PSY 400 Week 3 Analysis of Wrongdoing

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 PSY 400 Week 3 Analysis of Wrongdoing

In this assignment, you apply and integrate the concepts of attribution, attitude, behavior, and cognitive dissonance.

Identify a situation in which an individual was persuaded into a decision to engage in behavior that violated social values, beliefs, attitudes, ethics, and/or morals, such as misrepresenting a product, underreporting income on taxes, falsifying services on a billing document, taking supplies from work, or engaging in vandalism.

Write a 700-word paper in which you analyze your identified situation. Address the following items:




Analyze the situation from the perspective of the individual’s social, cultural, and spiritual influences and his or her ethics. Refrain from inserting your own judgments and opinions.


Discuss how attribution theory can be applied to the situation.


Describe the reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes.


Explain how the individual could have used cognitive dissonance theory to rationalize his or her behavior.


Cite at least 3 references.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Note: When approaching Learning Team assignments, equal group work is required. Reference your Learning Team Charter for the details and guidance.

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