Differences between theories and understandings

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?

2. Summarize three different positions that have been taken concerning the influence of values on social science. Illustrate the three positions with an example.

Solution Summary

The following solution explains two major differences between common sense understandings and social psychological theories. It provides an example of each. Also the solution explains why relying on common sense or intuition in learning about the relationship between the individual and his/her environment is not necessarily a good idea. There is also a discussion of three different positions that have been taken concerning the influence of values on social science with an example.