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To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapters 10 and 11 of your textbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Feenstra, 2013).  Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  In this discussion, you will consider aggression and prosocial behavior.  Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post.

  • Describe a scenario that illustrates either aggression or prosocial behavior (from your own observations, something in the media, etc.) and complete one of the following:
    • Aggression:  Review research that examines a possible source of aggression (e.g., the media, weapons, alcohol, environmental factors, etc.).  Give specific examplesExplainwhy this particular variable is/is not harmful.  How does this theory/research apply to the scenario you described?
      • You must utilize at least one relevant scholarly source in addition to your textbook.
    • Prosocial Behavior: Interpret research on prosocial behavior, predicting who will help whom, when, and why (e.g., empathy, cultural norms, gender, religiosity, etc.).  Assess whether this information might be useful in reducing aggression/violence.  How does this theory/research apply to the scenario you described?

You must utilize at least one relevant scholarly source in addition to your textbook

DQ #2

To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapters 12 of your textbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Feenstra, 2013).  Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  In this discussion, you will consider relationships.  Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post.

  1. Identify a relationship (from a book, play, television show, movie, etc.).  For example, you might choose a love story or a story about a deep friendship.  Briefly relate pertinent information about the characters and the nature of their relationship.
  2. Analyze the connection from a social psychological perspective.  Point outspecific examples to illustrate the following:
    • Which of the various factors in attraction are present?
    • Is the relationship based on friendship or love?  If love, what type of love is portrayed?
  3. Summarize any factors in the relationship that resulted in conflict.  If the relationship dissolved, explain factors that may have led to the demise.  Predict elements that are present and may eventually create problems in the relationship.

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