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PSY 110- Social Psychology

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Research at least two (2) peer-reviewed articles that discuss bullying in schools and parental responsibility. (Note: Do not use open source sites such as Ask.com, eHow.com, Answers.com, and Wikipedia.) Be prepared to discuss in class.

•Watch the video titled “Film Offers Shocking Look at Bullying,” (2 min 28 s), published by NBC Learn and located at http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/46693947#46693947. (Note: If the video is not available, use the Internet and the Strayer Library to locate an article about the topic.) Be prepared to discuss.

Question 1

“Interpersonal Attraction” Please respond to the following:

•Describe a time in which you were not attracted to a person because of his or her looks but later changed your mind. Explain the reasons for the change of opinion.

•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.

Question 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.

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Question 3

“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 Library.

Question 4

“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.

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The brutal rape and murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 caused a public outrage due to the reported inaction of the many bystanders to the crime. The failure to explain the causes of the perceived passivity gave rise to a flurry of social psychological research during the 1970s and 1980s. Use the Strayer Library to research at least two (2) peer-reviewed articles that discuss bystander behavior of violent criminal acts. (Note: Do not use open source sites such as Ask.com, eHow.com, Answers.com, and Wikipedia.) Be prepared to discuss.

Question 5

“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.

Question 6

“Concepts and Principles Learned” Please respond to the following:

•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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