AT LEAST 2 PEER REVIEWED SOURCES PER DISCUSSION…SEPARATE EACH DISCUSSION ANSWER
Health and Stress
Select a topic related to any area of social psychology that might involve or be complicated by health or stress issues. Analyze recent research in the area, being particularly careful to evaluate the role of sociability as it may relate to these issues, and describe how you could apply the information to your current or future professional situation.
Improving Arrests and Convictions
Consider the sobering conclusions in the following readings from Study 1:
- Kassin and Kiechel’s “The Social Psychology of False Confessions: Compliance, Internalization and Confabulation.”
- Eberhardt, Davies, Purdie-Vaughns, and Johnson’s “Looking Deathworthy: Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital-Sentencing Outcomes.”
Then propose a single plan to either:
- Minimize false confessions.
- Minimize current racially biased death-penalty patterns in the judicial system.
Choose one of these two options. Be sure to support your conclusions with effective research from the literature.