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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

Contemporary Peacemakers

There are many people who have accomplished great peacemaking through various means. Choose someone you would consider a great peacemaker and evaluate the specific qualities they exhibit or exhibited that led to such spectacular peacemaking success.

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

Sense of Self

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

Research from Social Psychologists

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

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

Dual Modes of Social Cognitive Processing

Understanding the dual modes of social cognitive processing requires a thorough understanding of the current literature. Many fields outside of social psychology also apply research methods designed to study dual modes of social cognitive processing, such as when marketing research examines the impact of subliminal message primi

Social Cognitive Processing

Human beings process information on a regular basis both automatically (unconscious processing) and in a controlled (conscious processing) or goal-directed manner. These dual modes of social cognitive processing influence your perception of others and social behavior. The research within the field of social psychology reveals th

History of Social Psychology

I have a question regarding the history of social psychology. I have reviewed the history by date, but I am unsure of how to answer this question and need help getting started. Question: Select three key points in the evolution of social psychology that are paramount to the field. Include one element of Lewins' influence on sit

Important skills for a doctoral pursuit

What do you believe is the most important skill for your success during your doctoral pursuit? Why? At least 300 words. (Research is not required to support your conclusions but appreciated.)

Anti-Social Behavior

Do you believe anti-social behavior in children is psychologically based or psychologically illustrated? Response to be at least 300 words with in text citations and reference given. Reference should be excluded from word count] This is a self made questions and not home work school assignment.

Television and case study types of programming

Many people have noted that television is very fond of case study types of programming. In most of these cases, the plot lines are scripted, but at the very least, shows like Survivor on CBS were popular because they intended to show people in a different habitat. Any thoughts on this type of programming? About 100 words would b

Future Trends and Directions of Counselor Assessments

Give a brief description of the trend or direction on the way counselors administer, score, and interpret assessments. Explain the considerations and challenges for the use of assessment in that area. Be specific, and provide examples to justify your response. Also, find a journal article on the future trend or direction on the

About Juvenile Counseling

Briefly describe a mental health counselor job and explain why you think it could be a good choice for a woman. Explain any insights you have regarding areas of personal/professional development.

Achievement Assessments

Briefly describe an achievement assessment (you can select any). Explain how the test reviews of the achievement assessment compare to the standards for assessments (operational definition of terms, norming methods, reliability, validity, measures of error, and generalizability). Provide an APA citation of the article you select

Diversity and Diverse populations

Can you help me with: - Definition of Diversity and diverse populations - Correlation of social psychology and diversity how do they come together - Examples of real world diversity

Cognitive Mapping

What do the studies on cognitive maps involving rats, bees, and pigeons teach us about human cognition? Give some examples of how we use cognitive maps in a similar way as the creatures in the experiments do.

Arousal and Behavior

What is the relationship between arousal and behavior? Does this relationship impact performance and affect?

How Google Develops Employee Satisfaction and Motivation to Drive Performance

Question: How do Google's corporate values and goals concerning employees, customers, and the business combine to create job satisfaction and motivate the people who work there? Is this a model every business should adopt? Key aspects: - Define the problem: What are google's key goals and values? - Analyze the cause: To

Evaluation of Argument

Issue Analysis 17, "Does True Altruism Exist?" located in Taking Sides.3 ed I need help summarizeing both arguments discussed in Issue 17 and Evaluate each argument based on the article and some life experiences. Determine with which concept you agree with and provide the rationale for your determination In reading the a

Creating research questions, orientation and design

The assignment: At-Risk Children Create a document that has three clearly defined sections (listed below), and that totals no more than 3 pages in length. - Research Question(s). State the research question(s) you are proposing to study. - Qualitative Research Orientation. Clearly state why a qualitative method would

Influences of Conformity and Obedience on Self

Please help me with the following questions: 1. Compare and contrast the concepts of conformity and obedience. 2. Analyze a classical study concerning the effect of group influence on the self. 3. Analyze a contemporary example of the effect that group influence has on the self 4. Analyze individual and societal influences