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This is a TEAM paper on Vandalism and my part is … Introduction and the first bullet … Analyze the situation from the perspective of the individual’s social, cultural, and spiritual influences and his or her ethics.
We must refrain from inserting our own judgments and opinions. We agreed 600 words total for each team member is adequate.
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.
Prepare at minimum a 1,250 word paper (no maximum) in which analyze your identified situation. In your analysis, be sure to 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. (MY PART and introduction)
◦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.
•Any assignment that has more than 15% of the paper quoted (properly or improperly) will be subject to a point deduction or discipline action in the case of intentional plagiarism. You may run your paper through the UoPX Plagiarism Detector to ensure compliance.
•Be sure that you view the rubric for a more thorough discussion of paper requirements.
•Please remember your paper is on cognitive dissonance – not the topic you’ve selected. Your research should be on cognitive dissonance as applied to your topic. A majority of your peer reviewed research should be on cognitive dissonance itself.
Please read the Helpful Hints and follow all paper details, including: ◦1250 words is a minimum for a “C” paper – all papers should be well more than 1050 words ◦You must use the textbook as part of your paper.
◦You must use exclusive library peer reviewed research – no old textbooks, no websites, no encyclopedias, no book reviews, no secondary sources, no dictionaries. Using these resources will result in failing grades.