Jared's Date-Preparation Behavior

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Assignment 1 1. Identify at least two (2) social psychology perspectives that could be used to interpret Jared’s date-preparation behavior. 2. Provide a brief explanation of his behavior based on each of the two (2) perspectives you identify. As per my opinion, Jared is said to have a social cognitive perspective and that because he got ready, he selected clothes that he thought flattered his body the most and showed his good taste, he wanted to portray in front of his date that he is not feminine and overpowering. The Social cognitive perspective establishes the behavioral theories and also demonstrates that the cognitive process of an individual influences and is also influenced by the behavioral associations. This behavior can be understood…show more content…
That day I had come home at around 7am and did not sleep at all. I got ready for going to work and had arrived quite early, making an attempt to clean up the paperwork that I needed to present in the best way that I could. My employer had accepted it, but in a joking way, he referred to my work that it was appearing as great as the tequila shots that I might have had taken the night before. The second situation where I had applied self-handicapping was the time where I had been volunteering at my son’s school for the practice of soccer and was driving all the kids to and fro practice and by the end of the year of the school, I got really tired of driving far distances for those children whose mothers at the last minutes failed to notify me of the fact that their children were not able to go for practice, which used to make me drive miles and thereby wasting my gas. So in response to it, I had chosen a self-handicapping strategy of not picking up their children towards the end of the year by making an excuse that the starter of my car had went out, and my car was in the shop for…show more content…
My parents had always regarded career as doctors to be of higher social and economic status, and they have passed on these "values" to me also since I was a child. Buy my life did not turn out as what they had expected, as I became a single mother of three children when I was just 24. I decided to complete my college and adopted the mindset of an over achiever and decided to become a major in biology to complete my bachelor’s degree which could be accepted in a prestigious medical school. Managing the school along with my growing family had become very difficult. Eventually, I had to drop out after a period of 3 years. I was full of agony afterward. A positive example of when I succumbed to conformity and followed the crowd would be the time when we had a community yard sale, and the director of the community asked if there were any volunteers who will be donating 50% of their sales towards the Red Cross for a cause of recent disaster relief. After agreeing by some of my neighbors, I had also agreed and felt great. The difference in succumbing to obedience and conformity is that conformity generally occurs within a group of people and changes their attitudes as well as beliefs to match to those of others within that group. Obedience, on the other hand, is the act of following the orders without even questioning as they come from a legitimate
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