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

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Examples of social psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But anecdotes are not rigorously collected evidence, and the authority of research in social psychology is, to put it charitably, dubious. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 8 Jan. 2022 Since then, motivation science has blossomed into its own field within social psychology, and Fishbach, now a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a world leader within it. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, 2 Jan. 2022 The whole elaborate experiment is now regarded as a classic of social psychology. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 27 Dec. 2021 The researchers write that this suggests productive intersections between clinical and social psychology. Helen Lee Bouygues, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Laurent-Simpson adopted an approach in sociology and social psychology called identity theory. chicagotribune.com, 19 Aug. 2021 Laurent-Simpson adopted an approach in sociology and social psychology called identity theory. chicagotribune.com, 19 Aug. 2021 Learning will take place through forums covering topics such as social psychology, behavioral science, impact evaluation and evidence generation, personalization, building ethical organizations, and more. Meghan Mccormick, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 Laurent-Simpson adopted an approach in sociology and social psychology called identity theory. chicagotribune.com, 19 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of social psychology

1880, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2022

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“Social psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20psychology. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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social psychology

noun

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

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