This is an assignment that discusses what mechanisms of self enhancement are in social psychology. The assignment also discusses the application of equity theory.
What mechanisms of self enhancement are in social psychology
Firstly, pick a field in which social psychology IS IN USE: Law, Business, or Health and Well-being. Explain how social psychology explains 1 area of these applied fields. For example, in Law, Jury Decision Making. (50 pts ( Pick and also explain a theory/concept of social psychology that would apply to one of the above fields (25 pts) / If you worked in that field how would you specifically apply the theory/concept/principle in your workplace (come up with an example) (25 pts)).
Secondly, explain what the mechanisms of self-enhancement are. Pick 1 and explain a situation in which it would be used. (50 pts (Define mechanisms of self-enhancement and explain what they are in your own words (15 pts) / Individually define 5 of them and explain each one in your own words (5 pts each for a total of 25 points) / Additionally, explain how 1 of the mechanisms in a situation that it would be used (10 pts)).
Thirdly, discuss the application of equity theory. First explain it, and then pick a domain in which it has been used and explain how it applies. (50 pts (Explain Equity Theory (25 pts) / Pick a domain in which it has been used and apply it (25 pts)).
Fourthly, the nature v nurture debate influences our understanding of every behavior. What is the nature argument for aggression? Also,what is the nurture argument for aggression? Feel free to use research, theory, and other evidence as explained in any of the course texts. (50 pts (Explain the nature argument (include min. 2 sources) (list 3-4 of the major points) (15 pts) / Explain the nurture argument (include min. 2 sources) (list 3-4 of the major points) (15 pts) / Based on this evidence what do you think the best explanation of aggression is? (20 pts)).
Lastly, previous research on conformity has shown that adolescent alcohol use is profoundly influenced by peers. “The Myth of Conformity” article didn’t come to the same conclusion. What did they find, and why did they find different/ conflicting results from previous research. (50 pts (What did the article find (15 pts) / Why did it find this? What’s the explanation for this phenomenon (15 pts) / Also, find an article that argues the opposite from this article and contrast them (20 pts)).