Social Psychology and aggressive behavior discussion

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ASSIGNMENT 08 S06 Social Psychology Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements. Part A Objective: Describe the ways culture influences aggressive behavior. Sandy’s college friend, Matt, is a biology major. He’s convinced that human aggression is innate. It’s woven into our DNA. Sandy, who’s majoring in sociology, is absorbed in completing a course in social psychology. If you’re Sandy, how might you rebut Matt’s position if you’re aware that aggression is greatly influenced by culture? Provide evidence for your understandings based on Chapter 12 in your textbook. Part B Objective: Explain the concept of social identity and describe its components. Karen, a student of social psychology, wants to explain social identity theory to Molly, a fellow student majoring in math. Karen realizes she’ll need to enumerate the pros and cons of (1) social identity, (2) ethnocentrism, (3) in-group bias, and (4) out-group homogeneity. Imagine you’re Karen, and based on what you’ve learned from Chapter 13, write an essay in which you explain social identity theory to Molly. Part C Objective: Briefly describe five aspects and components of prejudice using examples. Based on Chapter 13 of your textbook, write an essay that addresses the following topics: (1) The definition of prejudice; (2) the affect component of prejudice; (3) the cognitive component of prejudice; (4) the nature of stereotypes, and (5) the behavioral component of prejudice. You should provide examples of each concept based on your text and/or on your personal experience. ...
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Part A: Culture influences aggressive behavior.
Social reinforcement is considered a strong causative agent individual aggression levels
in the basis of societal rules. In this aspect, the concept refers to instances when a person is
rewarded for behaving in a certain way. In many cultures globally, boys are expected by their
cultures to be strong and exemplify their braveness. They are expected to show bravery through
aggressive conduct in what they want (Marshall, Arnold, Rolon-Arroyo & Griffith, 2015). For
instance, a boy needs to show aggressive tendencies in a group to have a leadership position, in
return for showing such conduct, he gets rewarded with respect from his peers. Often if boys
show non-aggression character, they are ridiculed. Research suggests that boys more often than
not express aggression to be readily accepted in society. An interesting conclusion from the
subject shows that societal norms which include gender and cultures. In many developed nations
cultures, men with aggressive characters are perceived to be strong and desirable while on the
other hand women with the same character are regarded as bossy. The cultural context behind
this idea of aggression in gander is based on the human perception that men are supposed to
protect and protect their families. In some cultures, not only is aggressiveness rewarded, but also
demanded under specified circumstances. For instance, in some the Middle East and South Asian
cultures aggression is viewed a...

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