifying information (names, handles, gender, etc.).
  4. Discuss if you think these online portraits of people are accurate. Explain your position.
  5. Explain if the prevalence of being exposed to social factors on social media influences individual behavior and the development of the social self, include how it does or does not. Use social psychological terminology to explain your answer.
  6. Discuss the positive and negative aspects associated with social media sites.

Use two to three scholarly resources to support your explanations.

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 LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency: SOC 1.1: Describe how social factors in group and society influence individual behavior and the development of the social self.

 

Topic 5 Dating Profile

Details:
Use the document “Online Dating Profile” to complete the assignment.Use two to three scholarly resources to support your explanations.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 LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

PSY362-RS-OnlineDatingProfile.docx

PSY 362 Topic 6 Benchmark Implicit Prejudice

Details:
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is a popular and respected method for measuring implicit attitudes and beliefs. Take a test of your choosing, and respond to the following questions regarding your experience.Write an essay of 750-1,000 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 which test you took and your results.
  2. Discuss if your results surprise you. Why or why not?
  3. Interpret the results. Do you think they are valid for you personally?
  4. Reflect on the results of your test and your own implicit bias, briefly explain the causes of prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors you may have seen in others. Do you see similarities or difference between your bias and others potential bias.
  5. Consider the overall validity of the IAT. Do you think this test is a valid and reliable measure of implicit bias? Use scholarly research to back up your claims in this section.

Use two to four scholarly resources, for this assignment the textbook can count as a scholarly source.

When writing in APA style, it is important that your analysis is written in third person. Writing in third person helps with clarity and conciseness throughout your paper. However, some instances writing in first person is acceptable and should be used sparingly. Solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.

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 LopesWrite. Please refer to the Student Success Center for directions.

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

 

Topic 7 Twelve Angry Men and Groupthink

Details:
Use the document “12 Angry Men” to successfully complete the assignment.You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.PSY362-RS-12AngryMen.docx

PSY 362 Topic 8 Prosocial Behavior

Details:
Use the document “Prosocial Behavior” to successfully complete this assignment.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 LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.PSY362-RS-ProsocialBehavior.docx

 

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