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A discipline that uses scientific methods in "an attempt to understand andexplain how the thought, feeling, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presense of others.
Social Psychology
Instead of being based on careful scientific analysis, they develop from everyday experiences and uncritical acceptance of other people's views and opinions.
Naive Psychology
Central focus tends to be on individuals and how they respond to stimilu
Psychological Social Psychology
Focus tends to be on larger groups or societal variables, such as people's economic status, their social roles, and cultural norms.
Sociological Social Psychology
Conducted the first empirical social psychological study
Norman Triplett
The two events that had the greatest impact on social psychology at this critical junction in its history.
The great depression and WWII
In 1936, social scientists formed an organization dedicated to the scientific study of important social issues and the support for progressive social action. What was this organization called?
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
The Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany that founded the SPSSI, and believed that social psychology did not have to make a choice between either a pure science or an applied science.
Kurt Lewin
Due to conditions existing within a particular culture
Culture Specific
A symbol-using social being who can reflect on his or her own behavior
Combines personality psychology (which stresses differences among people) with traditional social psychology(Which stresses differences among situations)
Theories that have provided numerous insights into how we interpret, analyze, remember, and use information about our social world.
Social Cognition
The total lifestyle of a people, including all the ideas, symbols, preferences, and material objects that they share.
A set of beliefs and values held by the members of a social group, which explains its culture both to itself and to other groups.
A preference for a loosely knit social frmaework in society in which individuals are supposed to take care of themselves and their immidiate families only.
Represents a preference for a tightly knit social framework in which individuals can expect their relatives for a tightly knit social group to look after them in exchange for unquestioning loyalty.