Discussion Instructions

2 questions posed for self. At least 200 words. The student must then post two replies of at least 100 words will be provided at initial post. For each thread, you must support your answers to the first question with at least 2 unique academic citations in APA format, and your answers to the second question with at least 2 unique Scripture verses in APA format. Acceptable sources include the textbook, the Bible, etc.

Textbooks used:

Chadee, D. (2022). Theories in social psychology (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9781119627883.

Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2021). Social psychology (11th ed). Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9780357122846

· Culture & the Self-Concept

Question 1: I want you to think about culture and self-concept. How has your culture affected your self-concept? Within that same culture you just described, are some people more individualistic than others? Are people more collectivistic in some situations than in others?

Question 2: What biblical principle(s) apply in the above scenario?

· Mob Scenes & Deindividuation

Question 1: Large diffuse crowds often turn to violence and property damage. One explanation of this phenomenon offered in the book is that in a crowd, people experience a sense of deindividuation—a sense that they are not accountable for their own actions—and it is this deindividuation that accounts for the violent turn of events. Yet many large diffuse crowds rarely if ever turn violent—like the crowds going to work in most large cities. What makes some crowds turn violent while others don't? List several explanations for this discrepancy. 

Question 2: What biblical principle(s) apply in the above scenario? 

· Driving While Hostile

Question 1: In a survey cited in the journal New Scientist (Byrne, 2000), one-sixth of drivers who described themselves as generally being mild-mannered in temperament admitted to often feeling angry when behind the wheel of their vehicles.
In what ways does driving in traffic differ from walking on a crowded sidewalk? What social-psychological factors might account for automobiles provoking negative emotions?

Question 2: What biblical principle(s) apply in the above scenario? 

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