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DD307 Social psychology: critical perspectives on self and others


Question: TMA 06 Critically discuss the understandings of individual differences produced by trait theory and personal construct theory. Interrogate these different understandings by reference to the theme of power relations.

Answer: This assignment critically explores the understandings of individual differences produced by trait...


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  • Subject: Social psychology: critical perspectives
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 88%
  • Words: 1995
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2012
  • Date written: September, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4072

Question: TMA 02 COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE AIMS AND METHODS OF TRAIT THEORY WITH THOSE OF PERSONAL CONSTRUCT THEORY.

Answer: Traits: a moderately, stable characteristic, that distinguishes one individual from another. Or...


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  • Subject: Social psychology: critical perspectives
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 1600
  • Date submitted: August 18, 2014
  • Date written: January, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5971

Question: TMA 01 ‘The methods available to social psychology have the potential to reflect the richness and complexity of people’s lived experience in its setting, but they may also limit, constrain and distort it’ (Hollway, Lucy and Phoenix, 2007, p.35).

Discuss with reference to the cognitive social perspective and one other social psychological perspective.

Answer: Social psychology is the study of experiences of individuals in social contexts...


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  • Subject: Social psychology: critical perspectives
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 1508
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2012
  • Date written: February, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4073

Question: TMA 01 EXPLAIN THE PLACE OF ANONYMITY IN THEORIES OF CROWD BEHAVIOUR. IS IT ALWAYS ASSOCIATED WITH A “LOSS OF SELF”?

Answer: Anonymity: an individual is immersed in group/crowd behaviour, being a separate person...


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  • Subject: Social psychology: critical perspectives
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 1604
  • Date submitted: August 18, 2014
  • Date written: November, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5969

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Discuss the psychological state of crowds and how the concept of deindividuation may help explain this state.

DD307 Social psychology: critical perspectives on self and others

Answer: Crowd behaviour has been the subject of psychological research and discussions for...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1572
  • Date submitted: December 08, 2016
  • Date written: February, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7750

Question: TMA03 Project Proposal Form

SECTION 1. This section concerns the literature-searching element of the project rationale and accounts for 50% of the marks for this assignment.
i. What is the proposed title of your project?
ii. What is the proposed research question for your project?
iii. Show how your research topic is related to the DD307 module materials.
iv. Outline THREE references that you consider relevant for your project that are not already included in the DD307 printed module materials.

SECTION 2. This section concerns the justification for the design of your project and accounts for 50% of the marks for this assignment.
i. Identify the theoretical perspective (discursive psychological, phenomenological psychology or social psychoanalytic) you intend to use for your project and explain why you feel this is the most appropriate. 200 words.
ii. Identify the appropriate methodology (interviewing two separate participants or conducting a group discussion) you intend to use for your project and explain why you feel this is the most appropriate. 200 words.
iii. IF YOU ARE USING DISCURSIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Briefly explain, in your own words, each of the following three key analytic concepts and provide a short example of each. 250 words TOTAL.
• Interpretative repertoires
• Ideological dilemmas
• Subject positions
(10 marks)
iii. IF YOU ARE USING PHENOMENOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY ANALYSIS
Briefly explain, in your own words, each of the following four key analytic concepts and provide a short example of each. 250 words TOTAL.
• Temporality
• Spatiality
• Embodiment
• Intersubjectivity
iii. IF YOU ARE USING SOCIAL PSYCHOANALYTIC ANALYSIS
Briefly explain, in your own words, each of the following four key analytic concepts and provide a short example of each. 250 words TOTAL.
• Anxiety and defence mechanisms
• Splitting and projection
• Introjection
• Subject positions in discourses
iv. It is assumed that you have read, understood and will abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct outlined in Section 3 of the Project Booklet. Provide a brief discussion of any relevant ethical considerations and why they are relevant to your proposed research. (Your answer to this question may be duplicated on the Ethical Approval Form in the relevant section.) 200 words.

DD307 Social psychology: critical perspectives on self and others
Outline summary (250 words max):
Brief outline of ethical considerations

Answer: SECTION 2. i. I intend to draw participants from those undertaking RAF...


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  • Subject: Social psychology: critical perspectives
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1856
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2016
  • Date written: December, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7698

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Are the concepts of contagion and deindividuation adequate explanations of rioting and looting behaviour? Discuss this in relation to other explanations of collective behaviour in Book 1, Chapter 1 (Dixon and Mehendran). (Word count 1181)

TMA 01 Part 2 Reflection. (Word count 182)

Answer: TMA 01 Part 1 Contagion and deindividuation are concepts of collective behaviour...


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  • Subject: Social psychology: critical perspectives
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1363
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2016
  • Date written: December, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7697

Question: TMA 02 How well does trait theory help us understand individual differences? Discuss this question with reference to personal construct theory.

Answer: The understanding of individual differences (theories of personality) is key to understanding...


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  • Subject: Social psychology: critical perspectives
  • Course: DD307
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1155
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2016
  • Date written: December, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7696

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