Take a position on a social, political, educational, or cultural issue that relates to Social psychology. Op-eds are not

Take a position on a social, political, educational, or cultural issue that relates to Social psychology. Op-eds are not reportage or literature reviews. The goal of an op-ed is to make a persuasive argument for addressing a topical issue or problem. How can we best work toward solving the problem or achieving a related goal? Thus, the piece requires you both to take a stand on the issue and to offer practical suggestions that are grounded in research.

ake a position on a social, political, educational, or cultural issue that relates to Social psychology. Op-eds are not reportage or literature reviews. The goal of an op-ed is to make a persuasive argument for addressing a topical issue or problem. How can we best work toward solving the problem or achieving a related goal? Thus, the piece requires you both to take a stand on the issue and to offer practical suggestions that are grounded in research.

• Cite at least three peer-reviewed empirical research articles on your chosen topic (not listed on the syllabus). You may also draw on research presented in class or from other sources. The descriiption of this research should be brief—you don’t have much space!— and used to support your point (e.g., “As Tyler Okimoto and Victoria Brescoll showed in a recent study, women who were seeking power were less likely to receive votes…”). Also, be sure to link to your study when you first present it (e.g., in the example sentence above, you can make the word “showed” a hyperlink to Okimoto and Brescoll’s study.)

• Ground your opinion in social science by backing up your argument with at least three studies from psychological science. Your assignment is not to write a pure opinion piece; the thesis must be supported with strong evidence.

• Hook your piece to something that has happened in the world recently. The best hook is not necessarily a personal experience, such as “I was harassed on the street,” but rather something that your reader can also relate to personally, such as: “On Black Friday, U.S. residents will hit the streets in large numbers in search of sales. How will they treat one another there?” Or, more traditionally, your hook will be news on the global, national, local level, or even from within academia. For example, you could say, “Last week in a small town in North Dakota…” or you could say, “Macalester students yesterday received a public safety email that said…” or finally, “Last week, the Center for Women in Politics published a report showing that street harassment is a growing problem in the U.S.”). The point is that your hook should be very recent.

a. Please type your paper using Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced throughout, and 1-inch margins all around.

b. Include an APA-formatted reference list for the articles you have selected.