PSY 211 WEEK 5 Social Behavior Paper Or Presentation

PSY 211 WEEK 5 Social Behavior Paper Or Presentation

PSY 211 WEEK 5 Social Behavior Paper Or Presentation

Refer to the Social Behavior for detailed instructions and to select one option to complete your paper.

Social Behavior

Select one of the following options to complete this assignment.

Option 1: Social Behavior Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word (three to four pages) paper in which you consider social behavior.

Include the following:

  • Explain how our motive to belong influences our group behaviors, both positively and negatively. Consider your Week 2 reading on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
  • Explain how the fundamental attribution error influences our judgments of others. How could becoming more aware of, and correcting this error, change our understanding of others’ behavior?
  • How do assumptions, such as defensive attribution and the just-world hypothesis, influence our sense of control over our lives? How could we correct these but still feel in control?
  • The way we perceive others is quite subjective, and the processes we use to evaluate others are often outside of our awareness. Nonetheless, social interactions exert powerful influences on how we feel and behave. What factors influence our prejudices about people? What factors influence whom we find attractive? How might culture influence perceptions of prejudice and attractiveness?
  • What kinds of things help you see the world in a positive light?

Note: You will be assessed on whether your paper is clear and logically organized; whether the content is comprehensive and relevant; whether the language is appropriate to the audience; whether writing is clear and concise; whether grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation follow standard American English, and whether references are consistent with APA guidelines. Be sure to properly cite the resources you use.

Format your paper consistent with course-level guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option 2: Social Behavior Presentation

If you have a visual/graphic learning style, consider designing a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

Design at least eight Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides discussing social behavior.

Title slide – Include the title of your presentation, your name, and date

First and Second slide: Explain how our motive to belong influences group behaviors, both positively and negatively. Consider your Week 2 reading on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Explain how the fundamental attribution error influences our judgments of others. How could becoming more aware of, and correcting this error, change our understanding of others’ behavior? 

Third and Fourth slide: How do assumptions, such as defensive attribution and the just-world hypothesis, influence our sense of control over our lives? How could we correct these but still feel in control?

Fifth and Sixth slide: The way we perceive others is quite subjective, and the processes we use to evaluate others are often outside of our awareness. Nonetheless, social interactions exert powerful influences on how we feel and behave. What factors influence our prejudices about people? What factors influence whom we find attractive? How might culture influence perceptions of prejudice and attractiveness? What kinds of things help you see the world in a positive light?

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

PSY 211 WEEK 5 Social Behavior Paper Or Presentation

PSY 211 WEEK 5 Social Behavior Paper Or Presentation