How Groupthink Rules What We Like

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Instructions:

The assignment must be a minimum of two pages typed and include an additional works cited page in APA format. A 12-point font, double spacing, and 1-inch margins should be used. The heading at the top of the first page must be single-spaced and should include your name, date, and topic. Be sure that you fully respond to ALL of the questions and prompts mentioned below. Your response should be well organized and written in a scholarly manner, which includes proofreading your work and proper use of APA citations.

Assignment:

With the understanding of how groups and interactions impact our daily lives from the textbook, please read “How Groupthink Rules What We Like” (Links to an external site.) and respond to the questions below. Be sure to cite specific terms and ideas from both the article and the textbook in your discussion of the questions below.

  • How are we as individuals influenced by what is popular?
  • Choose three items(books, movies, clothing, shoes, etc.)/ideas (political candidate, philosophy, etc.)  that you have liked in the past year that may have only been due to their popularity.  What or whom influenced you to like those items/ideas?  Do you still like those items/ideas as much now as when you were first introduced to them, or do you like them more or less now?
  • What does current research say about Groupthink?  How will this impact your future decisions about what to like or purchase?

Grading Considerations:

• Responding to all parts of the assignment completely

• Responses are well thought out and insightful

• Present material in an organized fashion

• Clearly proofed for spelling/grammar

• Completed assignment on time

Rubric

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Reaction Paper 2 Rubric (1)

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGroupthink
15 ptsExcellent

Student clearly articulates the concept of a groupthink and identifies relevant examples from the text and article to illustrate the concept

8 ptsGood

Student articulates the concept of a groupthink, but some examples are vaguely discussed

4 ptsSatisfactory

Student quotes the definition of groupthink, offers an incorrect definition, or does not define a groupthink;

0 ptsWeak or Missing

Student does not elaborate or uses incorrect examples

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInfluence of Socilization – Example 1
12 ptsExcellent

Student clearly defines and illustrates concept of groupthink; student offers unique insight and demonstrates engagement with course concepts

10 ptsVery Good

Student’s discussion of concept and examples are on the right track, discussion is at times underdeveloped

6 ptsGood

Student’s discussion of concept and examples are on the right track, but there are occasional errors or discussion is at times underdeveloped

0 ptsWeak or Missing

Students discussion of the concept and/or example is seriously flawed; Student does not demonstrate understanding/engagement with course materials

12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInfluence of Socilization – Example 2
12 ptsExcellent

Student clearly defines and illustrates concept using film materials; student offers unique insight and demonstrates engagement with course

10 ptsVery Good

Student’s discussion of concept and illustrations are on the right track, discussion is at times underdeveloped

6 ptsGood

Student’s discussion of concept and illustrations are on the right track, but there are occasional errors or discussion is at times underdeveloped

0 ptsWeak or Missing

Students discussion of the concept and/or illustrations is seriously flawed; Student does not demonstrate understanding/engagement with course materials

12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInfluence of Socilization – Example 3
12 ptsExcellent

Student clearly defines and illustrates concept using film materials; student offers unique insight and demonstrates engagement with course

10 ptsVery Good

Student’s discussion of concept and illustrations are on the right track, discussion is at times underdeveloped

6 ptsGood

Student’s discussion of concept and illustrations are on the right track, but there are occasional errors or discussion is at times underdeveloped

0 ptsWeak or Missing

Students discussion of the concept and/or illustrations is seriously flawed; Student does not demonstrate understanding/engagement with course materials

12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCurrent Research on Groupthink
14 ptsExcellent

Student clearly defines and illustrates concept using text book and article; student offers unique insight and demonstrates engagement with course terms

11 ptsVery Good

Student’s discussion of research and summary is on the right track, discussion is at times underdeveloped

7 ptsGood

Student’s discussion of concept and current research are on the right track, but there are occasional errors or discussion is at times underdeveloped

0 ptsWeak or Missing

Students discussion of the concept and/or illustrations is seriously flawed; Student does not demonstrate understanding/engagement with course materials

14 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeApplied Analysis
15 ptsExcellent

Student successfully defends her/his position on how groupthink will impact future purchases/beliefs

8 ptsGood

Student is somewhat convincing with supporting evidence from the text

4 ptsSatisfactory

Student is somewhat convincing with little or no support

0 ptsWeak or Missing

Student’s argument is unsuccessful

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOverall Writing
20 ptsExcellent

College-appropriate writing/very few errors

10 ptsGood

In need of some revision/editing

5 ptsSatisfactory

In need of multiple revisions in places

0 ptsWeak or Missing

Not college- appropriate writing

20 pts
Total Points: 100

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