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SCS 100 Theme 4: Final Reflection Submission Checklist As you review your presentation/short paper and prepare to submit this assignment to your instructor, review the items below. If your answer to any of the items below is “no,” consider revisiting your submission or reaching out to your instructor for assistance. Did you . . . Explain why your question is important to you as a member of society? Use course resources to detail the major developments in social science thinking that drive questions regarding studying the individual? Explain how finding the answer to your question might impact others around you? Use course resources to detail the major developments in social science thinking that drive questions regarding studying others? Explain why studying human behavior and identity is a valuable human endeavor? Use course resources to detail the major developments in social science thinking that support the study and advancement of the social sciences as necessary and valuable? Complete a spelling and grammar check? Your submission should be free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and presented in a professional and easy-to-read format. Yes No SCS 100 Project 3: Final Reflection Guidelines and Rubric Overview Your third longer-term assignment in this course is a presentation or short paper in which you will share your question derived at the end of your observation journal in learning block 4-3 and discuss why it is important and how developments in the social sciences contribute to our understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world around us. This final reflection will assess the following course outcomes, which you focused on throughout the fourth theme (Weeks 7 and 8):   Investigate major developments in the progression of social scientific thought for informing critical questions that drive social scientific inquiry Articulate the value of the social sciences for their impact on contemporary issues Prompt Your third project is a presentation or short paper (you are free to choose) that explores the question you posed at the end of your observation journal. With that question as your topic, you will explain why the answer to it is important to understanding yourself, other people, and the world around you and how the social sciences have developed to help us answer these important questions. The critical elements of this assessment will be evaluated by the information in your presentation or paper. Be sure your actual question is apparent on the presentation or paper. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed in your submission: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. Explain why your question is important to you as a member of society. Detail the major developments in social science thinking that drive questions regarding studying the individual. Use course resources to back up your discussion. Explain how finding the answer to your question might impact others around you. For instance, who might be most invested in the answer? Detail the major developments in social science thinking that drive questions regarding studying others. Use course resources to back up your discussion. Explain why studying human behavior and identity is a valuable human endeavor. Detail the major developments in social science thinking that support the study and advancement of the social sciences as necessary and valuable. Use course resources to back up your discussion. Supporting Work and Resources Throughout the fourth theme of this course, there are supports you will use as you work directly on different elements of the final reflection. 1. In learning block 2-7, you submitted your observation journal. Review your submission and the feedback for this assignment via the Project 2 submission link in the My Grades section of the course. Use the question you created from your observation journal for your final reflection. You are free to incorporate any feedback from your instructor on this question into your final reflection. 2. In learning block 6-3, you submitted a micro-presentation or short answer response to give you an opportunity to practice elements of the final submission. For this assignment, you reflected on what you considered to be some of the most significant developments covered in the third theme of this course and addressed the following: a. Identify the developments and how they impact individuals or larger groups/cultures. b. Describe how the developments changed society’s understanding. How is the development applicable outside of the social sciences? View this submission and the feedback for this assignment via the My Grades section of the course and incorporate this assignment into your final reflection. 3. If you choose to submit a presentation instead of a paper, you may use PowerPoint, Prezi, or another presentation platform of your choosing. Reference the Supporting Resources document for instructions on how to use different presentation programs. Be sure to include notes as needed in your presentation in order to meet the outlined critical elements. 4. In learning block 7-1, it was suggested for you to work on Section III of your project. If completed, use this as well as the instructor feedback when working toward your final submission. You can view this via the Student Dashboard. 5. Learning block 8-1 includes a Final Reflection Submission Checklist that you can use to ensure you have met all the requirements of this project. Your instructor is available to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have as you work to finalize your final reflection. Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your actual question must be apparent on the presentation or in the short paper. If you choose to write a short paper, it should be double spaced and 1–2 pages in length. