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D317 Social Psychology: Personal Lives, Social Worlds


Question: Discuss how social psychological knowledge could be misused with negative consequences for people in society.

Answer: This essay recognises that social psychological knowledge can be misused engendering negative...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 84%
  • Words: 2228
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 254

Question: Contrast the kinds of evidence produced by different research methods in social psychology. Which do you consider to be the most fruitful in developing our understanding of social behaviour and experience?

Answer: Debates about research methods and what constitutes useful evidence have ebbed and...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 2320
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2009
  • Date written: September, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 256

Question: Patriarchal dominance and changing social representations of females in 'She Magazine'.

Answer: Abstract Social constructionists imply that human rationale is constructed from social representations,...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 81%
  • Words: 4380
  • Date submitted: January 22, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2002
  • References: No
  • Document type: Project
  • Essay ID: 247

Question: Drawing on examples from across Book 2, discuss the different ways in which power operates in relationships.

Answer: This essay will centre upon the operation of power between medical practitioners...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 2228
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2010
  • Date written: July, 2003
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2499

Question: “We have little control over the ways we conduct our relationships.” Discuss in the light of your study of Book 2.

Answer: Forming and maintaining relationships is a basic need for humans. We are...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 2154
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 255

Question: Discuss the different ways in which the psycho-dynamic and social constructionist perspectives see the self as fragmented and distributed.

Answer: An autonomous, bounded and unitary perception of self identity is believed to...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 2404
  • Date submitted: January 22, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 246

Question: A qualitative study, using Kelly’s (1955) repertory grid technique, to explore feelings and behaviours towards relatives.

Answer: This study aims to explore my own personal constructions and perceptions about...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 4437
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2009
  • Date written: June, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 253

Question: 'Groups are a potential form of social change and control'. Discuss the different theories that have been proposed to explain this effect of group interactions, drawing on studies of group processes to illustrate.

Answer: Groups can change and control an individual's behaviour, also responsibility is diffused...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 2025
  • Date submitted: January 22, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 248

Question: D317 TMA 01
What aspects of the three accounts of the individuals' lives presented in Section 1 of Chapter 1, Book 1 would a humanistic and experiential social psychologist choose to focus upon as a basis for social psychological analysis? What arguments would a critical and experimental social psychologist present against this focus? Do you agree with their points of view? 76%

Answer: Social psychology utilises a multiple-perspective approach to explore the self. These different...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 1721
  • Date submitted: January 22, 2009
  • Date written: February, 1998
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 245

Question: Outline the four domains of analysis found in social psychology. Illustrate these with examples from the course. Should these different modes of explanation for psychological phenomena be treated as complementary, as incommensurable, or through a reductionist strategy?

Answer: Social psychology utilises four domains of analysis. Each of these domains locate...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: D317
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 3006
  • Date submitted: January 22, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 250

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