Essay 1: Scripting Belief (2-3 pages)
The chapter “How We Believe” suggests that our popular culture scripts not only our behavior but our underlying beliefs as well. Write an essay in which you analyze and assess (evaluate) this proposition. Do you think it’s possible to have our beliefs—the ideas and values that are supposedly intrinsic and personal—scripted by our larger culture? If so, how do you think this process happens? And if not, what is it about our personal beliefs that make them resistant to being molded and shaped this way?