Learning Plan 8 Social Psychology

My Habit is shopping, over spending Assignments LP8 Assignment: Different Perspectives Directions In LP 4 you identified a habit you wish you did not have. You also wrote about how you acquired the habit and any possible attempts to stop the habit. You then explored how to extinguish this habit using the principles of operant conditioning. Reread your essay from that assignment. In this assignment you will assess the acquisition and maintenance of your habit using the following four psychological perspectives: Humanistic Psychodynamic Neuroscience Cognitive You will be expected to describe why you developed this habit, what purpose having this habit serves in your life, and how you will break this habit – according to each perspective. You will need to use at least 3 concepts from each perspective to support your answer. Here’s an example of an answer for this assignment. Please note that this example is not fully developed; it is intended to provide you with an overall direction for this assignment. Example Identified habit: Nervous laughter in inappropriate times Why this habit developed and how is it reinforced: Behavioral (from LP4 Assignment): behavior was positively reinforced with gaining attention from the mother whenever nervous laughter was displayed. Humanistic: esteem needs are not being met, feeling insignificant around other people, attempt to fulfill belonging needs Psychodynamic: unconscious need for attention, superego’s reaction when uncomfortable with conversation, defense mechanism Neuroscience: family trait (heritability), mother and sister exhibit same behavior Cognitive: interpret nervous laughter as exhibiting happy/fun personality traits instead of annoying, interpret the attention gained from nervous laughter as showing acceptance with others Type your responses in a Word document and submit it to your instructor via the dropbox “LP8 Assignment: Different Perspectives.” This assignment is worth 150 points and will be graded according to the following scoring guide. Rating Scale Work meets or exceeds criterion at a high level of competence. Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions. Criterion partially met, but one or more important concepts/skills are missing or flawed. Work reflects an attempt to meet criterion, but significant misunderstandings/misconceptions are apparent. Criterion not met or work is absent. Criteria Using the humanistic perspective, the student has described why he/she developed this habit, what purpose this habit serves in his/her life, and how he/she will break this habit. Using the psychodynamic perspective, the student has described why he/she developed this habit, what purpose this habit serves in his/her life, and how he/she will break this habit. Using the neuroscience perspective, the student has described why he/she developed this habit, what purpose this habit serves in his/her life, and how he/she will break this habit. Using the cognitive perspective, the student has described why he/she developed this habit, what purpose this habit serves in his/her life, and how he/she will break this habit. Essay is well-organized and well-developed; key points are supported with research. Essay reflects proper word choice, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation.

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