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Social Influence
The effect that the words, actions, or mere presence of other people have on our thoughts, feelings, attitudes, or behavior
Social Psychology
The scientific study of the way in which people’s thoughts, feeling and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people
Construal
The way in which people perceive, comprehend, and interpret the social world
Individual Differences
The aspect of people’s personalities that make them different from other people
Fundamental Attribution Error
The tendency to overestimate the extent to which people’s behavior is due to internal, dispositional factors and to underestimate the role of situational factors
Behaviorism
A school of psychology maintaining that to understand human behavior, one need only consider the reinforcing properties of the environment- that is, how positive and negative events in the environment are associated with specific behaviors
Gestalt Psychology
A school of psychology stressing the importance of studying the subjective way in which an object appears in people’s minds, rather than the objective, physical attributes of the object
Self – Esteem
People’s evaluations of their own self-worth- that is, the extent to which they view themselves as good, competent, and decent
Social Cognition
How people think about themselves and the social world: more specifically, how people select, interpret, remember, and make judgments and decisions