PSY530 Social and Cultural Psychology PSY-530 Full Course (Latest)

PSY530 Social and Cultural Psychology PSY-530 Full Course (Latest)

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PSY-530 (Social and Cultural Psychology) Entire Course

 

PSY 530 Module 1 DQ 1

 

Explain how social psychology is different from sociology, psychology, and other subfields of psychology. Why is there a need for social psychology as a unique scientific field different from the subfields of psychology?

 

PSY 530 Module 1 DQ 2

 

We encounter various types of statistics on a daily basis; some are correlational (nonexperimental) and others are causational (experimental). Describe how these two methods differ. Using an example of a statistic from a commercial, political group, or other day to day forum, explain how the statistic was used to support a specific claim. Develop a hypothesis that could be studied to make the statistic more reliable and valid. Explain why.

 

PSY 530 Week 1 Assignment The Social Psychology Network

 

For this assignment, explore the Social Psychology Network website. Get comfortable searching for information. Scan the professional profiles of social psychologists and learn about their social psychological research.

This assignment has three parts that must be addressed in an integrative essay.

When you are finished exploring the website, discuss in a paper (1,250-1,500 words) what you have discovered and include the following:

From the Social Psychology Network website, for each theoretical perspective discussed in your lecture notes, select social psychologists whose research corresponds with these theoretical perspectives. Be sure to include their names, academic affiliations, and a brief discussion of their primary research area. Your essay should include a discussion of a total of five different social psychologists and their primary research area.

Conclude your paper by discussing the role of culture as it relates to the research of the social psychologists you have chosen. Why is understanding culture important when choosing a research method for conducting human research?

Your paper should reflect a minimum of five references.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

 

PSY 530 Module 2 DQ 1

 

In what ways do the typical attributions of people from collectivistic cultures differ from those of people from individualistic cultures? Why do these differences exist? Provide empirical evidence supporting your explanations.

 

PSY 530 Module 2 DQ 2

 

Describe the ways in which knowledge about the “self” organizes cognitive information and motivates behavior. Discuss how the “self” influences our judgment of others. How do Eastern and Western cultures define the “self” differently?

 

 

PSY 530 Week 2 Assignment Self-Esteem and Impression Management

 

Details:

Provide a minimum of four personal examples to illustrate impression management, social tuning, social comparisons, mindsets, intrinsic/extrinsic motivation, or causal theories.

One example provided must address face to face versus written communication styles. Are there measures that can be taken when communicating non-verbally to improve self-presentation, impression management, attributional inferences, and cognitive biases?

Each example provided should be based upon how your personal views were shaped by parents, teachers, friends, community, culture, etc. Each example should be supported by relevant research.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

PSY 530 Module 3 DQ 1

 

Prejudice has traditionally been assumed to be the product of some form of malice, brought about by social or emotional forces. In recent years, there has been increasing research on how prejudice can result from cognitive processes, without malicious intent. Discuss how and why cognitive processes can produce prejudice. What is the impact of culture on prejudice? Once stereotypes and prejudices are formed, how do they come to be self-perpetuating?

 

PSY 530 Module 3 DQ 2

 

Discuss and provide research evidence for five reasons why attitudes sometimes fail to predict behavior.

 

 

PSY 530 Week 3 Assignment Institutionalized Bias

 

Details:

In a 750-1,000-word essay, discuss the impacts of institutional bias.

What are some examples of institutional biases?

What roles do attitudes, stereotypes, and prejudices play in institutional biases?

What impact does cultural influence have on institutional biases?

You may consider how institutional biases are apparent in health care, education, and the workplace or based upon a person’s age.

Support your paper with three scholarly sources from the GCU library.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

PSY 530 Module 4 DQ 1

 

Provide a real-life example of informational social influences impacting a person’s decision or behavior.  Provide a real-life example of normative social influences impacting a person’s decision or behavior.  Can the influence of conformity, compliance, or obedience be decreased?   How would this impact the situations you identified?

 

PSY 530 Module 4 DQ 2

 

Max Points: 5.0

 

In what ways can social influence have a positive impact on behavior?  Provide examples to support your response.

