Social Psychological Analysis of a Cultural Artifact

Social Psychological Analysis of a Cultural Artifact

[WLOs: 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Graduate students and professionals are often tasked with presenting their work at a professional meeting or conference. The final presentation provides an opportunity to practice this skill. This presentation is a culmination and extension of the analyses you submitted in previous weeks on social thinking (Week 2), social influence (Week 3), and social relations (Week 4). You may also apply insight from this week’s discussion of prejudice. Your presentation is not merely a compilation and resubmission, but rather a synthesis of the three earlier elements. Be sure to incorporate previous instructor feedback.

Prior to beginning, review Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation (Links to an external site.), Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations, (Links to an external site.) Presentations (Links to an external site.), Presentation 101 for Graduate Students (Links to an external site.), and How To Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.).

In your presentation,

  • Assemble examples of social thinking, social influence, and social relations present in your selected cultural artefact.
  • Summarize applicable social psychological theory.
  • Describe applicable social psychological research.
  • Explain specific relevant concepts from a social psychological perspective.
  • Appraise the relevance of culture to your analysis of the selected cultural artefact (on your interpretation, or the events you are recounting).
  • Relate potential career considerations to the insight you have gleaned from this analysis.
  • Design a Prezi, PowerPoint, poster, or other creative means of illustrating your social psychological analysis.
    • This portion of your presentation is the visual element, or what you would show to share this information visually. (Given the variety of acceptable formats, there is no minimum or maximum, but your presentation must be thorough.).

The Social Psychological Analysis of a Cultural Artifact final presentation

  • Must include a visual and written component. The visual component may be created using a variety of presentation software, including PowerPoint, Prezi, or Screencast-O-Matic.
  • Must include the following information on both the visual and written component:
    • Title of the project in bold font
    • 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 use at least nine scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • 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 on both the visual and written component.

Must include references formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center on both the visual and written component. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

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