Key Differences Between the Views of Three Social Psychologists
To answer this question the three different viewpoints will be briefly summarized then the main differences between them will be outlined and analyzed. Once this has been achieved then the most convincing viewpoint wills he highlighted and the reasons why it is thought to be the best will be addressed. Ultimately a short summary of the key findings of the essay will be repeated and a conclusion drawn.
The main points of experimental social psychology are that social behavior can not only be described but can be put into measurable terms (McGhee P. …show more content…
The key points of the critical social psychological perspective are that people are ultimately social creatures and their behavior is attributable the social atmosphere that they inhabit. The powers that are enforced in that social atmosphere hold different powers over different people, and therefore influence them in different ways (Wetherall M. 2002 P.11). Theories on why people make decisions should bee free floating and not reduced to common laws and the rigors of scientific exploration because the social inputs into each person will be completely individual. People are classed by their