PSY 362 Week 1 Complete Work GCU



PSY 362 Week 1 Complete Work GCU

PSY 362 Topic 1 DQ 1

Explain two major differences between common sense understandings and social psychological theories. Illustrate with an example. What is the danger in relying on common sense or intuition in learning about the relationship between the individual and his or her environment?

PSY 362 Topic 1 DQ 2

Look over the table of contents in your textbook. Which topic is the most interesting to you personally? Why? Which topic looks like it may connect most to your spiritual, emotional, and professional development?

Explore the Social Psychology Network website, and get comfortable searching for information. Scan the professional profiles of social psychologists and learn about their social psychological research.

After you have completed your reading, write a paper of 750-1,000 words in which you include:

  1. Choose a theorist from “Social Psychologist”, document¬†attached under the assignment tab.
  2. Give a brief background on the theorist and their perspective on social psychology
  3. Explore the Social Psychology Network. Find the online psychology studies link. From that link choose one study that best fits the theorist you have chosen and complete the study.
  4. Describe your overall experience of the study. Was it interesting? Was it easy to complete? Were you surprised by the questions asked in the study? Were you surprised at the outcome?
  5. Has completing this study changed your initial impression about professional or student research? Explain.
  6. Explain how the study connects to the theorist you chose above.

Use three to five scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.


Use the attached document, “Understanding Correlations,” to complete this assignment.


PSY 362: Social Psychology and Cultural Applications

Understanding Correlations Worksheet


To reflect on what you have learned about research methods, please read the findings and answer all questions below. While APA style is not required, solid academic writing is expected.

Type your responses directly onto the worksheet.

Chapter 2 of your book discuss research methodology of psychology. Make sure to include in-text citations when completing your justifications; citations must be presented in APA format.

Findings Positive or Negative Correlation Justifications (how did you come up with your answer?)
Finding 1: Studies have shown that the longer people are married, the more similar their political and social views become.
Finding 2: Studies have shown that the longer children had lived in an orphanage, the lower their IQ scores are.
Finding 3: Studies have shown that in large American cities, there is a relationship between the number of violent crimes and the number of stores that sell pornography depicting violence.


Explain the different research methods used by social psychologists and the advantages and disadvantages for each.


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