As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Social Psychology assignment comprising of 2 short (2000-word each) word press releases/ newspaper articles on two different social psychology topics. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
Learning Outcomes: After completing the module, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of a range of theoretical approaches in social psychology.
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of methodological and ethical issues in social psychology.
3. Apply alternative perspectives to the analysis of social groups.
4. Employ evidence-based reasoning in the explanation of group behaviour. Graduate Attribute Discipline expertise
Guidance Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the module name, the submission deadline and the exact word count of your submitted document; the appendices if relevant; and a reference list (see referencing section for more information).You should address all the elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteria set out below in assessing your work. You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.
The media and government have been concerned with the increasing levels of prejudice and xenophobia towards immigrants and refugees entering the UK. You are required to write a newspaper article explaining the possible causes of this social phenomenon. Your answer should draw from relevant theories and empirical research.
Peer pressure has been seen to be a bigger problem than ever before and it continues to be an issue in many schools across the UK. You are a local school’s social media representative and are required to write a press release about peer pressure and the social psychological mechanisms behind it. Not only should you explain the phenomenon but should also connect the news to theories from the area of social psychology to explain the phenomenon.