Kathie I agree with your desire to see attribution and social cognition separated. I too wanted to
post saying that attribution and social cognition must be separated. However, I did not because I
do no believe that they can be separated. Attribution can
Cunningham, D. L. (2009). An empirical framework for understanding how teachers
conceptualize and cultivate historical empathy in students. Journal Of Curriculum Studies, 41(5),
Groucho Marx once said, I wouldnt want to belong to a club that would have me as a member.
This statement is seen as both witty and reflecting a mild sense of inferiority that is thought to be
common in human beings. Why is it that some people see being m
Can you separate attribution from social cognition? Why or why not?
I believe that no matter how you explore the two issues of attribution and social cognition you
find that they are related and cannot be separated. Trope & Gaunt (2003) state that a key a
This weeks topic is the self, including our tendencies to believe certain things. Heres a great
TED Talk with Michael Shermer that touches on superstition, but also describes our tendency to
find patterns everywhere.
Michael Shermers TED talk was interest
Social psychology research is based on developing answers to questions. What are some of the
processes social psychologists use to answer questions? Should the results of research be
considered as the cause and proof of behavior?
There are times when the
Chapter 13 of the textbook discusses social facilitation. What is social facilitation and how it
related to drive theory? What is the mere presence effect and what does it have to do with social
facilitation? Finally, describe a time in your life when soc
How familiar are you with social psychology?
How many of you have taken a social psychology course before? What do you remember about
this field of study? What are you most excited to learn about in the next eight weeks?
The questions you ask are making m
I would strongly agree with Smith (2002) that pre-employment test have no ability to guarantee
that a recruit will be suitable for the job. I am amazed at the people that can pass the assessment
test and when I sit down to interview them they cannot answe
My design at this point is indeed early on. The greatest problem I am facing is with my mindset
of creating an empirical design. I am more theory orientated and find myself wanting to explore
the theories behind contextualization as well giving the how of
Sedikides and Gregg describe self-enhancement as people always acting in their own best
interest. If people act in their own best interest, how can you explain acts of altruism?
Why, particularly at certain times like Christmas and national tragedies like
Can attitudes be separated from behavior? Why or why not?
I believe that attitudes are fully embedded within humanity and the same must be said of
behavior. Because of this reality of both being apart of what makes a person human I believe that
we have to
Why do people sometimes become either more or less physically attractive as one gets to know
The reality of physical attraction is very complex and the reason one grows more or less
attractive to another person is based upon various reasons.
Your personal example is most exposing of the situation of race and recognition. Indeed, it is
clear that one race often views another in a ambiguous fashion (MacLin & Malpass, 2001). In
other words we are use to our own race and when we come into contact
Your stress to find my value as a child of God and to take courage that I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13) is a very important reality in knowing
ones self. John Calvin (1559) made it clear that without knowing oursel
I agree that in competitive situations the presence of others can radically increase performance
levels. What is interesting is when you hear stories of how people have a negative impact when
people are watching. The research data often shows that when si
In your readings in this module, Jones presented a paper discussing the positive effects of
religion on health. In that paper, Jones suggested that religion has been correlated with the
following factorsrelaxation response, healthy behaviors, social suppo
Suppose a correlational analysis showed a strong positive relationship between social activities
and hyper behavior among 8 year-old children (They get hyper when they are together in a
group, like at a birthday party). Do you immediately have any ideas a
The point about emotion surrounding an event impacting the accuracy of the perpetrator more
than the event itself is a most interesting point that Houston, Clifford, Phillips and Memon
(2013) put forth. I can see their point and can agree with it up to a
I agree that stereotypes are a very dangerous and they do great harm to our interactions with each
other. Time and time again we find in history the reality that a stereotype leads one group of
people to stand against another group. Indeed it is important
How do people develop stereotypes and how do stereotypes affect behavior? How can people
overcome how stereotypes affect their behavior?
People develop stereotypes in many differing ways and it would be best to say that our
stereotypes are a combination o
In the GCU library, locate four additional studies on a topic that you are interested in that are
similar to the previous DQ you completed. Provide the Permalink and the number of references
in each article. What are the primary methodologies used in the
The Greek philosopher Socrates once said, "Know thyself." Why is this an important directive?
I would begin by saying that without knowing ourselves we have no ability to have an
understanding of anything. What I mean here is that we interpret everything
Your comment about many religions and philosophies teach to disregard your attributions and
proceed with truth is a very interesting point of view. I would agree that there are many religious
people and a few philosophers that would teach this but this ou
What is research? How is scholarly research different from other kinds of research?
What are the essential components of scholarly research? How will scholarly research
help prepare you for writing your dissertation?
The basic reality of research is the o
You take on self-effacing is one way to look at this view of the self. It is very similar to what is called the looking-glass self
(Myers, 2005). This is where we imagine how others see us as a mirror for looking at ourselves in that way. In other words
So would you say that altruism is a mere illusion? If we help others always out of our own best
interest then there can never be a time that we are unselfishly given to help others for their own
welfare? In so many situations it does indeed seem that what
The influence of others in our lives is a most interesting reality. Such influence can be positive or
negative as in the personal example you used. I have no problems speaking before people but in
some situations when I run into someone in a smaller setti
I do believe we are in the same ballpark in what we are saying. I agree with your point that an
attitude does not always lead to a specific behavior. What I believe we are often missing that our
attitudes always lead us to some behavior. This behavior may