Social attraction and Dissolution

Human beings are fundamentally social. In this discussion, we will consider connection—from attraction to dissolution, and liking to love—by providing advice regarding various relationship concerns.

Imagine that you are an advice columnist. You regularly respond to readers, providing relationship advice based on social psychological insight. Select one of the following options and craft a reply letter, supporting your answer with scholarly and peer-reviewed sources. Explain to the reader, in layperson’s terms, relevant theory and research that addresses the social psychological variables involved. Summarize a clear answer to the question, formulating advice regarding future behavior.

  • Should I play hard to get?
  • Do looks really matter that much?
  • How can I attract a partner?
  • Is my relationship at risk of divorce?
  • Is there such a thing as a “fatal” attraction?
  • We’re opposites; are we doomed to fail?
  • I’m in a long distance relationship… Will it work?
  • Why does my friend stay in an abusive relationship?
  • What is love, really?
  • Other (as provided/approved by your instructor)

Your initial post should be 500-1000 words in length and must contain a minimum of three scholarly, peer-reviewed references, in addition to required course resources as applicable. Additional credible references are encouraged.

Part two

Operation Playground

Human beings are fundamentally social. In this discussion, we will consider connection—from attraction to dissolution, and liking to love—by providing advice regarding various relationship concerns.

To inform your thinking on this topic, begin by reading “Transmission of Aggressions through Imitation of Aggressive Models” (Bandura, Ross, & Ross, 1961), “”From Jerusalem to Jericho”: A study of situational and dispositional variables in helping behavior” (Darley & Batson, 1973), “Bystander Intervention in Emergencies: Diffusion of Responsibility” (Darley & Latane, 1968), “The General Aggression Model: Theoretical Extensions to Violence, and “Understanding the Psychology of Bullying: Moving Toward a Social-Ecological Diathesis-Stress Model” (Swearer & Hymel, 2015).

Then, imagine that you are an educator. Describe a hypothetical incident of observed antisocial behavior (bullying, relational aggression (i.e., “mean girls”), etc.). Interpret relevant social psychological theory and research to explain the case study you outlined, and assemble key insight from research on prosocial behavior to generate a plan for addressing this specific situation.

Your initial post should be 500-1000 words in length and must contain at minimum required course resources as applicable. Additional credible references are encouraged

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No man is an island. A human being is called social people because of their nature to interact freely. It gives a sense of belonging to be loved and to belong to various social groups. This paper will discuss different issues about relationships…

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