Why do people start smoking when they know it’s bad for them?

Self and Self-Control

Social psychology can help you understand the world around you and answer questions about why people behave the way they do. Why is it so hard to take a chance and go back to school? Why do people start smoking when they know it’s bad for them? Why do protests turn violent at times? Being able to apply social psychological theory to personal and professional situations as well as to current events is a skill you need in order to take steps toward that understanding. For this assignment, we will focus on theories dealing with culture and nature and the self.


  • Summarize the case study.
  • Describe credible and scholarly sources, relevant to a particular theory.
  • Apply a social psychological theory to a chosen case study.
  • Explain how social psychological research studies relate to a particular social psychological theory.
  • Apply an ethical reasoning concept to a chosen case study.
  • Apply a critical thinking concept to a chosen case study.
  • Review the key points.
  • Demonstrate an academic writing style through well-organized prose that follows assignment guidelines.
  • Demonstrate compliance with APA style, citation, and referencing guidelines.
    • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines.
    • Resources: Minimum of 2 scholarly or professional resources.
    • Length: 3–4 double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and reference page.
    • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.



Capella University Intro to Social Psychology




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