What is Aggression? its meaning, Nature and Causes

Meaning of Aggression In psychology, the term aggression refers to a range of behaviors that can result in both physical and psychological harm to yourself, others, or objects in the environment. This type of behavior centers on harming another person either physically or mentally. Aggression Read More …

Brief History of Social Psychology

Social psychology is the product of Psychology and other social sciences. Social philosophers, pioneer anthropologists, British evolutionists and early sociologists gave early contribution to from a concrete discipline of Social Psychology. Social Philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke etc discussed about human nature, customs, Read More …

Attitude Psychology: Definition, Components, Types, Properties and Functions.

Meaning of Attitude in Psychology Attitudes are evaluations of a particular person, group, action, or thing. When you use words like; like, dislike, love, hate, good, bad, yuck, you are describing your attitudes What you think about India? Is your attitude towards India. An attitude Read More …

THE BROADEN-AND-BUILD THEORY OF POSITIVE EMOTIONS

THE BROADEN-AND-BUILD THEORY OF POSITIVE EMOTIONS Barbara L. Fredrickson Basic Proposition The broaden-and-build theory describes the form and function of a subset of positive emotions, including joy, interest, contentment and love. These positive emotions have two functions – Broadening Building   Basic Proposition These positive Read More …

Approaches to Social Psychology

Approaches/ perspectives of Social Psychology- 1. Sociocultural Approach/ Perspective This approach/perspective gives the importance to social norms, rules and culture.  Psychologist Lev Vygotsky, explained that parents, caregivers, peers, and the culture at large were responsible for developing higher-order functions of the individual. It suggests that kids Read More …

Scope of Social Psychology

Social Psychology Definition- “Social psychology is a discipline that attempts to understand and explain how the thought, feeling and behaviour of an individual are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others.”  Gordon W. Allport (1968) Baron, Byrne and Suls (1989) define social Read More …

SELF-PRESENTATION STRATEGIES

SELF-PRESENTATION STRATEGIES   Self-concept ‘Self ’ and ‘self-concept’ are used interchangeably to refer to an individual’s overall self-awareness. Definitions ‘The self is the individual as known to the individual’. (Murphy, 1947) Burns (1980) defines it as ‘the set of attitudes a person holds towards himself’. Read More …