Revised Online Discussion Board #3 and #4
text book to read: Aronson, E. (2011). The social animal (11th ed.). New York, NY: Worth. 978-1429233415
Watch two film clips.
The first is a Ted Talk, Are We In Control of Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (17:26). https://youtu.be/9X68dm92HVI
The second is a YouTube video called Mindfulness Over Matter by Ellen Langer (22:20) https://youtu.be/4XQUJR4uIGM
Answer the following questions:
List four social cognitive principles (e.g., cognitive bias) or phenomena from Chapter 2 (Social Cognition) that tie into the topics that each of the speakers addressed.
Give an example of a public figure whose behavior highlights characteristics from Chapter 3 on cognitive dissonance (self-justification) and how. List three examples of specific behaviors illustrating potential cognitive dissonance along with context of those behaviors.
What insights can you gain about your own behavior based on film samples and chapter readings—give an example.
How would you use the content from these chapters in work with clients?
Paper on Ambiguity due
NOTE: If you are using an older text those chapters may be in different order. So be sure that you reference material on Social Cognition and Self-Justification.