[WLO: 5] [CLO: 1]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 1 and Chapter 9 from your textbook and review Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) and Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing (Links to an external site.).
Throughout the course, you will be considering the depiction of social psychological themes (social thinking, influence, and relations) in a real-world medium. This will culminate in a final presentation submitted in Week 5 and presented to the class in Week 6.
In this assignment, you will select the cultural artifact that will form the basis of your analyses of social thinking, social influence, and social relations in Weeks 2 through 4 and the synthesis of these components in your final presentation in Week 5. This can be a movie or television show or series, a compilation of songs from a singular artist or genre, a book, and so forth. See the list of suggestions provided by your instructor, as well as the example provided below. In addition, you will familiarize yourself with key resources available to improve your writing.
In your paper,
Describe your selection, from which you will draw in the coming weeks to investigate the themes of social psychology.
Outline the theme, plot, characters, and any additional information you believe may be relevant.
Submit your work to (See Understanding Turnitin (Links to an external site.) for assistance).
Include your report in a separate document.
Submit your work to Grammarly (Links to an external site.) or for a Paper Review (Links to an external site.).
Include your feedback in a separate document.
For example, if you were to select the movie Remember the Titans as your cultural artifact, you would describe the cast and explain the plot this week. In the weeks to follow, you would identify examples of scenes in the movie that illustrate social thinking (Week 2), social influence (Week 3), and social relations (Week 4), respectively, and reflect on application of each to your own life. In Week 5, you would distill your observations, presenting a social psychological analysis of the movie to the class in visual format, accompanied by a transcript (a written version of what you would say if you were presenting orally). See Remember the Titans: A Theoretical Analysis (Links to an external site.) for an example of how one might complete the written portion of this project.
The Selection of a Cultural Artifact assignment
Must be 250 to 750 words in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Centerâ€™s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style (7th edition) as outlined in the Writing Centerâ€™s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. This will include, at minimum, your artifact, which is a source and should be cited appropriately in the body of your paper and have a corresponding reference entry. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Must include the Turnitin report and Grammarly or writing review feedback for a total of three submitted documents.