Social Psychology

In psychology, social psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. By this definition, scientific refers to the empirical method of investigation. The terms thoughts, feelings, and behaviors include all psychological variables that are measurable in a human being. The statement that others' presence may be imagined or implied suggests that we are prone to social influence even when no other people are present, such as when watching television, or following internalized cultural norms.
Posts about Social Psychology
  • How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

    … in social psychology that describes how humans act in group scenarios: the us vs. them mentality. It’s inherent that as humans, we have a need for social identity—to feel as though we belong to a group. With our in-group also comes the significant out-group. The only thing that we humans love more than feeling part of our own group is ganging up…

    Convince and Convertin How To's- 6 readers -
  • What it Takes to Love the Work You Do as an Entrepreneur

    … of a sudden in just nine months I had gone from being on cloud nine about my employment opportunity to being part of the problem. I was one of the 60% leaving my job, well within that three year window. What had happened? Well, if we take a look at the social psychology research, we see that motivation and autonomy are directly tied together…

    Barrett Brooks/ Fizzle- 2 readers -
  • Creating loyal customers

    … is. Simply put, reciprocity means you repay kind actions with kind actions (obviously the word ‘kind’ can be replaced by a less positive word). It’s a construct from the social psychology that actually plays a big role in all of our daily lives. By using reciprocity, you’ll make your loyal customers feel special. And apart from that, they actually do get…

    Thijs De Valk/ Yoastin Social Facebook- 7 readers -