Wk 3 Team – Analysis of Wrongdoing [due Mon]

Wk 3 Team – Analysis of Wrongdoing [due Mon]

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    In this assignment, you apply and integrate the concepts of attribution, attitude, behavior, and cognitive dissonance.

    Identify a situation in which an individual was persuaded into a decision to engage in behavior that violated social values, beliefs, attitudes, ethics, and/or morals, such as misrepresenting a product, underreporting income on taxes, falsifying services on a billing document, taking supplies from work, or engaging in vandalism.

    Write a 700-word paper in which you analyze your identified situation. Address the following items:

    • Analyze the situation from the perspective of the individual’s social, cultural, and spiritual influences and his or her ethics. Refrain from inserting your own judgments and opinions.
    • Discuss how attribution theory can be applied to the situation.
    • Describe the reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes.
    • Explain how the individual could have used cognitive dissonance theory to rationalize his or her behavior.
    • Cite at least 3 references.

      Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

      Note: When approaching Learning Team assignments, equal group work is required. Reference your Learning Team Charter for the details and guidance.

      Submit your assignment.


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