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The Individual in Society: Prejudice & Discrimination- Reflection Writing Assignment

Internal Code: 1HBCF

Reflection Writing Assignment:

Task:

This section of your Reflective Learning Journal will contain three entries, one each for: Self and Identity, Prejudice and Discrimination and Attraction and Close Relationships. Address the following headings and sub-headings in turn. You MUST choose one sub-topic for each entry and relate that back to your topic using the questions provided. References provided in brackets.

 Topic: Self and Identity / specify sub-topic you chose

Choose 1 sub-topic:

  1. Spotlight Effect & the Illusion of Transparency (Myers and Haslam 2016, pp. 75-77, Lecture topic 5.3)
  2. Self-concept, self and culture (Textbook chapter 2, pg. 80-85), (Singelis, T. M. (1994). The measurement of independent and interdependent self-construals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, Copyright by Sage Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  3. Self-esteem(Textbook chapter 2, pg. 90-94), (Rosenberg, M. (1989). Society and the Adolescent Self-Image (Rev. ed.). Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.), (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/science/seeing-narcissists-everywhere.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2), (http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2013/december-13/narcissism-unleashed.html)

The questions to answer

  1. What interested me about this sub-topic?
  2. What are the main concepts related to this sub-topic (include a short quote to illustrate your understanding)?
  3. How is this sub-topic relevant to my social world (include applications and limitations)?

Textbook Chapter 3 The Self in the Social World.

Lecture Topic 5 – Self and Identity

Topic: Prejudice and Discrimination / specify sub-topic you chose

Choose 1 subtopic:

  1. Types of prejudice and discriminations (Textbook chapter 9)
  2. Social identity: in-groups and out-groups (Textbook pg. 209-217), (Elder, J. (2015, November 28). United Patriots Front and No Room for Racism clash in central Melbourne. The Age: Victoria. Retrieved from http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/united-patriots-front-and-no-room-for-racism-clash-in-central-melbourne-20151128-glaebb.html)
  3. Working to reduce prejudice (Bystander anti-racism & the psychological approach) (Nelson, JK, Dunn, KM &Paradies, Y 2011, ‘Bystander anti-racism: a review of the literature’, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 11, no. 1 , pp. 263-284, viewed [insert the date you accessed the link here, e.g., 21 February 2016], Wiley Online Library, DOI10.1111/j.1530-2415.2011.01274.x.), (Plous, S 2000, ‘Responding to overt displays of prejudice: a role-playing exercise’, Teaching Psychology, vol. 27, no. 3, pp.198-200.), (http://westernsydney.edu.au/challengingracism/challenging_racism_project/our_research/bystander_anti-racism), (Lecture topic 7.7)
  4. What interested me about this sub-topic?
  5. What are the main concepts related to this sub-topic (include a short quote to illustrate your understanding)?
  6. How is this sub-topic relevant to my social world (include applications and limitations)?

Textbook chapter 6 – Prejudice: Disliking others

Textbook chapter 9 – Helping and prosocial behavior (particularly ‘bystander effects’ – 3e pp. 343 – 350; 2e 330 – 339; 1e 325 – 335).

Lecture topic 7 – Prejudice and discrimination

Reading: Pedersen, A, Clarke, S, Dudgeon, P & Griffiths, B 2005, ‘Attitudes towards Indigenous Australians and asylum seekers: The role of false beliefs and other social-psychological variables’, Australian Psychologist, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 170-178, viewed 13 November 2013,  Wiley Online Library, DOI10.1080/00050060500243483.

Topic: Attraction and Close Relationships / specify sub-topic you choose

Choose 1 sub-topic:

  1. What leads to friendship and attraction? (Textbook chapter 11), (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120206092552.htm),
  2. What is love?(Textbook chapter 11 pg. 296-300), (http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/deeplove.htm), (Passer, Smith &Norris, 2016, p. 23)
  3. When relationships go wrong (Textbook chapter 11 pg. 317-320), (Miller, RS 1997, ‘We always hurt the ones we love: aversive interactions in close relationships’, in RM Kowalski, (ed.) Aversive interpersonal behaviors, Plenum Press, New York, pp. 11-29.), (lecture slides), (http://thenextgalaxy.com/arranged-marriage-advantages-and-disadvantages-list/)
  4. What interested me about this sub-topic?
  5. What are the main concepts related to this sub-topic (include a short quote to illustrate your understanding)?
  6. How is this sub-topic relevant to my social world(include applications and limitations)?

Chapter 8: Attraction and intimacy: Liking and loving others.

Lecture Topic 9 – Attraction & Close Relationships.

How has this Learning Journal contributed to my understanding of social psychology and scholarly writing? (250 words maximum – 10%)

By answering this question, you will evaluate your learning of social psychology topics and scholarly writing by answering

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