Write a 3–4-page assessment in which you observe and describe pro- and antisocial behaviors, apply a theory or concept from social psychology to explain these behaviors, and examine the role of media in promoting pro-social behavior.

Write a 3–4-page assessment in which you observe and describe pro- and antisocial behaviors, apply a theory or concept from social psychology to explain these behaviors, and examine the role of media in promoting pro-social behavior.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Required Resources

The following resources are required to complete the assessment.

Internet Resources

Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.

Suggested Resources

The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

Library Resources

The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course. Note:Some of the articles listed here are fairly old and are included because they are considered seminal works in the field.

Assessment Instructions

Preparation

Locate research articles on the topics of pro-social and antisocial behavior. Find at least two articles to use in this assessment.

Watch the videos linked in the Internet Resources:

  • The Bystander Effect.
  • Bottle Bank Arcade.

Select one recent advertisement (from television, billboard, or other advertising media) that depicts pro-social behavior and one that depicts antisocial behavior. These will be used as the foundation for this assessment.

Instructions

After reviewing the video clips and selecting advertisements, complete your assessment. In your introduction, describe or identify the advertisements you selected. Include the following in your assessment:

  • Describe the pro-social behaviors you observed in the video clips and the advertisements you selected.
  • Describe the antisocial behaviors you observed in the video clips and the advertisements you selected.
  • Apply at least one theory or concept from social psychology to explain the factors (individual and social) that influence a person’s decision to behave pro-socially or antisocially.
  • Examine how media can play a role in promoting pro-social behavior.

Your completed assessment should be 3–4 pages in length, excluding title page and reference page. Be sure you follow APA guidelines for style and format.

Additional Requirements

  • Include a title page and reference page.
  • At least two current scholarly or professional resources.
  • APA format.
  • Times New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double spaced.

Pro- and Antisocial Behavior Scoring Guide

CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Describe pro-social behavior depicted in media. 

 

Does not identify pro-social behavior depicted in media. Identifies pro-social behavior depicted in media. Describes pro-social behavior depicted in media. Describes pro-social behavior depicted in media; discusses the characteristics that make the behavior prosocial.
Describe antisocial behavior depicted in media. 

 

Does not identify antisocial behavior depicted in media. Identifies antisocial behavior depicted in media. Describes antisocial behavior depicted in media. Describes antisocial behavior depicted in media; discusses the characteristics that make the behavior antisocial.
Apply a theory or concept related to social psychology to explain factors that influence behavioral decisions. 

 

Does not apply a theory or concept related to social psychology to identify factors that influence behavioral decisions. Applies a theory or concept related to social psychology to identify factors that influence behavioral decisions. Applies a theory or concept related to social psychology to explain factors that influence behavioral decisions. Applies a theory or concept related to social psychology to analyze factors that influence behavioral decisions.
Examine how media can promote pro-social behavior. 

 

Does not describe how media can promote pro-social behavior. Describes how media can promote pro-social behavior. Examines how media can promote pro-social behavior. Examines how media can promote pro-social behavior; considers the consequences to society of promoting antisocial behavior in the media.
Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. 

 

Writing does not support a central idea. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. Writing supports an idea but is inconsistent and contains major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing coherently supports a central idea with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.
Use APA format and style. 

 

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