Db 1 explaining behavior from different perspectives

 

For this Discussion, you will explore social psychology, personality psychology, and sociology in their approaches to explaining behavior. Consider the following scenario of Jason:

    Jason is a college student accused of making and distributing methamphetamine. If charged and convicted, Jason’s dreams of medical school would be dashed. How would a social psychologist explain Jason’s behavior and his decision to take this risk?

Post an explanation of Jason’s behavior from the perspective of a social psychologist. Support your explanation with references to social psychology theory and research. 

https://www.learner.org/series/discovering-psychology/the-power-of-the-situation/ 

Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., Akert, R. M., & Sommers, S. R. (Eds.) (2019). Social Psychology (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

 Haney, C., Banks, W. C., & Zimbardo, P. G. (1973). Interpersonal dynamics in a simulated prison. International Journal of Criminology and Penology, 1, 69-97. 

  • Chapter 1, “Introducing Social Psychology” 

 Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the social psychology theory and research. 

 Use proper APA format and citations, including those in the Learning Resources. 

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