Social Psychology Week 10 Discussion Assignment 2 Optional Revision

Mar 3rd, 2015
SoccerBoss
Category:
Psychology
Price: $20 USD

Question description

Assignment 2: Analyzing a Major Issue

Due Week 8 and worth 260 points

Before starting the paper:

1.  Select an issue from the following list.

a)  Affirmative Action (may focus on affirmative action for racial or minorities, gender, or sexual orientation)

b)  Bullying (may focus on school bullying or cyberbullying)

c)  Violence in the media

d)  Development and influence of gangs

e)  Hate crimes against gays or other minorities

f)  Domestic violence (may focus on married couples or dating couples)

2.  Locate and read at least two articles on the issuein the Strayer Library or the open Internet.  You must choose articles from major newspapers or magazines that presumably use fact-checking and otherwise adhere to high journalistic standards.  Choose a source that will give you enough material to write a summary of the issue of at least a half page.

Write a three to four page paper (900 to 1,200 words) in which you:

  1. Describe the issue and summarize what is known about it, based on the two articles you read. 
  2. Discuss at least three (3) social psychology concepts addressed in the course that are related to the issue.
  3. Discuss at least two (2) challenges that individuals and law enforcement agencies face with the issue.
  4. Suggest at least two (2) ways that the state (and specifically the legal and criminal justice systems) can effectively respond to the issue.  Conclude your paper with a  summary of your main points.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.  Document your sources in APA-format using in-text citations that match up with references. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the major theories within the field of social psychology.
  • Develop an increased understanding of the dynamic between society and individuals.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in social psychology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about social psychology using proper grammar and mechanics.

Points: 260

Assignment 2: Analyzing a Major Issue

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

(1) Define the issue and summarize what is known about it based on the two references you read.

Weight: 20%

Did not complete this component of the assignment to a passable standard

Insufficiently defines the issue and summarizes what is known.

Partially defines the issue and summarizes what is known.

Satisfactorily defines the issue and summarizes what is known.

Thoroughly defines the issue and summarizes what is known.


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