Please note each question must include 150 word minimum and one peer reviewed reference
Question A: Chapter 1 - What is social psychology? According to this chapter, what are the seven big ideas in social psychology? What effect do these ideas have on behavior?
Question B: Explain the role of research in social psychology.
Question C: In Week One, we are learning about self-esteem and self-understanding. One concept that I would like you explore is the concept of The Looking Glass Self. What is The Looking Glass Self? What effect does this have on social psychology? How as The Looking Glass Self affected you and your relationships?
Question D: People with high self-esteem may believe they are above the law and can do anything they want. The following article provides a perspective on narcissism, bullying and self-esteem.
Bullying is a behavior seen by those with high self-esteem..or higher than average self-esteem. Hitler is an example of a person with higher than average self-esteem. Throughout much research on Hitler, he was never found to have anything other than higher than usual self-esteem. My thought is that his profile fits what this article demonstrates very well. I am interested in knowing your thoughts.
Please follow this link to an article on high self-esteem and bullying:http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-love-it-when-i-read-something-that.html
After reading this link, please answer the following questions:
What does the author say about the correlation between high self-esteem and bullying?
Who are some real life examples that demonstrate/have demonstrated high self-esteem leads to violent, anti-social behavior?
In your opinion, is the danger with bullies that of high self-esteem or that of "higher than average" self-esteem? Explain.
Analyzing article on Nature vs Nurture
One of the big ideas of social psychology is that our behavior us biologically rooted, yet, our behavior has environmental influences, also. This brings up how nurture and nature play a role in our lives and brings up the old debate of nature vs nurture. Both nature (biological influences) and nurture (social, environmental influences) have a part in determining who we are. I am sure you have visited the nature vs. nurture debate before, yet let's explore this by looking at an article.
Here is the article to consider on the nature versus nurture debate.
Please follow this link to the article on nature vs. nurture:http://genealogy.about.com/cs/geneticgenealogy/a/nature_nurture.htm
After reading the article, answer the following questions:
What arguments were made for nature (biological factors)?
What arguments were made for nurture (social factors)?
What concept does the author seem to think is the strongest in deciding who we are? What are your thoughts on this?
Question F: Chapter 2 Memorable appraisals -
Who provides memorable appraisals in your life: parents, teachers or peers? Which has been most positive? How have the appraisals threatened or boosted your self-esteem?
Question G: Apply socialization concepts to personal development.
Question H: Social Influence and adolescents
After watching the video about the workings of the adolescent brain, please answer the following questions; How does this video relate to social influences? Do you agree that social influences can veer one from their values and morals? How does understanding the adolescent brain help us understand how adolescents respond to social influences?View more »