Give an explanation of the role of value conflicts and assumptions in arguments, why it is important to locate and analyze them, and why it is not enough to rely on the explicit reasons and conclusions offered by a communicator.
1. Have you ever changed a strongly held attitude? What caused the change for you? 2. Do you believe that you are free of prejudice? Which of the many factors that cause prejudice do you think is most important to change? 3. How do Milgram's results, particularly the finding that the remoteness of the victim affected obe
Stereotype or social identity threat can be construed as an internal, cognitive state in which the individual is aware of negative stereotypes against his or her group and which can impact individual thoughts and/or behavior (Aronson & McGlone, 2009, p. 154). Considerable research demonstrates that stereotype threat can impact r
Research on stereotypes is relatively new; however, it constitutes a sizable body of research with emphasis on stereotype formation, accuracy, measurement, and implications. Stereotypes can be defined as expected traits within a group of people based on some prior knowledge of, or assumptions about, groups of people. Intergroup
Using the attached comparison matrix file, complete the table, it has two columns and eight rows. The columns are titled: Article 1 and Article 2, and the rows are titled: Title, Author, Purpose of the Study, Research Question(s), Literature Review, Sample Population(s), and Limitations, Results/Conclusions. Provide the appropri
Since the self is malleable and dynamic (Sedikides & Gregg, 2003), would you agree that it is possible for a person to change through feedback received from others? Similarly, if a person receives negative reactions to their stories or interactions with others, would that person change the socially unacceptable behavior, or not
This is a discussion of personal strengths and weaknesses in interacting with culturally different individuals and how shortcomings might be addressed. Some of the topics discussed are personal education and experience in order to see how they affect strengths and weaknesses.
Give the APA reference for the op-ed piece, followed by a brief overview of the issue and of the author's position on the issue. Then identify and evaluate the effects of ambiguity and negative rhetorical techniques in your chosen Op-Ed piece. If there are no such instances of ambiguous or loaded language, please note that, and
The elaboration likelihood model of persuasion echoes the heuristic-systematic model of attitude processing by offering two paths to attitude change/formation. The central route of processing requires humans to use active and deliberate thought, whereas the peripheral route of processing occurs through nondeliberate processing n
1) Analyze differences between goal setting and goal striving. 2) Analyze factors influencing goal setting. 3) A brief description of a recent goal you set for yourself. 4) Consider all the steps you took in setting that goal and consider how this process might differ from goal striving. 5) Describe two factors whi
Describe the heuristic and the representativeness heuristic you selected. Describe one example in which you used the heuristic you selected and one example in which you used the representativeness heuristic and explain the outcome. Explain two ways you might recognize your use of these heuristics in the future. Be sp
Give a description of a time when you either delivered an argument or listened to an argument where the reasons offered in support of the conclusion initially seemed sound, but on further inspection were seen to be flawed. Explain how you came to this realization. Also include what personal metrics you applied to the argument to
Please describe the differance between positive self-esteem and low self-esteem.
Give the APA reference for an Op-Ed piece,followed by a brief overview of the issue, and of the author's position on the issue and note whether the argument is descriptive or prescriptive. Then, identify and analyze the issue and conclusion, and describe what indicator words helped you identify them. To conclude your post, descr
Explain the similarities and differences between how the lay public and the critical-thinking community view argument. Then explain the implications for public discourse.
Give a description of a specific guideline within a code of conduct you regard as crucial in relating to clients, and a description of a guideline you think might present the biggest challenge in conducting assessment, diagnosis, or treatment. Explain why you selected each of the guidelines. Select one guideline from the state o
Sedikides and Gregg describe self-enhancement as people always acting in their own best interest. If people act in their own best interest, how can you explain acts of altruism? Why, particularly at certain times like Christmas and national tragedies like the Katrina hurricane, are people encouraged or even pressured to be altru
Groucho Marx once said, "I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member." This statement is seen as both witty and reflecting a mild sense of inferiority that is thought to be common in human beings. Why is it that some people see being mildly self-effacing as acceptable and some see having an equal sense of
Compare the similarities and the differences between social identity theory, social comparison theory and self-discrepancy theory.
EXplain some similarities and differences between the American Counseling Association (ACA) 2005 Code of Ethics and the American Mental Health Counseling (AMHCA) 2010 Code of Ethics.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" If we believe that research findings should prevail over public opinion or common sense, then how do we respond effectively as researchers to ensure that bias from our own participation in public discourse is eliminated?
What is the history of social psychology? Provide evidence of social psychology's historic link to both psychology and sociology. (1) Locate significant events and people in the history of social psychology. (2) Provide evidence of social psychology's historic link to the fields of psychology and sociology. Identify significant
Attribution Bias/Attribution is a cognitive process in which all individuals engage in an attempt to understand causality or why things happen (Iatridis & Fousiani, 2009). In the attempts to assess causality, humans are far less than perfect and often make mistakes. Social psychologists have long studied the attribution process
Application of Theories/Attribution Theory is one of the hallmarks within the field of social cognition. Theories such as Heider's Naive Psychology Theory, Jones and Davis' Correspondent Inference Theory, and Kelley's Covariation Model provide seminal contributions to this field. Although these theories differ in level of comple
In "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," consider the change in the Grinch's attitudes at the end of this story from a Social Psychology perspective: - How were the Grinch's attitudes formed in the first place? - How did the Who's manage to change his attitudes? What social psychology process played a role in his attit
Some researchers argue that a human's sense of self is not a single or one-dimensional construct but rather that people maintain possible or multiple selves. Possible selves are mental images that people have of themselves based on past experiences, future expectations, and current functioning. According to some, these possible
Social psychologists contend that a human can organize his or her understanding of the self in multiple ways, including formation of the self-concept and the use of self-schemas, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Such self distinctions are supported through research depicting three main self functions, including reflexive consciou
There are times when the results of research from social psychologists differ from the widely held beliefs of people and from what some would call common sense. When the results of research and widely held beliefs and/or common sense are in conflict, social psychologists suggest that the results of their research should sway pub
Social psychology research is based on developing answers to questions. What are some the processes social psychologists use to answer questions? Should the results of research be considered as the cause and proof of behavior? [250 word count. Provide in text citations and sources. Citations and sources should not be part of wor
Explain the relationship among and between critical thinking skills, achieving goals, and affecting social change.