PSY 362 Week 8 Discussions

PSY 362 Week 8 Discussions

PSY 362 Week 8 Discussions

PSY 362 Topic 8 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.

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?

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

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PSY-362 Social Psychology and Cultural Applications

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?)
Latter Day Saints