To give you the opportunity to reflect upon and apply course concepts to a real-world context, your group will create a set of strategies for increasing proper recycling among North Central College students. Each group will turn in a paper that 1) describes your solution and 2) provides a rationale for your solution based on social psychology research.
In the solution portion of your paper (100 points) you will describe in detail the specfic strategies your group is recommending. For each strategy reference course concepts that the strategy is built upon. For example, you could simply say, "Based on the idea of attitude inoculation, we recommend...." (As described below, in the second portion of the paper you will provide more detailed rationale for why that strategy makes sense in terms of course concepts.) As described in the rubric for the solution portion, I will be looking for a clear, well organized, detailed description of feasible strategies that are consistent with social psychological research.
For the rationale portion of the paper (100 points) you will explain in detail how each of your strategies are supported by social psychological research. Your strategies shoudl be based upon concepts from a variety of topics within social psychology. As described in the rubric for the rationale portion, I will be looking for a clear, well organized, explanation of how the strategies connect to the research. More specifically, your explanation should use a variety of concepts accurately to support your recommendations.
For the solution portion of your paper, which is worth 100 points, only one paper is needed from the entire group. Each group member will receive the same grade on the solution portion. For the rationale portion, each group of four will divide into two pairs. Each pair will write the rationale portion of the paper. 85% of each student's grade on the rationale portion will be the grade your pair received. 15% of your grade will be the grade the other pair received on its paper. The rationale paper can be rewritten one time.