PSY 110 All DQ’s (WK 2 to WK 11)  



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WEEK 2

DQ 1:

  • Analyze the five (5) steps of research and discuss at least two (2) challenges that might be faced by a social psychologist when conducting research in law enforcement.
  • Suggest at least two (2) ways and reasons for using two of the following technologies in the study of criminal behavior

◦Virtual environment technology

◦The Internet

◦Implicit or unconscious measures

◦Brain-imaging techniques

DQ 2:

  • From the first e-Activity, describe at least two (2) ethical challenges faced by law enforcement in your state or in the U.S. Suggest at least one (1) possible solution to the challenges. Support your response with examples and / or reference(s) from the Strayer Library.
  • From the second e-Activity, discuss at least one (1) ethical issue involved in the practices of Rupert Murdoch’s news media organizations, highlighting at least one (1) way his news media publications may have had an influence on society in general or politics in specific.

 

WEEK 3

DQ 1:

  • Discuss at least two (2) ways self-awareness might influence one’s self-regulation.
  • Discuss at least two (2) ways in which social and / or ethnic identity may influence positive and / or negative (even criminal) behavior.

DQ 2:

  • List at least three (3) different self-presentation strategies that you employed this week. Describe the circumstances and the people involved, commenting on the outcome of effects of the self-presentation strategies.
  • Suggest at least two (2) reasons many people have differences between their private and public selves.

 

WEEK 4

DQ 1:

  • Describe at least three nonverbal communication actions that others might interpret as negative (possibly even criminal). Speculate on reasons people might come to these conclusions.
  • Explain how attributional biases may affect a person’s perception of others in at least one (1) positive and one (1) negative way.

DQ 2:

  • From the e-Activity, take a position on the following statement: Students with cognitive disabilities should be mainstreamed into regular classes. Support your response with examples and / or reference(s) from the Strayer Library.
  • From the e-Activity and information in the textbook, discuss at least one (1) reason a person’s cognitive disabilities (e.g., HDHD, mental impairments, dyslexia, etc.) might influence a person to participate in negative and even criminal behavior. Support your response with examples and / or reference(s) from the Strayer Library.

 

WEEK 5

DQ 1: “Attitude Formation” Please respond to the following:

  • Describe a time in which you (or someone you know) behaved in a way that created cognitive dissonance. Explain the feelings that resulted and how the dissonance was addressed. (Do not use the names of people you discuss.)
  • From the e-Activity, take a position for or against this statement: Physical punishment of students for negative behavior is more effective in changing attitudes and behavior than rewards for positive behavior. Support your response with examples from the articles you read and / or information from the textbook.

 

WEEK 6

DQ 1: Attitudes and Persuasion

DQ 2: Persuasive Influence of Gangs

WEEK 7

DQ 1: “Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination” Please respond to the following:

  • Describe an experience you have had or observed in which stereotyping and prejudice led to discrimination. Speculate on the primary causes that led to the behavior of discrimination. (Do not use the names of people you discuss.)
  • From the e-Activity, describe at least two (2) examples of ways stereotyping and prejudice influence the attitudes and behavior of those in criminal justice careers such as police officer, district attorneys, and / or judges. Suggest at least one (1) way society can provide an environment that helps people overcome these attitudes and behavior.

DQ 2: “Diversity” Please respond to the following:

  • Consider various issues involved with diversity and ways diversity influences students’ attitudes and behavior in schools. Take a position on whether diversity fosters or prevents discord or leads to delinquent behavior. Support your response with reasons and examples.
  • Discuss at least two (2) ways diversity can be used to foster respect for differences, tolerance, and acceptance of people and practices of other cultures.

 

WEEK 8

DQ 1: “Social Influence” Please respond to the following:

  • Analyze the positive and negative causes and results of conformity, compliance, and obedience in a specific social environment.
  • Describe an event in which you (or someone you observed*) followed the group in an activity that you (or the other person) did not agree with. Explain the reasons for the behavior. (Do not use the names of people you discuss.)

DQ 2: “Group Behavior and Leadership” Please respond to the following:

 

  • Explain at least two (2) ways in which group decision making and behavior may influence one of the following groups: work team, social clique, or gang.
  • Compare and contrast two (2) leaders – one (1) positive and one (1) negative – in at least three (3) ways, and discuss the social influence each type of leader has on the others in a specific group. Support your response with specific examples.

WEEK 9

DQ 1: “Interpersonal Attraction” Please respond to the following:

  • Contrast at least two (2) characteristics, as highlighted in the textbook, men and women use to evaluate attractiveness in the opposite sex. Discuss at least two (2) possible reasons for the differences.

 

DQ 2: “Intimate Relationships” Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, analyze at least two (2) reasons many people remain involved in domestic violence relationships. Support your response with examples or evidence from your researched articles.
  • From the e-Activity, describe the role of law enforcement in domestic violence disputes. Suggest at least two (2) ways law enforcement could address domestic violence disputes more effectively. Support your response with examples or evidence from your researched articles.

WEEK 10

DQ 1: “Aggression” Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, examine the issues and suggest at least two (2) options for society to deal with children who display aggressive bullying behaviors toward other children.
  • Take a position for or against the statement: Parents should be held legally responsible for aggressive bullying behaviors if another child is hurt physically. Support your response with examples and / or references from the Strayer Library.

DQ 2: “Prosocial Behavior: Helping Others” Please respond to the following:

  • Describe a time in which you (or someone you know*), witnessed a stranger in need and provided help. Explain the reasons you provided help and any feelings of embarrassment that the helper or receiver seemed to experience. (Do not use the names of people you discuss.)
  • Examine the four (4) primary theories of prosocial behavior (a) empathy-altruism hypothesis, (b) negative-state relief, (c) empathetic joy, and (d) genetic determinism. Discuss the two (2) that you believe influence people most. Explain your reasons.

WEEK 11

DQ 1: “Bystander Behavior” Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, suggest at least two (2) reasons people give to justify unresponsive bystander behavior.
  • Analyze the effects of bystander presence on the perpetration of violence. Support your response with examples and / or peer-reviewed references from the Strayer Library.

DQ 2:

 

  • Discuss at least two (2) concepts you learned in this course that you believe will help you in your current or future professional life.
  • Discuss at least one (1) principle of social psychology that you believe will help you in your current or future personal life.

 

 



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