“Man is born free yet everywhere he is in chains.” – JJ Rousseau Definition: – A process in which attitudes and behaviors of individuals affected by actual or anticipated presence of others (Hogg & Vaughan, 2005) – Social Psychology: the study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and actions are influenced by other – Social psychology … Read more

Psychology – Self

Posted in Psychology | Social Psychology on the 17.05.2012

Self – The modern self has many more facets than in the past – Has led to an idea that you need to find itself – identity crisis, etc. – The inner self has been expanded dramatically – We change over time, yet the idea of a stable, underlying identity – a self- – Three … Read more

Attribution Attribution = the process of assigning a cause to our own or others’ behavior Heider’s theory of people as naive psychologists: not concerned about the true causes of behavior, rather the way people perceive and interpret the – Since we feel that our behavior is motivated by something, we try to find out what … Read more

Cognition and Social Psychology – Social cognition = cognitive structures and processes that influence and are influenced by social behavior – In the 1980s it became a major focus on social cognition – Taught us how we store information about people, how this affects our interaction with them + new methods for studying social psychology … Read more