social psychology

noun
the psychological study of social behavior, especially of the reciprocal influence of the individual and the group with which the individual interacts.

Origin:
1905–10

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social psychology
 
n
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 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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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
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Introductory materials for social psychology should cover some of these
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These are fundamental processes which have formed the subject of social
  psychology research for decades.
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