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Define Social Psychology.
The branch of psychology that studies how people think, feel, and behave in social situations.
Define Social Cognition.
The mental processess people used to make sense out of their social environment
Define Social Influence.
The effect of situational factors and other people on an individual's beavior
What are the 2 main areas of social psychology?
1-Social Cognition
2-Social Influence
Define Person Perception.
The mental processes we use to form judgements and draw conclusions about the characteristics and motive of other people.
-It is an active and subjective process that occurs in some interpersonal context
What are the 3 components of interpersonal context?
1-The characteristics of the individual you are attempting to size up

2-Your own characteristics as the preceiver

3-The specific situation in which the process occurs
What are the 4 basic principles of person perception?
1-your reaction to others are determined by your perception of them

2-your goals in a particular situation setermine the amount/kinds of information you collect about others.

3-In every situation you evaluate people in terms of how you expect them to act in that situation

4-your self-perception also influences how you percieve others