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions. Critical Elements Importance of Question Studying the Self Answer Studying Others Human Endeavor Exemplary (100%) Meets “Proficient” criteria and demonstrates mature awareness of the connections between the question and being a member of society Meets “Proficient” criteria and examples chosen demonstrate insight into social science thinking Proficient (85%) Explains why the question is important as a member of society Needs Improvement (55%) Explains why the question is important as a member of society, but is overly generalized Not Evident (0%) Does not explain why the question is important as a member of society Details major developments in social science thinking that drive questions that support studying the individual, using course resources to back up arguments Does not detail major developments in social science thinking that drive questions that support studying the individual 16 Meets “Proficient” criteria and demonstrates mature awareness of the connections between the answer to the question and others Meets “Proficient” criteria and examples chosen demonstrate insight into social science thinking Explains how finding the answer to the question might impact others Details major developments in social science thinking that drive questions that support studying the individual, but does not utilize course resources to back up arguments, is cursory, or has inaccuracies Explains how finding the answer to the question might impact others, but is overly generalized Does not explain how finding the answer to the questions might impact others 16 Does not detail major developments in social science thinking that drive questions that support studying others 16 Meets “Proficient” criteria and details demonstrate insight into social scientific study Explains why studying human behavior and identity is a valuable human endeavor Details major developments in social science thinking that drive questions that support studying others, but does not utilize course resources to back up arguments, is cursory, or has inaccuracies Explains why studying human behavior and identity is a valuable human endeavor, but is overly generalized Does not explain why studying human behavior and identity is a valuable human endeavor 16 Details major developments in social science thinking that drive questions that support studying others, using course resources to back up arguments Value 16 Study and Advancement Meets “Proficient” criteria and examples chosen illustrate a strong argument for the value of social scientific study Details the major influences on social science thinking that support the study and advancement of the social sciences as necessary, using course resources to back up arguments Articulation of Response Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization Details major influences on social science thinking that support the study and advancement of the social sciences as necessary, but does not utilize course resources to back up arguments, is cursory, or has inaccuracies Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas Does not detail major influences on social science thinking that support the study of the social sciences 16 Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas 4 Total 100% SCS 100 Project 3 Paper Exemplar My social scientific question is, how do cognitive biases influence our behaviors to adhere to gender stereotypes? Cognitive biases impact our perception of others. I have learned throughout this course that our perception influences the assumptions we make about others, which in turn influences our behavior. My question is important because it begins to question why we do what we do. It is important to me as a member of society because I engage in behaviors that adhere to gender stereotypes and I want to understand the motivation behind these behaviors. I would use this information to make an informed decision about continuing to adhere to these stereotypes. Major developments within the social sciences have changed the way we study individuals. According to the History of Psychology Timeline in learning block 3-2, cognitive psychology, which was created in 1956, is focused on cognitive states and studying concepts such as cognitive biases. It was the development of this subfield that led to key understandings of how our brain processes and perceives. In turn, this led to understanding of how unconscious biases influence our behavior. There have been major developments within the field of social science that have impacted the way groups of people have been studied. Gender inequality within the United States is important, but it is also important to look outside of the United States. In learning block 3-1, we learned that globalization has led to more research being done in other countries and that new technology has led to rapid dissemination of news stories from all over the globe. These advancements have allowed us to read about stories like that of Malala, who was shot because she was a girl who wanted to go to school. These major developments have made it possible for us to see the importance of gender equality research. In the Sociology and Anthropology Timeline in learning block 3-3, we learned that towards the middle of the twentieth century, myths of racial difference were debunked by sociologists and anthropologists in North America. These research findings are major developments that were the foundation for policy change that called for greater equality. The timeline also highlights the current notion that research can be a form of social activism. Social scientific research has changed in the face of globalization and new technology. The learning block 3-1 overview describes how neuroimaging techniques have led to advancements in identifying structures of the brain associated with perception, love, altruism, and aggression. Therefore, new neuroimaging technology is a major development within the social sciences that has led to us understanding concepts like prejudice and identifying cognitive biases. An overall general trend toward equality is highlighted in the American Psychological Association’s Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World. A trend in social science toward greater equality allows for researchers to focus on important questions like understanding gender inequality. Finding the answer to this question would be beneficial to all members of society because it would create a better understanding of why we do what we do. Without conscious awareness of our own biases and the shortcuts our brain makes, we can jump to conclusions without objective evidence. Understanding why we engage in gender stereotypes might allow us to make changes to our behavior if we do not wish to perpetuate certain stereotypes. This information would be useful to individuals, families, couples, and even businesses. Gender differences continue to be present within leadership positions in businesses. Finding the answer to my question may be useful to understanding why businesses and corporations continue to adhere to gender stereotypes and why women continue to be left out of positions of power. The American Psychological