Definition of Social Psychology

Definition of Social Psychology

Gordon Allport (1954) social psychology is: The scientific investigation of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presenceof others.

Social psychology is defined as the scientific study of “how we feel about, think about and behave toward the people around us and how our feelings, thoughts, and behaviours are influenced by those people in the social context” (Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2017).

Baron, Byrne and Suls (1989) define social psychology as the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations’




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