Prevention and Reducing Aggression

As a complex social behavior, aggression is an outcome of interaction between personal and interpersonal, social and cultural factors. It is expressed in overt behavior when triggered by some situational amd environmental variables. Thus, social psychologists have proposed a number of stategies in order to Read More …

How to increase our Helping Nature?

Introduction As we have discussed earlier in Pro-Social Behavior, social psychologists were first inspired by the question, Why do bystanders at an emergency sometimes help and sometimes fail to do anything? We have already considered the 5 stages a person goes through for deciding to Read More …

Self Regulation – The Key to Control

Introduction – Definitions of Self Regulation Self-regulation refers to our ability to organize and monitor our own behavior. It is being able to control our thoughts, feelings and actions for our benefit. According to APA , Self Regulation is – the control of one’s behavior Read More …

Social Perception – Concept & Behaviors

Introduction Social psychology is the scientific investigation of how the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others. In fact. various aspects and variables of individual level processes are studied under it. It includes Social Cognition, Read More …

Levels of Social Behavior – Individual, Interpersonal and Group

Introduction Social Psychology is an important branch of psychology which studies human interaction, its manifestations, causes, consequences and the various psychological processes involved in it. In fact, it studies cognition that relates to social activities and that helps us in understanding and predicting our social Read More …

What is Interpersonal Attraction and its factors?

Introduction Human beings are defined as social animal. The term ‘animal’ has been used because of the biological processes associated with us. But the term ‘social’ has a lot to say about nature of human beings. Have you ever thought if the human were made Read More …

What is Pro-social Behavior ? Its Meaning, Causes, Benefits

During the recent flood in Kerala, you might have noticed various groups of people visiting door to door to collect relief materials. Such as food, clothes, medicines, etc. from various parts of country. Thousands of people from countrywide rushed to the flood affected areas in Read More …

Fascinating Theory of Intelligence by Cattell – Fluid & Crystallized

What is Intelligence? The word intelligence derives from the Latin word intelligere which means to comprehend or to perceive. It is the most basic meaning. In this article we will particularly focus on Fluid and Crystallized Theory of Intelligence by Cattell. Let us see some basic definitions of intelligence by psychologists. Read More …

Popular Theory of the 6 Basic Emotions by Paul Ekman

The word emotion is derived from the Latin word ‘mot’ which means ‘to move’. In this article we will go through the 6 Basic Emotions by Paul Ekman. Emotions are an important and inevitable part of human being. Let us get familiar with the definition Read More …

Maslow’s surprisingly interesting Need Hierarchy Theory of Motivation

Abraham Maslow is well known for Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory of Motivation. The theory includes basic 5 levels of needs. Non-fulfillment of these needs motivates a being to take action and fulfill them. Thus, any human works in order to satisfy these needs. Therefore, this Read More …

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence

What is Intelligence? The word intelligence derives from the Latin word intelligere which means to comprehend or to perceive. It is the most basic meaning. In this article we will particularly focus on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence. Let us see some basic definitions of intelligence by psychologists. Definitions of Intelligence Read More …