We have begun to understand the ways in which people influence each other through our examinations of confornity (Chapter 6), persuasion (Chapter 7), and group influence (Chapter 8). Choose one of the following documentaries to watch (all just under an hour long and available online) and respond to the prompts about how a group, whether it is the government, scientists, or the CIA, influences others.
Remember, the paper should be at least three double-speed, size – font pages (but no more than 6), not including a works cited page, in APA format. You need at least 1 outside reference (not including your textbook or the documentary you choose). It has to be 3 to 5 pages long. Remember, the writing center or Purdue’s website are very helpful!
2) Watch the Frontline documentary entitled “The Vaccine War”. It is available at http://www.pbs.org/video/frontline-vaccine-war/. While the debate over the use of vaccines is by no means new, it has changed to include the possibility that certain vaccines or scheduling can impact mental healt. What kinds of arguments does each side use to convince others’ that they are correct? Is one more persuasive, or does it depend on the audience? What aspects of the messengers and the message do the pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine groups use to their benefit?
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