Social Psychology


Social psychology is the scientific study of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, and implied presence of others. In this definition, scientific refers to the empirical investigation using the scientific method, while the terms' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors refer to the psychological variables that can be measured in humans. Moreover, the notion that the presence of others may be imagined or implied suggests that humans are malleable to social influences even when alone, such as when watching videos, quietly appreciating art, or even sitting on the toilet. In such situations, people can be influenced to follow internalized cultural norms.

Social psychologists typically explain human behavior as a result of the relation between mental state and social situation, studying the factors/conditions under which certain behavior, actions, and feelings occur. Social psychology, thus, is concerned with the way these feelings, thoughts, beliefs, intentions, and goals, are cognitively constructed and how these mental representations, in turn, influence our interactions with others.

Traditionally, the emergence of this discipline bridged the gap between psychology and sociology. During the years immediately following World War II, there was frequent collaboration between psychologists and sociologists. The two disciplines, however, have become increasingly specialized and isolated from each other in recent years, with sociologists generally focusing on more macro features (e.g., social structure)-as the prefix of socio- denotes a societal influence-whereas psychologist may be more concerned with more micro features. Nevertheless, sociological approaches to psychology remain an important counterpart to psychological research in this area.

In addition to the split between psychology and sociology, there has been a somewhat less pronounced difference in emphasis between American and European social psychologists, as, the former traditionally have focused more on the individual, whereas the latter have generally paid more attention to group-level phenomena. The VDEO pays full attention to everything in the field of social psychology. The training is Home Education and can be taken in your own time.



What is social psychology in simple words?

*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. In this definition, scientific refers to the empirical investigation using the scientific method.

*Why is social psychology so important?

Social psychology tries to understand group as well as individual behavior when reacting to or thinking about the social environment. Social psychology tends to study the behavior of people at a group level more than anything else. It tries to describe and explain human behavior by reducing it to psychological variables.

*What are the three major themes of social psychology? The major themes are:

  • Social cognition and perception.
  • The self in a social context.
  • Attitudes and persuasion.
  • Group decisions.
  • Attraction and close relationships.
  • Prosocial behavior.
  • Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

*What is the goal of social psychology?

The the goal of social psychology is to understand cognition and behavior as they naturally occur in a social context, but the very act of observing people can influence and alter their behavior. For this reason, many social psychology experiments utilize deception to conceal or distort certain aspects of the study.

*What are the Careers in Social Psychology?

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. ...
  • Human Resource Specialist. ...
  • Political Strategist. ...
  • Public Relations Specialist. ...
  • Social Services Representative. ...
  • Technology Designer. ...
  • Marketing Director or Manager. ...
  • Researcher.

*What are the major theories in social psychology?

The three theoretical perspectives in social psychology, known more generally as cognitive and intrapersonal, symbolic interactionist and structural, each represents different origins and intellectual affiliations and maintain a focus on different aspects of the individual and society.

Social psychology in a very realistic and recognizable context


Social psychology is the form of psychology that is closest to everyday life. Social psychology examines how people influence each other's behavior, thoughts, and feelings in daily life. The issues that are treated within social psychology are very recognizable for many people and this makes this education interesting for a very large target group.


About the Social Psychology VDEO Education

Psychology is about people. What they think and feel, how they behave. Social psychology focuses on how people interact with each other and how they influence each other's thoughts, behavior, and feelings.
With the recognized Social Psychology Home Education, you can take a look behind the scenes of any social affair. A conversation between two people, a party, a collaborative group, social interaction can be found at any time of the day.

The many recognizable situations make for a very practical Education that not only offers knowledge but which you can also use very well in everyday life. What can you do with this Social Psychology education?
Social Psychology education trains for a recognized degree and takes you through your daily social interactions with others. The recognizable situations and clear examples ensure that the teaching material really comes to life and can be easily applied in daily practice.

Immerse yourself in what really moves people
Social Psychology online education gives you a unique insight into the behavior of other people. You learn why people react in a certain way, and which behavioral patterns underlie this. Learn about interhuman behavior
Human behavior remains one of the most fascinating topics. By learning more about how behavior is caused and what considerations people make, you will also learn more about yourself and the people around you. Use your knowledge of psychology in everyday life.

With the practical information from this recognized distance Education, you can also immediately benefit from everyday life. This way you are more aware of factors that influence your behavior and that of others. Use your knowledge both business and private
The knowledge from this Online education is not only useful for private use. Even if you work in a profession where you work a lot with people, for example in health care, advertising, or politics, the insight you gain with this Online home education can be of great benefit.


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