Unit III Essay
This assignment is divided into parts, so it is suggested that you begin working on it in advance.
Find a popular press article or journal article in which someone argues a point that you disagree with. Write a paragraph agreeing with this person. Allow one day before moving on to the next part.
Make sure at least one day has passed since writing the first paragraph. Now, write another paragraph disagreeing with the person. You will include both of these paragraphs in your essay.
Discuss the differences between your arguments from the first paragraph (in which you agree) and the second paragraph (in which you disagree). Elaborate on whether you think that your opinion has changed on this topic, particularly thinking about your initial thoughts on the topic before you wrote either paragraph. In your discussion, incorporate research on cognitive dissonance from your textbook or another resource.
Your response should be at least two pages in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Course Textbook: Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2013). Social psychology (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
See the attached file for Grading Rubric.