Definition of social psychology in English:

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social psychology



The branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, including their origins and their effects on the individual.
Example sentences
  • A great deal of research in social psychology has been devoted to examining the effects of ‘fear appeals’ in advertising.
  • Thompson is a senior at Southeast High School, where he has developed an interest in social psychology, intelligence and positive psychology.
  • As undergraduate psychology majors universally learn, at its core, all psychology is social psychology.


social psychologist

Example sentences
  • It was not until the 1970s that cognitive psychologists and social psychologists showed a heightened interest once again in experimental investigations of eyewitness testimony and identification.
  • More interpersonally oriented social psychologists and cultural anthropologists view emotions as being created among people.
  • Longstanding research by the team and by the other social psychologists shows that people tend to see groups they're not a part of as more homogeneous than their own group, a phenomenon known as the ‘outgroup homogeneity effect.’
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