Annotated Bibliography Week Six Intervention Proposal

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Annotated Bibliography

Earlier this
week in the discussion forum, you reviewed several scenarios
and discussed one or two studies that you would be interested in using for the
Week Six Intervention Proposal. You should now make your final decision
regarding which case study you would like use to create your Intervention
Proposal and begin doing your research. As part of that research, this week you
will be creating an annotated bibliography of seven to eight peer-reviewed,
contemporary articles (published within the past 10 years) from the Ashford
University Library. For each article, provide a brief annotation (approximately
150 words).

Remember, you are not writing an abstract; you are writing an annotation. The
annotation should be a scholarly evaluation of article. Explain why you think
this article is important and address any potential ethical concerns with
research. In essence, each annotation is like a mini article critique.

Your research should cast a wide net and the articles should represent
different sides of the research (approximately a 50-50 split). As you do your
research, it is good to keep an open mind to ensure you do not miss something
important. While there is no set page requirement for this bibliography, it
should be approximately four to five pages in length and be formatted according
to APA-style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an
external site.)Links to an external site.
. For additional guidance
on how to format and what to include in your Annotated Bibliography, view the Sample
Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

from the Ashford Writing Center.

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for
Intervention Proposal Scenario One: Scientist vs. Practitioner Decision Making
Gap

D.C., a 30 year old woman, has recently accused her father
of sexually abusing her as a child. She claims to have had no recollection of
the abuse until she remembered it during a therapy session with a clinical
psychologist last year. As a result of D.C.’s accusation her father, Michael,
was arrested and is about to stand trial for this crime. Michael’s defense
attorney plans to call a social psychology expert who specializes in clinical
versus actuarial decision making. The expert will testify that clinical
opinions rendered by mental health practitioners are mere hypotheses based on
little or no empirical evidence. The expert will further testify that research
shows that repressed/recovered memories are unreliable and generally false
memories. Therefore, the belief in the existence of repressed/recovered traumatic
memories may be the result of belief perseverance, illusory correlation,
hindsight bias and overconfidence, and selfconfirming diagnoses.

The prosecution will call a psychology expert who
specializes as a mental health practitioner. This expert will testify that
victims of trauma may repress painful memories and are able to recover them
accurately at a later date. This expert will further testify that clinical
training and clinical intuition supersede scientific evidence in this context
because s/he believes there are “alternate ways of knowing.”

The judge cannot determine which expert’s testimony is
correct. The heart of the judge’s concern is the extent to which clinical
opinions may be unreliable. If the defense expert is correct that clinical
intuition is pseudoscientific at best then the claims of recovered memories are
suspicious. However, if the prosecution expert is correct, then the judge must
allow jurors to hear the mental health practitioner’s testimony on
repressed/recovered memories.

The judge has appointed you, an applied social psychology
expert, to review the scientific literature on the reliability and validity of
clinical versus actuarial (statistical) judgments, on clinical
repressed/recovered memory, as well research on belief perseverance, illusory
correlation, hindsight bias, overconfidence, and self-confirming diagnoses to
advise the Court in this regard.The
Court needs you to provide a scholarly analysis of the scientific,
peer-reviewed literature on these topics. You must also render a professional
opinion regarding your conclusion

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for Intervention
Proposal as to which expert’s testimony is true and accurate. Your opinion
should be based on the scientific, peer-reviewed research that you reviewed.
The following peer-reviewed journal articles are a good place to start to
familiarize yourself with the decision making controversy between mental health
practitioners and social (experimental) psychologists.

Magnussen, S., & Melinder, A. (2012). What psychologists
know and believe about memory: A survey of practitioners. Applied Cognitive
Psychology, 26(1), 54-60. doi:10.1002/acp.1795. Retrieved from the Academic
Search Complete database through the ashford University Library.

Patihis, L., Ho, L. Y., Tingen, I. W., Lilienfeld, S. O.,
& Loftus, E. F. (2014). Are the “memory wars” over? A
scientist-practitioner gap in beliefs about repressed memory. Psychological
Science, 25, 519-530. doi: 10.1177/0956797613510718

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for
Intervention Proposal Scenario Two: Police Interrogations and False Confessions
On August 1, 1988, Tanner Martin
awoke to find both of his parents unconscious and bloody in the family home.
Tanner, 17 years old at the time, called police who immediately suspected him
of harming his parents. They took him to the police station, administered a
polygraph examination, and interrogated him for 15 hours. After 15 hours of
intense interrogation, the police told Tanner that he failed the polygraph.
They also told him that his father had regained consciousness and reported that
Tanner bludgeoned him and his wife. Tanner denied any recollection of
committing such a heinous act. However, he stated that he has never known his
father to tell a lie. Tanner believed he must be guilty of the crime and
confessed that he bludgeoned his parents.

