THEORY QUESTION OPTIONS: CHOOSE ONE 1. What impact do you believe your culture h
THEORY QUESTION OPTIONS: CHOOSE ONE
1. What impact do you believe your culture has on your mental catalog of traits (Implicit Personality Theory)? Looking at the characteristics provided on page 155, what would you find important in the formation of a new relationship? Do you believe your personality traits are fixed or able to change?
2. How might the Pollyanna Principle work in conjunction with Self-Fulfilling Prophesy? Use a situation (personal or one observed) to walk through this relationship. How might we study this connection?
3. Find someone from a culture other than your own (yes, you could Zoom with a classmate!) How might relating look different if we lived in a collectivist culture rather than an individualistic culture? Talk to someone from the opposite culture – the US is considered individualistic – and find out how relationships work. Write up your findings about dating, perception of marriage and divorce, and friendship.
4. Interview three people (phone or Zoom preferred). What were their first impressions of you? *Therefore, you probably need someone who has known you at least a little while. Were they correct or incorrect? What altered their perception if they were incorrect?
You need to FULLY write out the question/social scientist project that you are attempting to complete at the top of your paper. (You may
summarize and you do not need to include survey questions.)
You should make sure to reference the text and a credible outside source.
Both should be internally cited and in a reference page at the end in APA format. The goal is not to regurgitate, but analyze and synthesize. This is an assignment about
– Each response should be between 3 and 4 pages. The minimum (3 pages) does not guarantee a passing grade. I am looking for quality, not quantity, but you should work for depth. Show me using your words. Provide description and detail so that I am able to get a sense of the full picture. (“I went on a date” is telling me. “Palms sweating, I nervously pulled up to their front door” is doing a better job of showing me.)
Other common mistakes
. 1. It should be past tense, as the research already happened. 2. Research can’t state. Name the researchers. “Wang (2022) stated that…”
Forgetting one of the three major points needed
: Opinion, Text citation, credible outside source (minimally one)
(We use Text: Knapp, Vangelisti, and Caughlin (2013). Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships. 7th edition.)