A description of a story taken from the mainstream media regarding a current controversial social issue (i.e., health, justice, human rights, or environmental issues).
How do theories and principles in Social Psychology apply to this story?
Be specific in tying the events in the story to the theories and principles. Why is there controversy over this issue?
Describe the differing opinions/positions surrounding this issue, and the psychological processes that support the strong stands that people are taking on this issue. What does research in Social Psychology tell us about the best way to find a consensus on this issue? Are there any reasons why a consensus may not be possible?
What is likely to happen if a consensus can not be found (support your predictions with Social Psychology theories/principles)?