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Part One: Human beings are fundamentally social. Though rewarding, interactions and connections can create challenges too. In this discussion, you will consider various elements of social relations as they apply to a specific example.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 6 and Chapter 8 of your textbook. (Aronson, E. (with Aronson, J.). (2018). The social animal (12th ed.). Worth.) Then, complete the following:
Imagine that you are an advice columnist. You regularly respond to readers, providing advice about relationship-relevant concerns based on social psychological insight. Select a topic from the list of reader questions provided by your instructor to form the basis of your analysis. In your initial post,
Respond to the reader, describing specific social psychological principles.
Distill a clear answer to the question, formulating advice for future interaction if appropriate. Support your advice with relevant theory and research.
Demonstrate consideration of variation in how context and individual difference variables may impact the scenario.
If relevant in the scenario, relate career connections.
Your initial post should include an explanation and analysis of social relations (500-word minimum).
Part 2: 1/2 page each response:
Guided Response: Note the goal of the discussion forum is to provide a learning opportunity via meaningful and interactive discourse. Therefore, robust and continued commentary is essential. Responses must explicitly address concepts covered in Week 4, citing information from the required resources or other relevant resources in APA Style. Give examples to illustrate and explain content. In addition, responses must demonstrate critical insight. Respond to at least two of your classmates by Day 7. In addition, respond to classmates (and the instructor, if applicable) who replied to your initial post.
The following general suggestions may be useful as you craft your replies:
Describe examples that further illustrate relevant social psychological concepts.
Relate the content in your classmate’s post to that of your own or another’s initial contribution or reply.
Provide supplementary sources or reference course material that adds additional insight.
Ask clarifying or thought-provoking questions.