At trial, Tanner’s attorney found out that the police lied
to Tanner. Tanner actually passed the polygraph examination and both of
Tanner’s parents were deceased when police arrived at the scene of the crime.
Therefore, Mr. Martin never made a statement of Tanner’s guilt. The judge ruled
that police are allowed to lie to suspects about such things. The jury heard
Tanner’s confession and rendered a unanimous verdict of guilty. The judge
sentenced Tanner to 50 years to life in prison.

Tanner appealed his conviction immediately. However, it was
not until DNA evidence found at the scene was finally tested and unequivocally
cleared him that his conviction was vacated and he was released from prison in
2013. The DNA belonged to Mr. Martin’s business partner who had embezzled
$500,000 from their company and faked his own death five days after the
Martins’ murder.

This situation has been very embarrassing and citizens’
trust in the police chief and mayor has plummeted as a result. They want to
make sure something similar never happens again. The police chief now has a
clear understanding that 25% of wrongful convictions in the United States are
the direct result of false confession. Therefore, the police chief has reached
out to you, an expert in the social psychology of police interrogation tactics
and false confessions, to understand how it is that officers elicit false
confessions and why people confess to crimes they did not commit.

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for Intervention
Proposal The police chief has retained you, an applied social psychology
expert, to provide a scholarly analysis of the scientific, peer-reviewed
literature on the factors related to false confessions such as confirmation
bias, obedience to authority, compliance, social influence, and (interrogative)
suggestibility. You must also render a professional opinion regarding your
conclusion as to where police erred and what they should avoid doing in the
future. Your opinion should be based on the scientific, peer-reviewed social
psychology research that you reviewed. The following peer-reviewed journal
articles are a good place to start to familiarize yourself with the social
psychology of false confessions.

Gudjonssen, G.H. & Pearse, J. (2011). Suspect interviews
and false confessions.Current
Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 33-37.

Kassin, S. M. (2012, April 30). Why Confessions Trump
Innocence. American Psychologist, Advance online publication. doi:
10.1037/a0028212

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for
Intervention Proposal Scenario Three: The Psychology of Disaster Preparedness

In September 2003 a Category Two hurricane made landfall in
a town that was ill prepared for such a natural disaster. The hurricane claimed
over 100 lives and caused approximately $1.4 billion in damages. This large
American city had not experienced a natural disaster of this proportion for
more than 100 years. Therefore, none of the current citizens had any personal
knowledge of exactly what preparations might be in order to survive such an
event. In the wake of the storm prosocial (helping) behaviors to aid hurricane
victims were at an all-time high. Unfortunately, many lives were lost as a
direct result of the lack of pre-disaster preparedness on the part of the
citizens residing in the affected city.

Local and federal emergency management agencies have
researched extensively what went wrong with their disaster response plans.
Findings show that they were adequately prepared to respond to a disaster once
it happened but that they were seriously lacking in preparing citizens to take
seriously the possibility that disaster could strike at any time. In fact, in
the days leading up to the approaching storm, many warnings were issued to the
public to take precautions up to and including evacuation. However, public
perception appeared to be that the media and local leaders were exaggerating
the level of imminent danger. A recent national survey shows that even in light
of this disaster and the widespread publicity it received, Americans are no
more prepared for this type of catastrophe than they were in 2003 (FEMA,
2006).

These results are worrisome to federal and local
authorities, and to disaster preparedness teams who attempt to warn the public
of impending danger. The frustration lies in the fact that tactical plans for
responding are well implemented, practiced, and executed successfully when
disaster strikes. However, persuading the public to take seriously their
personal responsibility has been amassive failure. Officials now realize that they need the advice of an
applied social psychology expert to help them implement social marketing to
raise public awareness of the need for disaster preparedness.

FEMA has retained you, an applied social psychology expert,
to provide a scholarly analysis of the scientific, peer-reviewed literature on
the factors related to attitude and behavior change such as risk perception,
persuasion theories, persuasion techniques, motivation, and self-efficacy. You

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for Intervention
Proposal must also render a professional opinion regarding your conclusion as
to what FEMA officials can do to elicit greater public trust and participation
in pre-disaster preparation particularly in towns where natural disasters are
not likely to occur. Your opinion should be based on the scientific,
peer-reviewed social psychology research that you reviewed. The following
peer-reviewed journal articles are a good place to start to familiarize
yourself with the social psychology of disaster preparedness.

Citizen Corps (2006). Citizen corps personal behavior change
model for disaster preparedness. Department of Homeland Security, Federal
Emergency Management Agency. Retrieved from
https://www.citizencorps.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/re…

Gantt, P., & Gantt, R. (2012). Disaster psychology:
Dispelling the myths of panic. Professional Safety, 42-49.

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for
Intervention Proposal Scenario Four: Attraction and Relationships

After being in a long-term relationship Alisha is suddenly
single again. In fact, it seems to Alisha that her professional and social
circle is becoming more and more populated with people who are in a similar
situation. Alisha often hears from her friends and acquaintances how difficult
dating can be and she has experienced this as well. The friends commiserate
often over the difficulty of dating and how hard it is to meet someone they are
attracted to that will lead to a long term relationship. Alisha and her friends
have used various methods of dating such as matchmaking websites and speed
dating but none of these have resulted in lasting, meaningful relationships.
Alisha thinks that part of the problem may be a lack of understanding of the
social psychology of attraction.

