RE: Cognitive Dissonance Paper

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Question description


Identify a situation in which an individual made a decision to engage in behavior that violated social values, beliefs, attitudes, and/or morals, such as calling in sick to work when he or she is not sick, speeding, or cheating on taxes.

Prepare a 1,200- to 1,600-word paper in which you analyze your identified situation. Address the following items:

  • All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

    · Introduction

    · Discuss the possible explanations for the behavior using the attribution theory.

    · Describe the reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes.

    · Explain how the individual you chose could have used cognitive dissonance theory to rationalize his/her behavior.

  • Describe the “cognitive dissonance” situation and subsequent behavior by the individual.

  • · Identify the “individual.” Describe the individual involved in the “cognitive dissonance” situation. In other words, paint a picture of who this person is….what is this person’s life is like…(This is a fictional individual that you create – be creative)!

  • Conclusion

Include at least six references in your paper.

Use of heading  in paper to include introduction and Conclusion

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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*At least 6 references required for this paper.  1250 – 1600 words

Content and Organization 
60 Percent

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Cognitive Dissonance Learning Team Paper

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

·  Identify the “individual.”  Describe the individual involved in the “cognitive dissonance” situation. In other words, paint a picture of who this person is….what is this person’s life is like…(This is a fictional individual that you create – be creative)!

·  Describe the “cognitive dissonance” situation and subsequent behavior by the individual.

·  Discuss the possible explanations for the behavior using the attribution theory.

·  Describe the reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes.

·  Explain how the individual you chose could have used cognitive dissonance theory to rationalize his/her behavior.

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.

The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.

The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

·  Individual is identified.

·  Cognitive Dissonance situation and subsequent behavior is described.

·  Using the attribution theory, possible explanations for the behavior are discussed.

·  The reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes is described.

·  Explain of how the individual could have used cognitive dissonance to rationalize his/her behavior is provided.

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Team Communication and Collaboration  10 percent 

Readability and Style 
15 Percent

Percent Earned

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Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

Sentences are well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

Mechanics
15 Percent

Percent Earned

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The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices, follow APA guidelines for format.

Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Spelling is correct.

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Points Possible

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