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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

Contents1 What is Obedience?2 Milgram’s Experiment on Obedience and Authority2.1 The Experiment2.2 Conclusion of Experiment2.3 Factors that increase obedience3 Destructive Obedience3.1 Why it Occurs?4 How to resist effects of destructive obedience?5 References What is Obedience? Obedience is a form of social influence in which one Read More …

Cooperation and Conflict

Contents1 Coordination in Groups: Cooperation or Conflict?1.1 Cooperation: Working with Others to Achieve Shared Goals 1.1.1 Social Dilemmas: Where Cooperation could Occur, But Often Doesn’t.1.2 Responding to and Resolving Conflicts: Some Useful Techniques. 1.2.1 Bargaining: The Universal Process.1.2.1.1 Factors that determine which of these outcomes Read More …

Group Decision Making – Its Components and Downsides

Contents1 Introduction1.1 What is Group Decision Making?2 Group Polarization3 Group Think4 References 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 Read More …

Positive belief, Virtue and Strengths of Character.

Contents1 Positive Belief.1.1 The World Through Happy and Unhappy Eyes1.2 Self Esteem- Positive Belief1.3 Self-esteem and Happiness.1.4 Contingent Self-Esteem- Positive Belief2 Virtue and Strengths of Character2.1 DEVELOPING A CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN VIRTUES2.2 Classification of virtues and character strengths.2.2.1 I. Wisdom and Knowledge-2.2.2 II. Courage-2.2.3 III. 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

Contents1 Groups: When We Join . . . and When We Leave.1.1 Characteristics of group high in entitativity:1.2 Groups: Their Key Components 1.2.1 Status: Hierarchies in Groups1.2.2 Roles: Differentiation of Functions within Groups.1.2.3 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Norms: The Rules of the Game.1.2.4 Cohesiveness: Read More …

How to increase our Helping Nature?

Contents1 Introduction2 What is Helping Nature?3 Factors that increase our Helping Nature3.1 Playing Pro- Social Games3.2 Gratitude3.3 Being Empathetic4 References 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 Read More …

Nature of Positive psychology

Positive psychology is a relatively new form of psychology. It emphasizes the positive influences in a person’s life. It is the behavioral science which deals with the behavior of an organism. These might include character strengths, optimistic emotions, and constructive institutions. This theory is based on Read More …

What makes a positive trait ? Personality, Emotions and Biology.

Positive trait include an assortment of individual characteristics related to personality, emotions, beliefs, and self-conceptions. Traits are internal dispositions that color how we see and interpret the world. Traits influence the meanings we give to life events, the choices we make, the goals we select, Read More …

Definitions in Positive Psychology

Definitions of Positive Psychology  Martin Seligman & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s definition of positive psychology as “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life. Sheldon and King’s (2001) definitions of Read More …

Self Regulation – The Key to Control

Contents1 Introduction – Definitions of Self Regulation2 Role of Self Regulation3 Self Control and techniques to boost it4 Factors affecting Self Regulation5 References Introduction – Definitions of Self Regulation Self-regulation refers to our ability to organize and monitor our own behavior. It is being able Read More …