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Social Psychology as Discipline

1) Define Social Psychology and describe it's essential features of this field of psychology.

2) How is it different from other areas of Psych. and other social sciences such as sociology and anthropology?

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1. Define Social Psychology and describe it's essential features of this field of psych.

Social Psychology is the science that studies individual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in settings where other people are present (or merely implied or imagined--which makes the definition pretty broad). It is the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole. It is a field of psychology that is concerned with how social conditions affect the individual. In other words, it is a 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 ...

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Defines Social Psychology and describes it's essential features of this field of psychology. This solution also explains how it is different from other areas of Psychology and other social sciences such as sociology and anthropology.

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