Social Psychology Thesis

2 pages. 12/2//2021. Part 1:

Complete the following:

Define groupthink. ● Identify and explain the antecedent conditions of groupthink.● Review and describe common symptoms of groupthink.● Reflect on a time when you were in a group and you felt pressure to go along with the majority. What happened?

Part 2:
Analyze a historical event from the following list (or propose your own): Bay of Pigs, Spaceshuttle Challenger tragedy, escalation in Vietnam, or President Bush’s invasion of Iraq.

● Explain the events or behaviors that led to groupthink in this particular situation.● Provide at least two recommendations on how groupthink could have been avoided. Explain.


● Follow APA guidelines to format your response● Support factual information and assertions with credible and/or scholarly sources.● Use in-text citations and include a references page – APA format

Police Shooting On African Americans

III. Use scholarly resources for your paper.

o Journal (preferably peer-reviewed) articles are often the most informative and credible.  They are also easy to cite/reference.

o You may use articles from the website if there is a publication name, author, volume/issue, and page number available. Other .org and .edu websites may be used as supplemental resources but SHOULD NOT be included in the minimum number of references.

o All resources must be cited in the text and included in the reference page. APA style is required.

IV. Remember to use APA format7th edition

o 1” margins – all sides

o 12 pt, Times New Roman font

o Consistent double-spacing. No extra spacing between any lines.

o In-text headings are very beneficial to both the writer and the reader of the paper.

o, Include a title page and page numbers.

o, Include a reference page.

o No abstract is required.


Grading Criteria

Your paper must contain the following:

● APA formatted title page and page numbering.

● Introductory paragraph with a strong thesis statement.

● A well-formed review of the literature related to your subject.

● A summarizing conclusion paragraph.

● Reference page containing at least eight different scholarly sources

In addition, you will be graded on:

● Clarity of your thesis statement

● Adequacy with which the thesis is supported in the main body of your paper.

 Logical structure and organization

● Appropriateness of references

● Use of college-level grammar, punctuation, and word choice.

● Precise use of APA style formatting for your paper including overall format, citations, and reference listings.

Sexual Psychology thesis

Topic: Critical Reflection Assignment


Due: Friday, December 3, 2021

Info: Please see the attached assignment details, previous assignments, and course resources.

Critical Reflection Assignment Summary

Step 1: Capture your topic. Take a moment to think about what you identify as one of the most meaningful, relevant lessons presented in the course readings or supporting materials, for Weeks 7 and 8.

Select a 1-2 sentence direct quotation from the applicable learning resources that reference, in a germane way, the issue, idea, or concept key to that lesson. This quote will become the prompt for your Critical Reflection composition.

That is, it will be a focal point of your composition, representing what you identify as an important takeaway that you hope others in the class will consider as a deeply important truth or lesson of this class.

To support deep reflections on the topic, and the writing of the composition, the quotation should be relevant to a topic you can tie directly to your own (or others’) experiences, observations, and critical reasoning.

It should also be something you are willing to think critically about and are willing to discuss through the writing of this composition.

Step 2: Write your reflection composition. Once you have identified the quotation prompt that will anchor your reflection, place it at the top of your composition, below the title. Follow the quote by a line space.

On the next line begin the body of your composition. In 300 to 400 words (in meaningful, well-organized paragraphs) defend your belief that there is an important truth or lesson, relevant to this course, to be gleaned from this quotation.

Essentially, your job is to clarify what the lesson to be learned is and to then strongly (and thoughtfully) defend why you think the lesson is vital.

To help you think about your topic and to write a well-organized composition, consider (and answer) these questions:

· What truth or lesson is being communicated by this quote?

· Why is this truth or lesson so important?



Sexual Psychology – Sex Therapy

Topic: Sex Therapy Discussion

Format/Length: 500-600 Words | APA Format | MUST USE AT LEAST 2 COURSE RESOURCE

Due: Friday, December 3, 2021

Discussion Question: According to St Augustine, sexual desire was more concupiscent (‘the lust disease’) (Laskaris, 2020). For today’s marital and family therapists (MFT) and sex therapists, lack of sexual desire is a disease (Jones et al., 2019).

For others, who approach the topic more existentially, like Thomas Szasz (1990), both of these approaches are illogical and lack empirical support. For example, Szasz argues, human sexuality – regardless of how it is expressed – connects us with who we are and sheds light on who we want to be.

For Szasz, there are no sexual disorders to be cured. He maintains that we evade the task of developing and shaping our lives by handing over the management of our sexual lives to sex education and therapists.

What do you make of the criticisms of sex therapy by Thomas Szasz and others, who have argued that sexual “dysfunction” is an arbitrary social creation? Is all sexual dysfunction in the eye of the beholder, or are there certain sexual attitudes and behaviors that are clear disorders?

· Write a composition of 500-600 words addressing these questions.

· Give at least two examples to support your conclusion.

Psychosocial, cognitive, and moral

STEP 1: In a discussion post of 200-400 words, demonstrate your understanding of concepts learned in this module by responding to the following prompt:

Pick an age: 1, 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 35, 50, or 75. Think of your own experience or the experiences of those you know at this age.

