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social psychology

the psychological study of social behavior, especially of the reciprocal influence of the individual and the group with which the individual interacts.
Origin of social psychology
1905-10 Unabridged
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  • The disproportion is in his view a phenomenon to be understood using social psychology's own tools.
  • Studies show that it is automatic and pervasive, and has a huge influence on social psychology.
  • Introductory materials for social psychology should cover some of these experiments if you aren't familiar with them already.
  • These are fundamental processes which have formed the subject of social psychology research for decades.
  • Certainly there's a lot of social psychology at work here, but it goes even deeper.
British Dictionary definitions for social psychology

social psychology

(psychol) the area of psychology concerned with the interaction between individuals and groups and the effect of society on behaviour
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social psychology in Medicine

social psychology n.
The branch of human psychology that deals with the behavior of groups and the influence of social factors on the individual.

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