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    : Address the following items:

    o Define social psychology.
    o Discuss how social psychology differs from other disciplines, such as clinical psychology, general psychology, and sociology.
    o Explain the role of research in social psychology.

    â?¢ â?¢ Include at least 3 references

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    The definition of Social psychology is a branch of psychology that studies to social context of individuals. It is the study of how and why people think, feel and do the things they do depending upon the situation. It studies how people act in certain situations. It explains why stereotypes are formed, the existence of racism and sexism, why people fall in love and how a person can seem different in a particular situation. Social psychology is related to the study of sociology. But Social psychology focuses on factors such as race or socioeconomic class of an individual. It is also the scientific research of theories of social behavior (Brehm, S. S. and Kassin, S. M., 1996).
    The difference between social psychology and other disciplines is Social psychology employs scientific methods and empirical studies of social phenomena. Social psychology focuses on the impact how society influences the attitudes and behaviors of their interactions in their environment.
    Social psychology is related to personality psychology, organizational psychology and sociology. Social psychology differs from personality psychology because personality psychology focuses on situational influences of behavior ...

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    Benefits of experimental research in Social Psychology are discussed.