Alisha, an entrepreneur, has decided to start her own
matchmaking business. However, Alisha wants her business to be different from
other matchmaking companies. She wants to focus on highlighting the factors
that are likely to lead to meaningful intimate relationships rather than simple
physical attraction. Alisha is also considering whether meeting someone online
is the best approach for discovering lasting love. She acknowledges that it is
a popular approach but would also like to consider whether speed dating is a
more effective approach in terms of finding a mate. Alisha recognizes that she
is a talented businesswoman but does not know much about the social psychology
of dating, attraction, and relationships.

Before launching her new matchmaking business Alisha needs
to do some research on the science behind love and attraction. She wants to
know what factors lead us to like and love others, such as whether opposites
really do attract, and what factors contribute to enabling close relationships
as opposed to superficial attraction. Additionally, she needs to know whether
the best approach is an online dating service or a speed dating service.

Alisha has retained you, an applied social psychology
expert, to provide a scholarly analysis of the scientific, peer-reviewed
literature on the factors related to attraction and intimacy such as theories
of interpersonal attraction, similarity versus complementarity, Sternberg’s
Triangular Theory of Love, factors that enable intimacy, and the success of
internet/online dating versus speed dating. You must also render an opinion as
to whether Alisha’s business should be an online matchmaking service or focus
on speed dating, as well as what factors of attraction are

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for Intervention
Proposal likely to lead to close, lasting relationships. Your opinion should be
based on the scientific, peerreviewed social psychology research that you
reviewed. The following peer-reviewed journal articles are a good place to
start to familiarize yourself with the social psychology of interpersonal
attraction in the internet age.

Finkel, E.J., Eastwick, P.W., Karney, B.R., Reis, H.T.,
& Sprecher, S. (2012). Online dating: A critical analysis from the
perspective of psychological science. Psychological Science in the Public
Interest, 13, 3-66.

Riela, S., Rodriguez, G., Aron, A., Xu, X., Acevedo, B.P.
(2010). Experiences of falling in love: Investigating culture, ethnicity,
gender, and speed. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 473-493

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for
Intervention Proposal Scenario Five: Social Psychology of Bullying

Keisha Austin was born and raised in a predominantly white,
middle-class neighborhood in the Midwest. Keisha, a 19-year-old biracial woman,
was named by her mother who wanted Keisha to feel a connection to her African
American culture. Keisha’s mother felt that the name would help Keisha be
perceived as a strong black woman. However, after years of being mocked by
other kids because she had a stereotypically “black” name, Keisha has legally
changed her name to Kylie. The kids at school would crack jokes about whether
Keisha’s name was actually LaKeisha and whether her aspirations were to star in
a rap music video. Keisha grew tired of being the target of stereotypes that
led to bullying and she changed her name to one that she felt sounded more
“white.”

This story made national news and was featured in the
Huffington Post on November 5, 2013. Educators and parents across the country
have read the story with great concern. Educators have witnessed many
situations in which students become the target of bullying. Their experiences
lead them to believe the bullying consists of more than physical aggression but
also includes verbal aggression as evidenced by Keisha’s story. There is also
the issue of aggression perpetrated online via “cyberbullying.” The educators
address immediately any physical aggression they witness on school property.
However, they have found that identifying and addressing acts of verbal
aggression to be more challenging. Now that they are aware of Keisha’s story,
they are more interested in identifying and implementing proactive means of
preventing bullying.

The superintendent of schools in your town has been elected
on a platform in which s/he promises to implement bullying prevention programs
in the schools. At a press conference, the superintendent commented that the
schools have many policies and practices in place for how to deal with bullies
after an incident has taken place, but believes the schools will be best served
by focusing on prevention. The superintendent recognizes that in order to
design prevention programs, s/he needs to have a comprehensive understanding of
the factors that lead to prejudice, stereotypes, ostracism, and bullying.

The superintendent has retained you, an applied social
psychology expert, to provide a scholarly analysis of the scientific,
peer-reviewed literature on the factors related to bullying such as

PSY610: Applied Social Psychology Scenarios for Intervention
Proposal prejudice and stereotyping, social influence, conformity, ostracism,
and aggression. You must also render a professional opinion regarding your
conclusion as to what the schools can do to change the culture of bullying.
Your opinion should be based on the scientific, peer-reviewed social psychology
research that you reviewed. The following peer-reviewed journal articles are a
good place to start to familiarize yourself with the social psychology of
bullying.

Cassidy, W., Faucher, C., & Jackson, M. (2013).
Cyberbullying among youth: A comprehensive review of current international
research and its implications and application to policy and practice. School
Psychology International, 34, 575-612.

Georgiou, S.N., & Fanti, K.A. (2010). A transactional
model of bullying and victimization. Social Psychology of Education, 13,
295-311.

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