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Lecture 2

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 215
Professor
Donald Taylor
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 2 PSYCH Defining Social Psychology “Social psychology is what those who call themselves social psychologists choose to study”  What they think is important to study is the preoccupations of upper middle class people  Individuals in a social context  Everything we do is social  Comparing social psychology to sociology and anthropology  How social psychology relates to psychology- traditional/ view  Psychology focuses on the individual (interfacing with others), sociology- how many moving in and out (anonymous big numbers- microanalysis), anthropologists- state they study a whole culture but only survey one person (wrong)  Psychology is in the faculty of science  Part of psychology incorporates perception motivation learning ect, as a social concept  Addressing fundamental human con
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