BEH-311: W3 – Heuristics, Biases, Dissonance, and More

BEH-311: W3 – Heuristics, Biases, Dissonance, and More

BEH-311 Social Psychology W3 – Heuristics, Biases, Dissonance, and More Two Parts to this assignment: Part I: Answer the DQ’s in 50 words or more (be specific): What is stereotype threat? Provide an example. What reason(s) has/have been advanced for its effects? What are the possible response options people may have in order to reduce its effects? In one piece of research, how was non-verbal communication used to demonstrate the effects of stereotype threat? Also, explain the study in which researchers explored ego depletion effects on persuasion. Part II: Assignment Detail: • Write a paper of approximately 600 words that addresses the four following components: o Discuss correspondence bias and the actor–observer effect. o Explain how self-serving biases can be either beneficial or harmful to individuals. o Compare and contrast the self-evaluation maintenance model with social identity theory. o Briefly describe cognitive dissonance theory. • Include a minimum of three scholarly sources. ** Text-book definitions are attached for reference **