This week, you will complete a media piece in which you apply theories and concepts from social psychology related to biases in our thinking, the development of our beliefs, and social influence. You will also be required to apply behavioral ethics and critical thinking concepts.
Being a successful practitioner requires us to understand the importance of ethical behaviors. The behaviors we demonstrate will directly influence those we interact with on a daily basis. In addition, the behaviors of others will influence us and our professional practices. Therefore we want to ensure that we behave ethically and have a positive influence.
Complete the Riverbend City: Thinking, Feeling, and Believing Case Studies media piece if you haven’t already or if you would like to make changes to the choices you made. Review the case study you want to focus on and the social psychology theory, behavioral ethics concept, and critical thinking concept you want to use for the assignment.
If you didn’t finish your research last week, use the Capella library to find a scholarly journal article related to the social psychology theory you chose. You are required to use two articles. The second article should be one of the following:
- Confirmation Bias: Rajsic, J., Wilson, D. E., & Pratt, J. (2015). Confirmation bias in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 41(5), 1353–1364.
- Mere Exposure Effect: Montoya, R. M., Horton, R. S., Vevea, J. L., Citkowicz, M., & Lauber, E. A. (2017). A re-examination of the mere exposure effect: The influence of repeated exposure on recognition, familiarity, and liking. Psychological Bulletin, 143(5), 459–498.
- Halo Effect: Bradley, S. W., Roberts, J. A., & Bradley, P. W. (2019). Experimental evidence of observed social media status cues on perceived likability. Psychology of Popular Media, 8(1), 41–51.
- Review the Thinking, Feeling, and Believing Assignment Template [DOCX] you will use to write your paper.
You may use the following resources to supplement the information you find in your textbook and scholarly journal articles:
- Confirmation Bias: Cherry, K. (2020). How confirmation bias works. Very Well Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-confirmatio…
- Halo Effect: Causey, K., & Goetz, A. (2009). The halo effect in overdrive. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/natural-hi…
- Mere Exposure Effect: Jansen, G. (2010, October 1). Mere exposure effect. https://www.gui.do/post/mere-exposure-effect
- Summarize the case study.
- Describe credible and scholarly sources relevant to a particular theory.
- Apply a social psychological theory to a chosen case study.
- Explain how social psychological research studies relate to a particular social psychological theory.
- Apply an ethical reasoning concept to a chosen case study.
- Apply a critical thinking concept to a chosen case study.
- Review the key points.
- Create a text in the third person, adhering to conventions of academic tone.
- Uses APA-style citations and book, journal references, website, magazine, and blog posts.
- Utilize various resources covered in the previous weeks including journals, books, websites, magazines, or blogs.
- Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current Evidence and APA guidelines.
- Length: 4–5 double-spaced pages of content, in addition to the title page and reference page.
- Resources: Minimum of two scholarly or professional resources.
- Template: Use the Thinking, Feeling, and Believing Assignment Template [DOCX] provided to complete the assignment.