Social Thinking in Context
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
This assignment is based on the cultural artifact you selected in Week 1 of the course. In this assignment, you will analyze your selection and explain the relevant social thinking principles illustrated therein. Although not a comprehensive list, the following concepts may be appropriate to consider: attribution, belief perseverance, confirmation bias, heuristics, cognitive dissonance, self-esteem, impression management, and so on.

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of the textbook.

In your paper,

Assess the artifact for relevant social thinking principles.
Describe social psychological theory and research that explains these principles.
Refer to your textbook to discern applicable theory and research, and seek outside sources to supplement your understanding of relevant concepts.
Relate these principles to your own unique experiences, considering personal and social identities as well as cultural context.
The Social Thinking in Context assignment

Must be 500 to 1000 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 Center’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.
Student’s name
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Due date
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) and Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view Quick and Easy Library Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style (7th edition) as outlined in the Writing Center’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. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


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