social psychology

noun

: 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

Examples of social psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conventional wisdom holds that conservatives are ill-suited to or uninterested in a career in personality and social psychology. JSTOR Daily, 24 June 2024 In a TikTok video posted last week, Sarah Hensley, who holds a Ph.D. in social psychology, according to her website, says the reason has to do with women not getting their attachment needs met inside their relationships. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 In 2015 Brian Nosek, co-founder of the Center for Open Science, spearheaded an effort to replicate 100 prominent social psychology papers, which found that only 36.1 percent could be replicated unambiguously. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2019 Understanding the rise of violence against Asian Americans, for instance, requires knowledge of the U.S. wars in Asia and their connection to individual Americans’ social psychology. Pawan Dhingra, The Conversation, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for social psychology 

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of social psychology was in 1880

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“Social psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20psychology. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

social psychology

noun
: 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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