Psychology 2

Preparation

  1. Access the Self and Self-Control Case Studiesmultimedia to choose which case study you want to focus on and the social psychology theory, behavioral ethics concept, and critical thinking concept you have identified as being embedded in your case study.
  2. Use the Capella library to find two scholarly journal articles related to the social psychology theory you chose. You may choose to use one of the following articles as one of the two you are required to use:
  3. Review the Self and Self-Control Template [DOCX] you will use to write your paper.
  4. Review the Exemplar Paper [DOCX] and the Exemplar Case Study [DOCX] to better understand the expectations for this assessment.

Instructions

In your paper, include the following:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate an academic writing style through well-organized prose that follows assessment guidelines.
  • Demonstrate compliance with APA style, citation, and referencing guidelines.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines.
  • Resources: Minimum of 2 scholarly or professional resources.
  • Length: 3–4 double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and reference page.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Template: Use the Self and Self-Control Template [DOCX]and include the headings and subheadings as shown in the template to organize your writing. The template is already formatted for 6th edition APA style with title and reference pages, headings and subheadings, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and double-spaced with one inch margins.

You have selected:

Case Study 1 — Moe and Joe: Party Planning

Social Psychology Theory – Self-Serving Bias: The self-serving bias leads people to claim credit for success but deny blame for failure.

Behavioral Ethics Concept – Loss Aversion: We hate losses about twice as much as we enjoy gains, meaning we are more likely to act unethically to avoid a loss than to secure a gain. This phenomenon is known as loss aversion.

Critical Thinking Concept – Clarity: Thoughts have clarity when they can be easily explained and understood.

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