 

PSY 530 Week 4 Assignment Friendships and Intimate Relationships

 

Details:

In a 750-1,000-word essay, describe how the five factors of personal attraction affect friendships and intimate relationships. Address the following:

  1. How do different perspectives impact relationship development and maintenance particularly in terms of exchange versus communal factors?
  2. How do attachment styles impact the level of intimacy shared in friendships and relationships?
  3. Using the social exchange theory, equity theory and penetration theory, describe how relationships are maintained or ended.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

PSY 530 Module 5 DQ 1

 

Max Points: 5.0

 

Consider how being part of a crowd or group changes your behavior. How can deindividuation change people’s behavior? Could deindividuation lead to positive outcomes? What is a way to encourage members of a crowd to behave in line with their “normal” values?

 

PSY 530 Module 5 DQ 2

 

Select one scholarly article on aggression. Explain situational forces, sociocultural pressures, and individual differences that promote aggressive behavior. In addition, discuss theories of aggression as they apply to the article selected.

 

PSY 530 Week 5 Assignment 1 Prosocial Behavior

 

Details:

Review the Bystander Effect at:

https://explorable.com/bystander-apathy-experiment

or

https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/bystander-effect

In an essay of 750-1,000 words, define and discuss the ways in which diffusion of responsibility, pluralistic ignorance, and victim effects can influence helping behavior.

In what ways might social and cultural pressure, and beliefs about “self” affect helping behavior?

Locate three scholarly sources to assist in writing this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

PSY 530 Week 5 Assignment 2 Research Paper: Rough Draft

 

Refer to “PSY-530 Research Paper Protocols” and follow the instructions for completing the rough draft.

 

PSY 530 Module 6 DQ 1

 

Groupthink and group polarization are influences that often cause groups to reach different solutions to a problem than individuals. Explain each concept and discuss the conditions that are thought to lead to each. How might the presence of others and institutional groupthink impact helping those who are less fortunate?

 

PSY 530 Module 6 DQ 2

 

Max Points: 5.0

 

Are you better off being an optimist (perhaps a Pollyanna) or is it better to be a realist (grounded in reality) as far as your health and well-being are concerned? Why?

 

PSY 530 Week 6 Assignment Groupthink

 

Details:

In an essay of 750-1,000 words, discuss the reliability of eyewitness testimony.

Include a relevant court case in which eyewitness testimony was used to convict or acquit an individual.

Discuss how the reasonable person standard applies to eyewitness testimony.

Locate three relevant scholarly articles to support the information in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

PSY 530 Module 7 DQ 1

 

Explain how religion influences social relationships, moral attitudes, and moral behaviors, including cheating, substance abuse, sexuality, criminality, and domestic violence.

 

PSY 530 Module 7 DQ 2

 

Max Points: 5.0

 

Select a scholarly article that discusses religion and happiness. Discuss the effect that religious belief has on people’s happiness or unhappiness as it relates to their behaviors and attitudes. What effect does religion have on helping behavior, the prevalence of prejudice, and health of religious people? Share your findings.

 

PSY 530 Week 7 Research Paper: Final Draft

 

Details:

Refer to “PSY-530 Research Paper Protocols” and follow the instructions for completing the final draft.

 

PSY 530 Module 8 DQ 1

 

Using Hofstede’s theory, compare and contrast two countries on these four types of cultural values.

 

PSY 530 Module 8 DQ 2

 

Max Points: 5.0

 

The Module 8 lecture discussed both pessimistic and optimistic perspectives on global unity. Where do you weigh in on this issue and why?

 

PSY 530 Week 8 Final Exam

 

Details:

Complete the final exam. Your instructor will post the final exam at the beginning of Module 8 in the Course Add-Ons section.

You have until the end of Module 8 to complete the exam. Late exams are not accepted.

The final exam consists of the following:

Choose four of the sixteen essay question choices. Write a complete, integrative essay response, supporting your answers with examples from the lectures and textbook.

Website sources are not acceptable as supporting references for the exam. Be sure to number your answers to correspond with your question selections, and provide applicable references at the end of each question.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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