Cognitive Dissonance, Social Attribution, and Learning and Instruction

Cognitive Dissonance, Social Attribution, and Learning and Instruction.

Applying theories to learning and instruction becomes problematic when theories contradict one another. For example, while cognitive dissonance theory asserts that beliefs and behaviors can influence attitudes, social attribution theory holds that people make causal inferences to explain others behaviors, actions, and mental states. In this assignment, you will contrast cognitive dissonance theory and social attribution theory, and you will consider how cognitive dissonance theory and attribution theory could be applied to improve learning and instruction. You will also consider the potential for personal worldview to countermand cognitive dissonance. General Requirements: Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment: This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least three in-text citation from each source be included. Directions: Write a paper (1,500-1,750 words) in which you contrast cognitive dissonance theory with attribution theory, consider how cognitive dissonance theory and attribution theory could be applied to improve learning and instruction, and consider the potential for personal worldview to countermand cognitive dissonance. Include the following in your paper: 1. A discussion of the theoretical perspective and current research on cognitive dissonance theory. Provide examples that support the research claims. 2. A discussion of the theoretical perspective and current research on social attribution theory. Provide examples that support the research claims. 3. A discussion of how cognitive dissonance theory and attribution theory could be applied to improve learning and instruction. (Benchmarks C3.4: Apply the theories of cognitive psychology to learning and instruction.) 4. A discussion of personal worldview as a means to countermand cognitive dissonance. How might a distinctly Christian worldview function in this role? Please only accept if your are able to the 4 questions  

Cognitive Dissonance, Social Attribution, and Learning and Instruction