Social Issues and Attitude

Although there is an abundant and growing body of research on attitudes and attitude change, there remain gaps in research. Furthermore, advances in technology hold promising avenues for attitude research.

For this paper, you will analyze the need for attitude and attitude change research on social issues and examine the impact of technology on future research.
consider how attitude and attitude change research can be used to enhance an understanding of social issues. Select a social issue for which you see the greatest need for attitude and/or attitude change research.

***Social issue you will be writing about: Elderly care in nursing homes (stealing patient’s trust) please look at the following USA story to better understand what the topic is:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/16/nursing-home-trust-fund-thefts/2967925/

With these thoughts in mind:

1.) Write a brief description of the social issue you selected.
2.) Then, explain why this social issue is in need of attitude and/or attitude change research.
3.) Finally, explain two ways advances in technology might impact future attitudinal research on this social issue.
4.) Support your response with references to the Learning Resources and other scholarly literature.

 
References:
Nosek, B. A. (2007). Implicit-explicit relations. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(2), 65–69.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Nosek, B. A., Banaji, M. R., & Greenwald, A. G. (2002). E-Research: Ethics, security, design, and control in psychological research on the Internet. Journal of Social Issues, 58(1), 161–176.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

van Veen, V., Krug, M. K., Schooler, J. W., & Carter, C. S. (2009). Neural activity predicts attitude change in cognitive dissonance. Nature Neuroscience, 12(11), 1469–1474.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Optional Resources (you can access the following references yourself)

Cunningham, W. A., Espinet, S. D., DeYoung, C. G., & Zelazo, P. D. (2005). Attitudes to the right—and left: Frontal ERP asymmetries associated with stimulus valence and processing goals. NeuroImage, 28, 827–834.

Nosek, B. A., & Hansen, J. J. (2008). The associations in our heads belong to us: Searching for attitudes and knowledge in implicit evaluation. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 553–594.
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