PSY 369 Week 4 Assignment: Cult Activities and Psychological Manipulation



Topic:
Conformity and Group Processes


 

This is a
CLC assignment.

 

Choose one
of the two following assignments:

 

Cult
Activities and Psychological Manipulation

 

Visit the
Ex-Cult Resource Center website and/or the International Cultic Studies
Association website, and check out a few of the links investigating cultic
activity and psychological manipulation.

 

Write a
paper of 500-750 words in which you share your discoveries.

 

Prepare
this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

Groupthink
and 12 Angry Men

 

View the
movie, 12 Angry Men (1957), Orion-Nova Productions.

 

Write a
paper of 500-750 words in which you discuss:

 

  1. Patterns of persuasion and
    conformity


 

  1. Issues of prejudice


 

  1. Reliance on cognitive
    heuristics


 

Did the
group in the film demonstrate group polarization? Are they at risk for
groupthink?

 

Prepare
this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

You are
required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the
Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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