Assignment 1: Social Psychology Concept Matrix

Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

 

Scenario

Imagine that you are a manager of a social services department that works with a law enforcement

task force that interacts with families. You have been asked to explain basic social psychology

concepts to new personnel assigned to the department and the law enforcement task force. To

communicate the concepts clearly and provide real-world examples, you have decided to use the

Social Psychology Concept Matrix, located in the online course shell, in your instruction.

 

Complete the Social Psychology Concept Matrix (template provided), a paper in which you:

1. Address survey research in the required areas on the matrix: (a) definition, (b) application to

society, (c) application to criminal justice, and (d) application to the individual.

2. Address self-esteem in the required areas on the matrix: (a) definition, (b) application to society,

(c) application to criminal justice, and (d) application to the individual.

3. Address self-handicapping in the required areas on the matrix: (a) definition, (b) application to

society, (c) application to criminal justice, and (d) application to the individual.

4. Address hindsight bias in the required areas on the matrix: (a) definition, (b) application to

society, (c) application to criminal justice, and (d) application to the individual.

5. Address external attribution in the required areas on the matrix: (a) definition, (b) application to

society, (c) application to criminal justice, and (d) application to the individual.

6. Address cognitive dissonance in the required areas on the matrix: (a) definition, (b) application to

society, (c) application to criminal justice, and (d) application to the individual.

7. Address media persuasion in the required areas on the matrix: (a) definition, (b) application to

society, (c) application to criminal justice, and (d) application to the individual.

8. Provide a separate reference page with at least three (3) peer-reviewed references, including

your textbook, used for this assignment.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 Be typed, single spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with margins as set on the

template provided for the assignment; citations and references must follow APA. Use complete

sentences and limit each cell to a maximum of 200 words. Check with your professor for any

additional instructions.

 Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s

name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in

the required assignment page length or word count.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 Describe research methods that are used for studying social psychology.

 Apply concepts of social psychology to personal and professional situations.

 Use technology and information resources to research issues in social psychology.

 Write clearly and concisely about social psychology using proper grammar and mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and

language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

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