Instructions: Answer ONE question from the list below.
Word Limit: 1,500 words. This includes references cited in the text, but excludes the title page and the
reference section at the end.
- “Not seeing race does little to deconstruct racist structures or materially improve the conditions which
people of colour are subject to daily. In order to dismantle unjust, racist structures, we must see race.”
(Eddo-Lodge, 2017, p. 43; Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race). Reflect on what you
have learned in Social Psychology and Individual Differences that can help you understand the
prevalence of systemic prejudice and institutional discrimination, and how we can dismantle these
structures. Please outline an example of institutional discrimination within a field, system, or practice.
What are some recommendations that you could make to contribute to dismantling systems which are
broken and racist based on your learning and experiences?
- “In the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Donald Trump in 2016 and media
mogul Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, women from all over the world have begun to speak out on
social media and other public spaces, declaring #MeToo and #TimesUp on this issue” (Collier &
Ranney, 2018). These movements gained worldwide attention and led to conversations about issues
such as sexual harassment and sexism. Reflect on what you have learned in Social Psychology and
Individual differences and discuss potential factors that help to reinforce sexist beliefs and practices.
What are some recommendations that you could make that could reduce sexist beliefs based on your
learning and experiences?
- There is rampant political polarisation on many crucial issues in the UK and the world. Opinions on
issues like climate change, racial justice, and even adequate responses to the unfolding COVID-19
pandemic cleave starkly along partisan lines. Polling and voting data suggest that this polarisation is, if
anything, increasing over time; for example, polarisation in the UK has increased over attitudes towards
Brexit, with 44% of the electorate reporting that they very strongly identify with their side of the Brexit
vote (Duffy et al., 2019). Reflect on what you have learned in both Social Psychology and Individual
Differences about 1) which psychological phenomena might generate polarisation in the first place; 2)
which psychological phenomena either stabilise or increase polarisation on key issues; and 3) which
psychological phenomena might be engaged to reduce political polarisation. Use what you have learned
in these study blocks to describe and diagnose partisan polarisation, and then suggest psychologicallyinformed solutions.
- Font size: 12pt
- Font type: Arial, Calibri, Garamond, Time New Roman or similar clearly legible font type
- Line spacing: Double spaced
- Include page numbers
- Include Title page (with Assessment Block ID and title, Word count, and student ID)
- Include Reference List (at the end, starting on a separate page)
- Document Format Allowed: .pdf
Type of service: Academic Paper Writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Number of Sources: 5
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper Format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English