Critical thinking paper
There are two essay topics from which to select: Stereotype Inoculation and Understanding Mindfulness. Each article has an associated commentary. References for each primary article and commentary article appear below.
The critical thinking essay assignment is as follows:
Review the primary article in no more than 2 pages. Then present two issues and/or arguments being raised in the commentary article. Be sure to link how these two issues and/or arguments serve as counterpoints to or modify the points in the original article. Based upon your experience and understanding of the differences between the two issues/arguments you discussed, complete the paper by proposing some suggestions for future research/analysis that could help better understand or resolve these differences. 6 pages maximum.
If you have access to Psychological Inquiry through a library, you are welcome to access the articles on your own.
PRIMARY ARTICLE ONE:
Dasgupta, N. (2011). Ingroup experts and peers as social vaccines who inoculate the self-concept: The stereotype inoculation model. Psychological Inquiry, 22(4), 231-246, DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2011.607313