Intergroup Cognition and Emotions Theories
Assignment: Intergroup Cognition and Emotions Theories Two main theories detailing the complicated relationship between group identification and intergroup relations include the intergroup threat theory and the theory of intergroup emotions. Each theory provides varying explanations as to when and why prejudiced behaviour may occur. As you read about these theories, pay special attention to the role of emotion in each theory. For this Application Assignment, select a current event depicting gender, race, age, sexual preference, or prejudice, and consider how the two theories listed above pertain to the current event you selected. The assignment (5–7 pages) Select a current event that demonstrates gender, race, age, sexual preference, or prejudice. Explain how the intergroup threat theory and the theory of the intergroup emotions would interpret the event. Explain the key tenets of each theory as the foundation for intergroup relationships as applied to the current event you selected. Explain the role of emotion in each theory and explain how it pertains to the current event you selected. Explain three ways to reduce intergroup bias and prejudice with regard to the current event you selected. Be specific and use the current literature to support your response. Remember to provide an APA formatted reference list for all resources used in this assignment. While you are encouraged to use supplemental resources in addition to any course resources listed for this week, be sure to use the weekly learning resources before finding supplemental ones. By Day 7 Submit your assignment by Day 7. Submission and Grading Information To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following: Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK10Assgn+last name+first initial. (extension)” as the name. Click the Week 10 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment. Click the Week 10 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area. Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK10Assgn+last name+first initial. (extension)” and click Open. If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database. Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.