|assignment is divided into three parts, so it is suggested that you begin working on it in advance. Pick a debatable issue that you tnk is important to address in society today (e.g., universal healthcare). Write a paragraph discussing why you care about and agree with the importance of ts issue, and why others should care about ts|
In ts assignment, you will assess how your attitudes and behaviors connect in order to understand how cognitive dissonance as a cognitive process can influence the way you tnk and what attitudes you hold. Ts assignment is divided into three parts, so it is suggested that you begin working on it in advance. Pick a debatable issue that you tnk is important to address in society today (e.g., universal healthcare). Write a paragraph discussing why you care about and agree with the importance of ts issue, and why others should care about ts issue as well. Allow one day before moving on to the next part. Make sure at least one day has passed since writing the first paragraph. Now, write another paragraph detailing what you personally do to promote ts viewpoint. What actions do you take to support ts cause? How have you specifically contributed to promoting ts issue in the recent past? You will include both of these paragraphs in your essay. To complete your essay, identify your chosen topic in an introductory section and include your paragraphs from Parts I and II. Then, reflect on your previous responses by addressing the following points. 1. Discuss the differences between your arguments from the first paragraph (in wch you show the importance of the topic) and the second paragraph (in wch you discuss how you personally act on your viewpoint). Are your attitudes about the importance of the issue reflected in your behaviors (i.e., is there dissonance between your attitudes and your behaviors)? How do you feel about the level of dissonance between your attitudes and behaviors? 2. Elaborate on whether you tnk that your opinion of the importance of ts topic has changed, particularly tnking about your initial thoughts on the topic before you wrote either paragraph. 3. Briefly describe how experiencing cognitive dissonance about a debatable issue may make a person more susceptible to social influence, such as conformity, from others who hold opposing opinions. Throughout your discussion, incorporate research on cognitive dissonance from your textbook or another resource to support your claims. Your response should be at least two pages in length, and you must use at least two sources as references. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Please format your paper and all citations in accordance with APA guidelines.