Myers, D.G., & Twenge, J.M. (2012). Social Psychology (11th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. 

Assignment:  Book

Myers, D.G., & Twenge, J.M. (2012). Social Psychology (11th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

  1. Read Chapter 4 in the textbook.
  2. Select and read one of the journal articles below or search through your own through Northwest’s online Datasbases.
    1. Festinger, L., & Carlsmith, J. M. (1959). Cognitive consequences of forced compliance. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 58(2), 203-210. doi:10.1037/h0041593
    2. Joule, R. (1991). Double forced compliance: A new paradigm in cognitive dissonance theory. The Journal of Social Psychology, 131(6), 839-845. doi:10.1080/00224545.1991.9924671
    3. Chiou, W., & Wan, C. (2007). Using cognitive dissonance to induce adolescents’ escaping from the claw of online gaming: The roles of personal responsibility and justification of cost. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 10(5), 663-670. doi:10.1089/cpb.2007.9972
    4. Gibbons, F. X., Eggleston, T. J., & Benthin, A. C. (1997). Cognitive reactions to smoking relapse: The reciprocal relation between dissonance and self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72(1), 184-195. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.72.1.184
  3. Write a brief review of the chosen journal article, include the following details:
    1. Identify the hypothesis/es for the study.
    2. Summarize the methods and results.
  4. Discuss your opinion of this article. What did you think about the findings? What were potential limitations?
  5. Integrate concepts within Chapter 4 of the textbook into your paper that relate to the topic.


  • Paper length should be approximately 2-3 pages in length (approximately 500- 750 words).
  • Use APA style, including a cover page and reference page (not included in page length)
  • Introductory paragraph, setting forth a clear statement of your assignment.
  • Conclusion, a concise paragraph that reaffirms your assignment.
  • Cite a minimum of 2 sources (APA). Include the textbook as one of the sources.  Be sure to cite the article you chose from above.

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