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PSYB10 Ch 1

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PSYB10 Ch 1Social psychology the scientific study of ppls thoughts feelings and behaviours that are influenced by the real or imagined presence of ppl Construal the way in which ppl perceive comprehend and interpret the social world Folk wisdomcommon sense commentary f journalist social critic and novelist Examples of cults Solar Temple and Yearning for Zion Mormon sect w leader Warren Jeffs spiritual marriages of young female virgins marrying older men Ugandan Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God childhood was believed to be sinful and children were burned For the social psychologist the level of analysis is the individual in the context of the social situation the psychological processes going on in their hearts and mindsThe goal of social psychology is to identify universal properties of human nature that make everyone susceptible to social influence regardless of social class or culture Sociology is more concerned w broad societal factors that influence events in a given society social class social structure and social institutions Sociology leans toward a macro focussocietylarge Individual differences personality psychology the aspects of p
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