social psychological research studies relate H u m a n i t i e s
Write a 4-5 page paper applying theories and concepts from social psychology, behavioral ethics, and critical thinking to the case study you choose. Focus on theories related to prosocial behavior, rejection, and close relationships.Introduction
Prosocial behavior is doing what’s best for others and involves being fair, respectful, cooperative, forgiving, and sometimes obedient and conforming. It enables us to get along with others, to build trust, and to learn to like and love others. Antisocial behavior is behavior that either damages interpersonal relationships or is culturally undesirable, and it can even involve aggressive or criminal behavior. Social psychologists study what drives us to act in both of these ways.Social psychologists also study our need for social acceptance and how we form relationships. Human beings are wired for relationships. We engage in relationships of all kinds, from family to acquaintances and friends to romantic partners. We all have a need to belong.For this assessment, you will write a paper in which you apply theories and concepts from social psychology related to prosocial behavior, rejection, and close relationships. You will also be required to apply behavioral ethics and critical thinking concepts. Successful practitioners understand the dynamics of various relationships. Their understanding of that which affects a successful relationship enables them to support positive and loving relationships for their clients.Preparation
Access the Riverbend City: Good, Bad, and Loving Case Studies multimedia piece to choose which case study you want to focus on and the social psychology theory, behavioral ethics concept, and critical thinking concept you want to use in your paper.
- Use the Capella library to find two scholarly journal articles related to the social psychology theory you chose. You may choose to use one of the following articles as one of the two you are required to use:
Reciprocity: Mahmoodi, A., Bahrami, B., & Mehring, C. (2018). Reciprocity of social influence. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1-9.
Unrequited Love: Bamford, R. (2015). Unrequited: Neurochemical enhancement of love. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 24(3), 355-360.
Social Exchange Theory: Fallis, E. E., Rehman, U. S., Woody, E. Z., & Purdon, C. (2016). The longitudinal association of relationship satisfaction and sexual satisfaction in long-term relationships. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(7), 822-831.
You may use the following resource to supplement the information you find in your textbook and scholarly journal articles:
Social Exchange Theory: Sociology Students from Jammu and Kashmir. (2012, October 28). Social exchange theory–A complete note [Status update]. Facebook.