Written Assignment #2 – Persuasive Critique F17
For your second theory critique, I would like you to examine the assumptions of one of the persuasive theories. Please choose among cognitive dissonance, social judgment theory, and elaboration likelihood model. Please answer the following questions.
- What theory did you choose? (2 points) Which paradigm (objective or interpretive) did Griffin, Ledbetter, and Sparks (2015) classify your theory as fitting best and why? Hint: Look at the criteria for objective and interpretive theories. (6 points)
- What paradigmatic assumptions are associated with that paradigm? (Discuss all of the “Paradigmatic Assumptions” from the slide from the first week of class) (6 points). Are these assumptions a good fit for the theory? Why or why not? (6 points)