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Ryerson University
Information Technology Management
ITM 100
Tsogbadral Galaabaatar

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 1985 Social psychology looks at a wide range of social topics including group behavior social perception leadership nonverbal behavior conformity aggression and prejudice It is important to note that social psychology is not just about looking at social influences Social perception and social interaction are also vital to understanding social behavior Brief History of Social Psychology While Plato referred to the idea of the crowd mind and concepts such as social loafing and social facilitation were introduced in the late1800s it wasnt until after World War II that research on social
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