Association’s Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major Goal 3, guideline 3.3b, describes the importance of recognizing potential for prejudice and discrimination in oneself and others, and 3.3e explains the importance of being able to articulate psychology’s role in developing, designing, and disseminating public policy. These guidelines highlight the importance of studying human behavior. First, studying human behavior leads to recognition of one’s own and others’ prejudices, for example, continuing to behave in ways that perpetuate current stereotypes. Second, studying human behavior can also lead to changing and developing public policy, which means that the information learned about prejudice can be disseminated to inform public policy change and hopefully contribute to the betterment of society. Running head: OBSERVATIONAL JOURNAL Observation Journal Summer Fish Southern New Hampshire University 1 OBSERVATIONAL JOURNAL 2 Article Choice I chose the advertisements because they showed certain aspect of how society views certain people either due to their gender, culture, or wealth levels. One showed the standards of beauty as young woman who is does not show any signs of aging, another showed only good looking and attractive individuals. The Land Rover and Colgate advertisements were based on the culture and association with the environment in the third world countries. Assumptions and Observations Audiences: The advertisements are made to target specific audiences and these are based on the general societal expectations based on gender and culture. For example, the Diaderm Antiwrinkle cream ad targets an audience of women as it depicts that men only want young looking women. The Carlsberg beer advert targets men by trying to improve their masculinity by taking the beer, playing sport, and being served and smiled at young thin woman. In the Land Rover and Colgate ads, they target the rich by showing them the conditions that the poor live by. Based on my observations, I believe that in all these advertisements, their target audience is the middleclass white person, both women, and men. Message: All these advertisements seem to be sending a message regarding what the society expects from us based on the gender and culture. In the Diaderm anti-wrinkle cream ad, the message portrayed is that a good-looking woman is the one who looks young and it is okay for men to age. In the Carlsberg beer ad, it portrays that attractive individuals should be young, it also brings about the stereotype that for a man to be considered masculine enough, he should not enjoy shopping, should be served by women, drink beer, and watch sports. In the Colgate sink child advert, it is portrayed that the white woman is clean and wealthy therefore not concerned OBSERVATIONAL JOURNAL 3 with saving on water. It also shows that while the white woman is unconcerned about saving water, the poor child is lacking the water as he is unwashed and walking in dirt. The land Rover advert brings home the message of the poor and harsh environment the Maasai live in. They use tires for shoes. It compares harsh environment lived by the Maasai and that the Land Rover is able to drive through in those tough conditions. The relationship between people: My belief is that the major relations shown in all these adverts are based on men and women, and between the rich and the poor. The Diaderm anti-wrinkle cream and Carlsberg beer ads, show what is expected of men and women. Women are expected to be young so as to be considered good looking. Woman are only considered attractive when they are good looking or young. Woman enjoy serving men. The Colgate advert shows a dissociation in the relation between the rich and the poor, whereby the white woman is distracted while the child is concerned due to lack of water. Relationship with the product: In all the advertisements, there is a relation between the people and things they are expected to have in the society. The Diaderm anti-wrinkle cream advert shows it is important for a woman to look young. The Carlsberg beer shows that it is important for especially men to watch sports, play video games, and drink beer as it makes them more attractive to women. In the Land Rover and Colgate ads, the poor and third world cultures are used to have an influence on the middle-income earners that the land rover is reliable, and most people don’t conserve water while others are lacking it. Effectiveness: In my opinion, the least effective advert is the one on Colgate. It only makes one feel guilty. I could not know whether its aim was to sell the toothpaste or their intention was to stop wasting water. The Land Rover advert also left me questioning how a very expensive car relates to the Maasai. But it could also show that the Land Rover is a durable car and is trusted OBSERVATIONAL JOURNAL 4 by the Maasai, who is showed in the advertisement to live in poor conditions, have trusted the Land Rover to move through their environment. The Diaderm anti-wrinkle cream advert could be quite effective in influencing one to buy their product so as to be able to look like the women portrayed in the advertisement, promising the fountain of youth. The Carlsberg beer advert could influence my decision to buy the beer, as they portray people who drink the brand as happy, beautiful and young. Social Science Evidence The theme of perception plays a huge role in all the advertisements discussed. It attempts to explain what we perceive from these advertisements. Our overall impression of the people shown on the adverts color our judgment of their character (Baumann Foundation, 2013). This can be shown in the Carlsberg beer advert, where it is perceived drinking beer makes one attractive, and that men should not enjoy shopping. There are stereotypes based on gender, whereby it is shown that a woman’s value is based on her looks and the man’s based on his experience. According to the Carlsberg beer ad, it is depicted that the women should be serving the men to entertain them or keep them from being bored. . In the Colgate sink child advert, the white American woman is perceived to waste water, and the child is shown to be poor and struggles f ...
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My observational journal focused on advertisements, to bring out the aspects of social
sciences that revolve around gender, culture, and wealth levels. The question of whether men
enjoy being served by women is essential to me as a member of society since in the
contemporary world, the iss...

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