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This assignment is based on the cultural artifact you selected in Week 1 of the course. In Weeks 2 and 3, you analyzed the selected artifact through the lens of social thinking and social influence, respectively. This week, you will consider it from the perspective of social relations. Although not a comprehensive list, the following relevant concepts may be appropriate to consider: attraction, love, aggression, prosocial behavior, group behavior, social dilemmas, and so on.
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 6 and Chapter 8 of the textbook. (Aronson, E. (with Aronson, J.). (2018). The social animal (12th ed.). Worth.)
In your paper,
Assess the artifact for relevant social relations principles.
Describe social psychological theory and research that explains these principles.
Refer to your textbook to discern applicable theory and research, and seek outside sources to supplement your understanding of relevant concepts.
Relate these principles to your own unique experiences, considering personal and social identities as well as cultural context.