Consider the major developmental theories you learned about in this module (psychosocial, cognitive, and moral), and apply them to the age of your choosing.

· Describe either your own experiences, experiences of someone else or an imagined situation at this age and use appropriate terms and definitions from the module to describe that stage of development.

Be sure to identify the stage of development that you are discussing and those who have contributed to its development.

· Do you agree with the developmental theories that describe this age? Why or why not?

Social Influence and behavioral changes

Think of the last time you were with a group of people at work or hanging out with a group of friends.

How does your behavior change when you are with a particular group of people? Why do you think your behavior changes?

Provide a personal example of compliance, conformity, or obedience. Cite key concepts and theories to support your example.

Aging And The Elderly Thesis

In approximately 250 words, respond to the questions

Describe what was old when parents were growing up and why it is different now.


Described how subjects defined old.

Described how self-esteem in the aged can be developed

Blended Families Thesis

Blended Families

Blended families are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society.

The text asks what this tells our children about the permanence of marriage.

What are your thoughts? Of course, there are some obvious benefits to blended families, but there are some disadvantages, as well.

Provide some examples of both and share your own thoughts on the increasing number of blended families.

What do you believe contributes to the trend?

Respond to at least two of your fellow students

In your responses to your peers, be respectful of their opinions, as this can be a sensitive subject for some.

Perhaps you can offer insights based on any experiences with blended families you may have. Or ask questions to gain a better understanding of the views of your peers.

Black Psychology Research Thesis



The Term Paper assignment will require the student to select a published research article (published in a professional, peer-reviewed psychological, or scholarly journal within the past five years).

The article must focus on some aspects of the Black experience and utilize African/Black participants. The paper must consist of a minimum of 5 double-spaced paged (12pt font) and a maximum of 7 pages. Strict page requirements will be enforced.


Guidelines: Review the article and evaluate it based on African/Black Psychology criteria, i.e., its worldview framework, how its specific aspects relate to African/Black psychology principles/paradigms, models and concepts, etc. Cite References where warranted.

[Your citations must include the Textbook, and possibly Class Lectures where such is relevant.] The paper MUST BE TYPED and Double-Spaced throughout. It MUST conform to ABPSI or APA Publication Manual Guidelines.

YOU MUST TURN IN YOUR ARTICLE TO ME (instructions will be provided in class and/or via email on how to electronically submit your article). The paper must include the following organization and Outline Headings:


1 Title Page

Use the Title of the Research Article you are reporting on as your Title along with the author’s name(s), in addition to the Course Info. followed by your name and the date.

2. Introduction

Try to place the general issue (the main problem being studied) into the broader context of consideration by African-Centered Psychology, then systematically narrow it to the critical issue of focus in the article.

3. Main Theoretical Issues and Hypothesis

Summarize the main theoretical Issues and Hypotheses of the study.

4. Methodology

Summarize the Methodology utilized in the study.

5. Results/Findings

Summarize the Main Findings of the research.

6. Interpretation and Conclusions

Summarize the Interpretation of the Findings and the Conclusions drawn from the study.

7. African-Centered Evaluation

Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory

PSYCH 410: Observation Paper Rubric

This rubric functions as a guide for how to complete this assignment. It is strongly recommended that you review this document prior to beginning your paper. Papers should be no longer than 4 double-spaced pages.

You will conduct an observation of an infant, middle child, or adolescent from the movie Inside Out. You will synthesize your observations from the film with developmental theory Piaget’s Cognitive development theory and peer-reviewed research into a coherent paper (4 pages double spaced).

Film: Pixar movie Inside Out

Development Theory: Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory




Descriptive information about the child (age, sex, ethnicity, language(s) spoken, family structure, etc.). Descriptive information about observation method (timing, location, interaction with child – speculation on how interactions influenced child’s behavior).  

Below Expectations (+0-2)

Score: _____/5


Biological Development
1. Observed behaviors are described.

2. Integration of at least 3 developmental concepts, theory, and research (e.g., motor skills, how movement is used to accomplish tasks, coordination, nutrition, growth patterns, secondary sex characteristics, etc.).


Excellent work (+9-10)

Average work (+5-8)

Below Expectations (+0-4)

Score: _____/10


Cognitive Development
1. Observed behaviors are described.

2. Integration of at least 3 developmental concepts, theory, and research (e.g., Piaget stage, assimilation/accommodation, zone of proximal development, memory, language, communication, etc.).


Excellent work (+9-10)

Average work (+5-8)

Below Expectations (+0-4)

Score: _____/10


Emotional Development
1. Observed behaviors are described.

2. Integration of at least 3 developmental concepts, theory, and research (e.g., emotional expression and regulation, motivation, social interactions/attachment, self-concept, Erikson’s stage, etc.).

Excellent work (+9-10)

Average work (+5-8)

Below Expectations (+0-4)

Score: _____/10


Hypothesize how the child’s development has been impacted by cultural variables, considering both the (a) child’s cultural identities and (b) Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model.