Discussion Board unit 2 Social Psychology

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 Social Perception
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 200250 words
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Primary Response is due by Thursday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Saturday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:

Social psychology studies how your beliefs and assumptions can impact your own behavior and the behavior of those around you. A self-fulfilling prophecy occurs when your expectations cause you to unconsciously act in a way to bring out behaviors that confirm these expectations. When you believe something about yourself, you are more likely to act in ways that align with those beliefs. This can be observed in your interactions with others as well. You may act in ways that confirm assumptions. This, in turn, reinforces your beliefs about others.

Here is one example: Imagine a student who constantly doubts their ability to do well in school. They may avoid putting time and effort into their work. Their belief about themselves drives their behavior. Now, think about a student with the same academic potential but with a positive belief system and confidence in their ability. They may work harder and put more effort into their studies because they believe that they can be successful.

Watch the following video to learn more about self-fulfilling prophecies:

  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Think about a situation when your beliefs or attitudes about yourself had a negative or positive impact on your behaviors. Respond to the following:

  • How did your beliefs or attitudes shape your behavior?
  • What does the idea of self-fulfilling prophecy teach you about how you can use your attitude or beliefs to impact your behaviors?


Practical Psychology. (2021, March 23). Self-fulfilling prophecy (definitions + examples) [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy7CptLHiV0

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 50100-word reply about their Primary Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following question:

  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Rubric

Expectation Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Application of Learning Material Content: Post demonstrates understanding of Learning Material content.


Application of Course Knowledge: Post contributes unique perspectives or insights gleaned from personal experience or examples from discipline.


DB Responses: Responds substantively to two posts. Responses encourage interaction in the Discussion Board and classroom community.


Organization: Post presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.


Professional Language: Posts contain accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors. (APA formatting is not required.)


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