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Social psychology

A field in psychology focusing on how people's thoughts, feelings, and behavior change when in the presence of others compared to when they are alone.

Contributors in Social psychology

Social psychology

conformity

Psychology; Social psychology

A change in attitude, belief, or behavior to match the group behavior due to perceived social pressures.

Milgram experiment

Psychology; Social psychology

A social psychology experiment conducted by Yale University psychology professor Stanley Milgram between 1961 and 1963 to measure the degree to which a participant will obey an authority figure ...

social loafing

Psychology; Social psychology

The tendency for people to exert less effort when they work with a group towards a common goal than when they are individually accountable.

role

Psychology; Social psychology

A set of norms that define how people in a given social position ought to behave.

ethnocentrism

Psychology; Social psychology

The belief that a person's own ethnic and/or cultural group is superior to other groups. These people tend to judge other groups relative to their own group and is sometimes accompanied with dislike ...

misinformation effect

Psychology; Social psychology

A phenomenon where people unconsciously incorporate misleading information into their memory of an event. This occurs when the person is exposed to misleading information after the event has happened ...

emergency protection order (EPO)

Psychology; Social psychology

Emergency protection order (EPO) is an order under section 44 of the Children Act allowing a local authority social worker ( or a National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children officer) ...

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