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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. In 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. Social psychologists typically explain human behavior as a result of the interaction of mental states and immediate social situations. In general, social psychologists have a preference for laboratory-based, empirical findings. Social psychology theories tend to be specific and focused, rather than global and general.

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An interdisciplinary field that explores the neural bases of social and emotional processes and behaviors, and how these processes and behaviors affect our brain and biology.

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Conformity that involves publicly acting in accord with an implied or explicit request while privately disagreeing.

Domain: Psychology; Category: Social psychology

Loss of self-awareness and evaluation apprehension; occurs in group situations that foster responsiveness to group norms, good or bad.

Domain: Psychology; Category: Social psychology

Group-produced enhancement of members’ preexisting tendencies; a strengthening of the members’ average tendency, not a split within the group.

Domain: Psychology; Category: Social psychology

Original meaning: the tendency of people to perform simple or well learned tasks better when others are present. Current meaning: the strengthening of dominant (prevalent, likely) responses in the ...

Domain: Psychology; Category: Social psychology

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