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What is social psychology and how is it different from general psychology?

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Social psychology's functions are exemplified. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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1. What is social psychology and how is it different from general psychology?

According to psychologist Gordon Allport, social psychology is a discipline that uses scientific methods "to understand and explain how the thought, feeling and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of other human beings" (www. psychology.about.com/od/socialpsychology/.../socialpsych.htm)

Two other definitions of social psychology include:

(1) Social psychology is "the branch ...

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