For this assignment, you are required to write a two to three page paper on the key terms and definitions that we reviewed in class for Chapter 12 – Social Psychology. There will be four areas for you to address. Each of the following four areas will be worth 25 points, for a total of 100 points. When you think about the current political climate in the United States, and thinking about the pandemic that we are facing, how does attribution theory and fundamental attribution error relate to your understanding? Attitude is a belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a particular way to objects, people, and events. How does your attitude impact the following four areas of your life? Personal Loved One’s Family Work / School Cognitive Dissonance Theory is the theory that we act to reduce the discomfort (dissonance) we feel when two of our thoughts (cognitions) are inconsistent. For example, when our awareness of our attitudes and of our actions clash, we can reduce the resulting dissonance by changing our attitude. How does the cognitive dissonance theory relate to these four areas of your life? Dealing with Loved Ones Dealing with Family Dealing with Work Place Dealing with School Conformity is adjusting one’s behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard. How does conformity impact the following area of your life? Family Friends Children Religion You will be graded by how thoroughly you integrate these definitions into your responses.