social psychology


social psychology

noun

Definition of SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

:  the study of the manner in which the personality, attitudes, motivations, and behavior of the individual influence and are influenced by social groups
social psychologist noun

First Known Use of SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

1880

social psychology

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

: the study of the manner in which the personality, attitudes, motivations, and behavior of the individual influence and are influenced by social groups

social psychology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of psychology concerned with the personality, attitudes, motivations, and behaviour of the individual or group in the context of social interaction. The field emerged in the U.S. in the 1920s. Topics include the attribution of social status based on perceptual cues, the influence of social factors (such as peers) on a person's attitudes and beliefs, the functioning of small groups and large organizations, and the dynamics of face-to-face interactions.

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