Have you ever been torn between patronizing and boycotting a business that operates with socially insensitive ideals that work against your social change objectives? Patronizing that business could lead to feelings of conflict and distress because your behaviors, decisions, or attitude contradicts your personal ideals.
As you have begun to establish and generate your own social change objectives, it is natural to reflect upon your ideals and beliefs that may not always align with how you interact with the world. This assignment will encourage you to reflect on the personal and social factors that guide your ethical decision making.
For this journal activity, respond to each of the following criteria in 3 to 5 sentences:
- Describe the personal factors that guide your ethical decision making when choosing to support (or not support) a specific cause.
- Describe the social factors that guide your ethical decision making when choosing to support (or not support) a specific cause.
- Describe one way that you can decrease cognitive dissonance in order to realign your ideals and actions.
- Describe one way that you can increase cognitive consonance in order to realign your ideals and actions.
All sources and ideas requiring attribution must be cited according to APA style.