Writing Assignment

Writing Assignment. Writing Assignment.

Help me study for my Psychology class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Sorry for short notice, but I totally forgot about this assignment and I need it done within the next 5 hours.

Our social psychology chapter touches on topics that are vitally important to each of us in our personal lives, and to our functioning as members of the many groups we use to define ourselves. There is little more pervasive and important in individual human functioning – and happiness – than our relationships. And on a broader scale we see everywhere how our divides confront us, whether by gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, politics, sports team… the list goes on.

I’ve chosen chapter subtopic that to my mind cuts to the core: Understanding Others. It all starts here. There are two related subtopics: stereotyping and attributions.

Here is a brief overview; details follow. In this assignment you will explain and then apply to an example of your choosing the concept of attribution and the “fundamental attribution error” (a.k.a. “correspondence bias” – a more opaque term). The application exercise will draw from your own experience; this is an exercise we will repeat over the semester. Then you will examine what makes this error more likely.

This assignment taps the following learning objectives as outlined in the syllabus:

    • Ethical and Social Responsibility
    • Foundational Knowledge
    • Application to the Real World
    • Ethical and Social Responsibility in a DiverseWorld



  • Use this header to title this section: Attributions and Related Errors.
  • In the first paragraph in this section, subtitled “Definitions“:
    • Define in your own words “Attributions” and the “Fundamental Attribution Error” (including dispositional and situational attributions).
  • In the second paragraph in this section, subtitled “Application“:
    • Provide your own example illustrating this attribution error as applied (as it usually is) to another person (not to the self).
      • Your example may be personal, but it needn’t be. There’s plenty in the public sphere to draw from.
      • Choose an example that demonstrates an important failure to understand another.
  • In the third (and, as needed, a fourth) paragraph in this section, subtitled “Reasons for the Error
      • Explore reasons this error may have occurred.
        • Consider the covariation model and apply as it fits.
        • Consider other personal factors that may have led to the error.
          • For example: could physical or emotional state have contributed? Beliefs, attitudes, history? Something else? How?
          • Note that our text doesn’t go into this much. Free-ranging speculation is encouraged.
  • In a final paragraph or two, subtitled “Why this Matters
      • Make a case for why this topic matters for practical and ethical human functioning. Consider:
        • Interpersonal functioning – the individual level. Illustrate with specific detail.
        • The broader social sphere – how we interact with “out-group” members (by race, ethnicity, religion gender, etc.)

Rubric is attached:

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Writing Assignment 10

Writing Assignment 10. Writing Assignment 10.

For your last writing assignment, I want you to pick an idea, theory, or argument we covered this semester that challenged a view you held coming into the class. Explain the view you held and the idea that challenged it. I’m not looking for your mind to have necessarily changed, but you should explain how the idea challenged one of your previous views. You can find a list of the specific views we’ve covered below, or you can choose to write on a discussion day topic. Be sure to meet the minimum word requirement of 200 words and put your word count on the assignment. Topics:God: Teleological Argument, Ontological Argument, and Problem of EvilFree Will: Strawson’s Regress, Compatibilism, Libertarianism, Science and Free Will, and Moral LuckEthics: Rawls’ Theory of Justice, Nozick’s Libertarianism, Ethical Subjectivism, Divine Command Theory, Deontology, and UtilitarianismPersonal Identity: Dualism, Identity Theory, Memory Theory, and Body Theory[supanova_question]

Discussions' Responds

Discussions' Responds.

I need an explanation for this Environmental Science question to help me study.

I have to respond to 2 discussion, each respond should be a long paragraph.

this is the first discussion.

I have now found a category that I fit into. Sustainability is something that I have preached to my children since they can remember. This was also seared into my brain as a child from my parents. We have an obligation to make sure that our children’s children and their children have a place to call home, free of pollution and abundant with food and water.

Water scarcity is a real-life problem right now in today’s times. One example of many would be Californias Central Valley water shortage.

“California’s Central Valley is one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. Its high-value fruit, vegetable, and nut crops rely on surface water imports from a vast network of reservoirs and canals as well as groundwater, which has been substantially overdrafted to support irrigation. The region has undergone a shift to perennial (tree and vine) crops in recent decades, which has increased water demand amid a series of severe droughts and emerging regulations on groundwater pumping.” (Mall & Herman, 2019)

In this case, I believe that we need to find an alternate way of watering these plants. One way that I can think of would be the desalination of ocean water. There are three different methods of doing this: Thermal, Electrical, and Pressure. While all three of these methods work great for desalination, they still require energy to work. For example, Electrical desalination requires around 7 to 30 kW-h of energy per 1000 gallons of desalinated water. (Parise, 2019) While this would be great for conserving groundwater, this would be a tremendous strain on the energy sector. It would require a considerable amount of energy to do this and also use up a lot of gasoline. 1 gallon of gasoline holds about 33 kW-h which means it would take a little over 1 gallon of gas to desalinate 1,000 gallons of water. So you have to measure what is worse, the water shortage or the damage that fossil fules have on our planet. This is a perfect example of sustainable ethics. More research will need to be done in order to come up with a more sustainable way to desalinate water.


Mall, N., & Herman, J. (2019). Water shortage risks from perennial crop expansion in California’s Central Valley. Environmental Research Letters, 14(10), 104014. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab4035

Parise, T. (2019). Water Desalination. Retrieved 14 December 2019, from http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2011/ph240/parise2/

this is the second discussion.

We have finally reached the point when discussing different viewpoints concerning environmental ethics that we have found a thought process that might work well. Sustainability concerns itself with living and non living things and implores humans to consider their actions when utilizing a resource. The concept is simple, be careful and mindful of what you use because the resources we have are finite. One of the major pros of this viewpoint is that sustainability is concerned with the future of the planet and all species. In order to foster a sustainable and healthy planet moving forward, it is imperative that we care for all human and non human creatures as they all hold intergral places in their respective ecosystems.

Water is the bulding block of life and without it, the human race and the planet as a whole would perish. Water is another relatively finite resource that needs to be cared for and protected. It is not possible to really limit water consumption at the individual level as it is a basic human need for survival. However, on the individual level, people can be mindful of the water that they do use and ensure not to waste what they dont need. As far as the bigger picture, we need to protect the major natural resources of fresh water. As the worlds population continues to increase, the demand for water will rise. It might be a decent solution to look into desalination as a possible way of creating more fresh water. Whatever the solution is, this is a no fail mission. If there was a water shortage, the ramifications could be catastrophic.


Writing Assignment 10

Writing Assignment 10