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Social learning theory and crime

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Cognitive Impairment

Give a comparison of two cognitive impairments that includes a description of the similarities and differences in their causes and consequences.

Op-Ed: Focus on Value Assumptions

Give the APA reference for each Op-Ed piece, followed by a brief overview of the issue and of each author's position on the issue. Then compare and contrast the value assumptions held by both authors and explain how both individuals were able to logically come to different conclusions.

Conflict Value and Assumption

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.

Milgram and Stanford Prison Experiments

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 and Social Identity Threat

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

Intergroup Bias and Dual Processing

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

Comparison Matrix

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

Negative Feedback and Changing Self

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

Interaction Difficulties with Culturally Different People

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.

Focus on Ambiguity and Negative Rhetorical Techniques

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

Central Route and Peripheral Processing

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

Goal Setting in Relation to Social Cognition and the Decision Making Process

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

Heuristics and Representativeness Heuristics

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

Applying Personal Metrics to Reasons

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

Op-Ed: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes

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

Critical-Thinking Community View

Explain the similarities and differences between how the lay public and the critical-thinking community view argument. Then explain the implications for public discourse.

APA Code of Conduct

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

Acts of Altruism

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

Self-Efficacy and Extremes of Self-Efficacy

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

Differentiating Public Opinion and Common Sense

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?

History of Social Psychology and Sociology

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 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 and Attribution Theory

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

Social Psychology Perspective: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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

Multiple Selves

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