Advanced Social Psychology

About this Assignment
Like all scientific disciplines, psychology researchers conduct studies and review literature to make advances and progress. This process involves both actually designing and conducting a research study, in addition to submitting your findings to other researchers to peer review it and validate or challenge it. For this assignment, you’ll write a response for each of the six recent peer-reviewed papers on your mandatory reading list and evaluate their methods and findings.

For this assignment, you’ll write a 200 word response for each of the peer-reviewed psychology papers from your reading list. This response should address the study’s methods, findings, and implications for social psychology, specifically making a defensible point.

Individualism, Collectivism, and Perceptions of Control Associated with Control and Choice
Self-serving Outcome-biases in Trait Judgments about the Self
Who Cares about Others?: Empathetic Self-efficacy as an Antecedent to Pro-social Behavior
In-group Attachment and Glorification, Perceptions of Cognition-based Ambivalence as Contributing to the Group, and Positive Affect
Further Examining the Buffering Effect of Self-esteem and Mastery of Emotions*
The False Polarization Effect in Explanations of Attitudinal Behavior
We recommend writing each as you read the article during the course. You must submit them all in one document at the bottom of this page.

Formatting & Sources
Please write your paper in APA format. You may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least one other source and cite it/them using APA format for each individual response.

Primary sources include peer-reviewed journal articles describing original research and experimentation. They can also be first-hand accounts such as interviews, speeches, statements, and press releases. Secondary sources include reviews or compilations of studies.

Both types of sources can be found in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Psychology and Brain Studies. You may use sources like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and the American Psychological Association to find articles from these journals. Valid sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)