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Chapter 1

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2120
Professor
Ward Struthers

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Chapter 1Introducing Social PsychologyWhat is Social Psychology We are social beings No matter what our pursuit in life social settings and social problems will be important Field dedicated to understanding the causes and consequences of social interactions between individuals or groupsThe science of social behavior o Social psychology The scientific study of how individuals thoughts feelings and behaviors are influenced by other peopleInfluenced by other people y Other people influence us without having to be physically present y So long as someone is being affected in a way by other people including their imagined presence or actions the situation is relevant to social psychologyThoughts feelings and behaviors y The ultimate goal of the science is to understand why various kinds of actions towards other people occur or do not occur such as conformity aggression helping and discrim
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