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Critically examine the contribution of cognitive psychology theoretical approaches to our understanding of racism

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Critically examine the contribution of cognitive psychology theoretical approaches to our understanding of racism

1.    Essay title (Critically examine the contribution of cognitive psychology theoretical approaches to our understanding of racism" 

1)    Essay structure

  • Introduction (312 words)
  • Thesis (50 Words)
  • Roadmap (224)
  • 4 positive and negative points (findings) given by authors OR scholars each (313 words) 1st point +(for) by author, (against) 2nd –  by author, 3rd +(for) by author, 4th (against) by author. Which 4x313 = 1252 words.
  • An anti-thesis of the findings in other terms a critical discussion of (350 words).
  • Finally, conclusion (312 words) however a summarised conclusion should be included in the introduction. Therefore, the introduction and conclusion should be linked.

 

2)      Use the following theory: schemata theory which was by Jean piaget

http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html the following link facilitates the understanding of racism or knowledge process.

 

The assessment criteria:

 

  • The essay should address the question or title; follow a structured and signposted sequence; demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature; present an analysis and evaluation of the ideas and theories discussed; reveal internal integration and coherence; use references and examples to support the claims and arguments made; provide detailed references and sources in the bibliography or reference section; be written in good and grammatically correct English. Differences within the range are usually attributable to differences in the quality of analysis and evaluation and internal integration and coherence
  • • addresses all the requirements of the question given, within the stated word limits • shows ample evidence of having read and understood relevant text(s) • engages with the work of commentators’ and critics’ • provides a full and accurate account of theories, arguments and concepts • shows evidence of creative reflection and argumentation • demonstrates the ability to identify problems, discuss issues, and weigh up criticisms • presents a balanced and mature conclusion • follows a clear and logically sequenced structure with beginning, middle and end • uses clear, correct English • is fully and accurately referenced and includes a full bibliography

list of readings:


 

  • Anderson, J.R., Cognitive Psychology and its Implications, New York: Freeman, 1995.
  • Erisen, C., Lodge, M. and Taber, C. S. (2012), Affective Contagion in Effortful Political Thinking. Political Psychology here
  • Hutchins, E., In Search of Navigators, New York: Wiley, 1987
  • Lakof, G. (2009) The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist`s Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics, London: Penguin
  • Nye, J.L., Brower, A.M. (eds.), What’s Social About Social Cognition? Research on Socially Shared Cognition in Small Groups, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1996: 311–323
  • McGraw, K.M., ‘Contributions of the Cognitive Approach to Political Psychology’, Political Psychology, 2000, 21/4: 805–832.
  • Augoustinos, Martha, Iain Walker, and NgaireDonaghue. Social Cognition An Integrated Introduction. Los Angeles: Sage, 2014. pp.15-25
  • Adams, G. B., Balfour, D. L., Reed, G. E. (2006), ‘Abu Ghraib, Administrative Evil, and Moral Inversion: The Value of “Putting Cruelty First”.’ Public Administration Review, 66: 680–693.doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00633.x
  • Baron-Cohen, S., The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty, Basic Books (2011)
  • Cohen, S., States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering, Oxford: Polity, 2000.
  • Darley, J.M., ‘Social Organisation for the Production of Evil,’ in J.T.Jost & J. Sidanius (eds.), Political Psychology: Key Readings in Social Psychology, New York: Psychology Press, 2004.
  • Eckstein, H., ‘Theoretical Approaches to Explaining Collective Political Violence,’ in J.T. Jost & J. Sidanius (eds.), Political Psychology: Key Readings in Social Psychology, New York: Psychology Press, 2004.
  • Haslam, N., ‘Dehumanization: An Integrative Review,’ Personality & Social Psych. Review, 2006, 10/3: 252–264.
  • Livingstone-Smith, D., ‘Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others,’ St. Martin`s Press (2011)
  • Mayes, G.R., ‘Naturalizing cruelty, Biology & Philosophy,’ 2009, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 21-34 here

 

 

 


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