Assignment and Discussion Questions

Question 1
Explain how social psychology is different from sociology, psychology, and other subfields of psychology. Why is there a need for social psychology as a unique scientific field different from the sub fields of psychology?

Question 2
Discuss some of the research methods that social psychologists use to gain insight into question posed in the field. Be sure to include a description of empirical research in your response. Do you feel this is best research method for social psychologists, explain why or why not.

Assignment
This assignment has two parts, the first part will require an exploration of the Social Psychology Network and the second part will require an examination of the research.
Part 1:
Choose one study from the Social Psychology Network website.
To access the online research: Look under the header on the left side of the page labeled “Social Psychology Pages.”
Click on the link labeled “Online Psychology Studies”
Participate in a study
In 750-1,000 words, review research related to the topic area of the study chosen (some articles can be found in the Social Psychology Network site, others will require outside research). Identify the type of research (survey, experiment, etc.) used with the study and evaluate the appropriateness of that methodology. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of using an Internet site as a means of collecting data in psychological research. Elaborate on any potential confounds or ethical concerns noted while participating in the study.
Use three to five scholarly sources in addition to the social psychology website, your textbook can be used as one of the resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 2.1: Utilize sociocultural factors to inform/influence scientific inquiry.

 
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