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the scientific study of how individuals think, feel, and behave in a social context.

Social psychology

an individual emphasis on how both an individual’s personality and environmental characteristics influence behavior.


the study of how people perceive, remember, and interpret information about themselves and others.

Social cognition

the study of the relationship between neural and social processes

Social neuroscience

a subfield of psychology that examines the role of genetic factors in behavior

Behavioral genetics

a subfield of psychology that uses the principles of evolution to understand human social behavior

Evolutionary psychology

a system of enduring meaning, beliefs, values, assumptions, institutions, and practices shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next


research designed to compare and contrast people of different cultures

Cross cultural research

research designed to examine racial and ethnic groups within cultures

Multicultural research

an interdisciplinary subfield that examines the close links between our minds and the positioning, experiences, and actions of our bodies

Embodied cognition