Identifying Social Psychology in Everyday Life. You are asked to write at least a 1500-word paper describing 10 examples of social psychological phenomena, processes, or concepts that you spot (or would spot) in an everyday situation. The easiest way to do this is to choose (or imagine) a location where there are people (e.g., a park, a city street, the beach) and observe the people in that location. Of course, when doing so make sure you maintain social distance and wear a mask. For each example you choose, make sure to define the phenomenon, process, or concept in your own words followed by a clear description of how the person or people represented or displayed behaviors reflective of the phenomenon, process, or concept. For instance, imagine you saw someone trip and immediately thought that the person must be clumsy, but then you realize that the person tripped over a power cord that was partially covered. In this example, you would use the fundamental attribution error to explain your behavior as well as the process in which you first made a judgment about the person (she is clumsy), while discounting the situational influence (the partially hidden power cord).
Below I have provided the guidelines for writing your paper. If these guidelines are not followed you will lose points. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
1) Your paper must be at least 1500 words. Use the word count option in word to ensure that your paper meets the word count requirement. DO NOT use the character count.
2) Make sure to cite any source you useâ€”this includes the textbook. If I see that you have plagiarized you will not receive any points. REMEMBER: forgetting to cite a source or simply copying a phrase from another source is plagiarism. If you have any questions about what constitutes plagiarism then please contact me or the TAs.