Application: Team Building

Team building is the process of turning a group of individual contributing employees into a cohesive team. A group of people organized to work together to meet the needs of their customers by accomplishing their purpose and goals. These team members have one goal and all Read More …

Obedience and Authority – Milgram’s Shocking Research

What is Obedience? Obedience is a form of social influence in which one person orders one or more others to do something, and they do so. Thus, this indicates a relation between obedience and authority. APA – behavior in compliance with a direct command, often Read More …

Cooperation and Conflict

Coordination in Groups: Cooperation or Conflict? APA defines Cooperation as a process whereby two or more individuals work together toward the attainment of a mutual goal or complementary goals and conflict as the occurrence of mutually antagonistic or opposing forces, including events, behaviors, desires, attitudes, Read More …

Group Decision Making – Its Components and Downsides

Introduction One of the most important activities in group dynamics is groups decision making. Deciding on one out of several possible courses of action. Hence, Governments, corporations, and many other organizations entrust their key decisions to groups. What is Group Decision Making? Group decision-making (also known Read More …

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 …

Group: When we join and when we leave, benefits of joining

Groups: When We Join . . . and When We Leave. What is a group ? A group involves people who perceive themselves to be part of a coherent unit that they perceive as different from another group. APA defines Groups as any collection or assemblage, 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 …