PSYB10H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Safe Sex, Social Cognition, Order Of The Solar Temple
Main factor on studying this is that it is derived from social influence. Social influence extends beyond behaviour it includes our thoughts, feelings: may take on many forms not just attempts at persuasion. Social psychologists understand and predict human behaviour mainly interested in studying how and why human behaviour are shaped by the entire social environment. Mainly through experiments social psychology is an experimentally based science that tests empirically and systematically. E. g. solar temple tragedy involved canadians in 1978 800 people died in jonestown, guyana after a cult leader convinced his followers to drink koolaid and cyanide . Reverend jim jones: doomsday cults capitalize on people"s fears about the end of the world. On march 17, 2000 hundreds of children died in a sealed chapel most of whom where children. Sociology is more concerned with broad societal factors that influence events in a society tend towards a more macro focus major difference.