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  Social psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social Psychology is usually considered a subfield of either psychology or sociology, though there are differences depending on which discipline we are referring to.
One underlying problem for the social psychologists is whether or not their studies can or should ultimately be understood in terms of the meaning and consciousness behind social action, as with folk psychology, or whether or not more objective materialist and behavioral facts are to be given exclusive study.
The goal of social psychology is to understand naturally occurring cognition and behavior in a social context, but the very act of observing people in social contexts tends to influence and alter their behavior.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_psychology   (6163 words)

 Seeking Social Grounds for Social Psychology
Mainstream social psychology, has been, and continues to be, firmly committed to the metaphysics and methods of traditional experimental psychology, which, as it evolved in the present age, has attempted to borrow methods and metaphysical assumptions from the natural sciences (cf., Danziger, 1990).
It would be a social psychology that would seek to articulate the fundamentally ethical character of our relations and social exchanges with one another, opening a discourse within which the parameters of ethical life would emerge as the primary subject matter.
A social psychology thus grounded would not begin with the thesis that individuality must be overcome in order to establish intimacy, but that the false consciousness of individualism must be overcome so that intimacy may reveal itself.
theoryandscience.icaap.org /content/vol003.002/gantt.html   (7632 words)

 Social Psychology
Social learning theory is a general theory of human behavior, but Bandura and people concerned with mass communication have used it specifically to explain media effects.
Social psychology traditionally has been defined as the study of the ways in which people affect, and are affected by, others.
Correlations with social indices (e.g., divorce rates, crime rates) suggest that decreases in social connectedness and increases in environmental dangers may be responsible for the rise in anxiety.
www.psychology.org /links/Environment_Behavior_Relationships/Social   (1771 words)

 Social-Personality Psychology : Program Overview
The program provides strong preparation in the theoretical foundations of social and personality psychology, and it couples this training with an emphasis on the application of psychology to social issues and policy.
The goal of the program is to prepare social and personality psychologists who will contribute to the development of psychology and whose research will aid our understanding of human behavior and the solution of social problems.
Our philosophy is that broad preparation in psychology and social science methodology is essential to Ph.D. training, because the problems that social and personality psychologists will study in the coming decades will differ from those currently researched.
web.gc.cuny.edu /Psychology/socpersonality   (1136 words)

 Rutgers Psychology Graduate Social Home
Social Psychology faculty members use a wide variety of state of the art research methods, including the latest computer based procedures for assessing unconscious beliefs and attitudes, sophisticated computer algorithms for uncovering and displaying personal identity and other cognitive structures, and structural equation modeling of naturalistic and laboratory data.
Social and Health students are part of a larger multidisciplinary group that draws upon members of the Clinical, Cognitive, and Biopsychology/Behavioral Neuroscience Areas.
We bring together leading social and behavioral scientists engaged in the study of self/identity to increase the understanding of both social identity and to apply self and identity research in pursuit of improving the human condition.
psych.rutgers.edu /program_areas/soc/soc.html   (1062 words)

 Edward Alsworth Ross: Social Psychology: Table of Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Social psychology explains both society and the individual.
Social isolation; the Jews; guest-friendship among the Greeks.
Effect of the ripening of the social mind upon individuality: the integration of culture; the diversification of culture.
spartan.ac.brocku.ca /~lward/Ross/Ross_1919/Ross_1919_toc.html   (1125 words)

 Social Psychology Arena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frontiers of Social Psychology is a new series of social psychology books, which aims to bring together the very latest research in the discipline.
We've updated our Social Psychology Conferences listings with an interactive map (see screenshot, right), allowing you to see, at a glance, all of the events that are coming up near you.
Psychology Press and Routledge publish numerous academic peer-reviewed journals in academic psychology, while the Taylor and Francis group as a whole publish over 950 journals.
www.socialpsychologyarena.com   (1435 words)

Amid this multitude of social science disciplines is social psychology which, as can be inferred from its label, involves the ways in which both social and mental processes determine action.
Wesleyan's Social Psychology Network) are inclined to give greater attention to the bearing of thought processes, personality characteristics, and their changes across the life-cycle.
As opposed to psychology's atomization of the human condition, focusing on the self and its inner workings, sociologists' attention is directed toward human connections.
www.trinity.edu /~mkearl/socpsy.html   (779 words)

 A Social Psychology Glossary
An important perspective in social psychology that emphasizes the combined effects of both the person and the situation on human behavior.
A socially defined position occupied by a person in society that is very important in shaping his or her self-concept and life choices.
The theory that the amount of social influence others have depends on their number, strength, and immediacy to those they are trying to influence.
www.richmond.edu /~allison/glossary.html   (3999 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Psychology: Social
Nijmegen Cultural Psychology Group - Research group focusing on youth culture, male-female relationships, sexual behavior, the construction of a philosophy of life, and the contemporary development of new religious forms.
A Sociological Social Psychology - A tour through social psychology from the nature-nurture debate through to the psychology of urbanisation, all from a sociological perspective.
Traffic Psychology - Research articles on the social psychology of driving and road rage, by Leon James, Professor at the University of Hawaii.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Social   (735 words)

 social psychology
The Social Psychology Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students for scholarly careers in academic and other research settings.
There are also a variety of faculty both in Psychology and other departments with strong backgrounds and interests in social psychology and related areas.
As a group, the faculty in social psychology focus their experimental research on topics related to the self-concept, self-esteem, prejudice, stereotyping, culture, personality and coping.
psychology.arizona.edu /programs/g_each/social.php   (375 words)

 Social Psychology
Social Psychology 7/e by renowned author David Myers continues to set the standard by which other Social Psychology texts are judged.
This edition includes a greater emphasis on social psychology applications to both work and in life, and uses video clips and vignettes to emphasize the relevance of social psychology research.
This edition of Social Psychology also marks the introduction of the Social Connection video series, which follows Myers organization and brings classic research to life.
highered.mcgraw-hill.com /sites/0072413875   (151 words)

 Social Psychology @ IUB
Social psychology is the study of the mental operations that underlie individuals' perceptions of, influence over, and interactions with other people.
In addition to meeting departmental requirements, social psychology students are expected to gain substantial conceptual and empirical knowledge within social psychology by taking core courses designed to cover the field.
Students are expected to obtain a broad background in social psychology by taking advantage of the range of topical seminars offered by program members, as well as by participation in the program’s weekly area meetings, and speaker series, which attracts many prominent social and personality psychologists to the campus.
www.indiana.edu /~psych/area_programs/social_prog.html   (459 words)

 Institute of Social Psychology
Founded in 1964, as a Department of Social Psychology at LSE, and now located within the Department of Sociology, the Institute has one of the largest concentrations of social psychologists in Europe with 11 members of staff and over 140 graduate students enrolled on four specialist Masters programmes or conducting research towards a PhD.
The broad project of Institute of Social Psychology is to understand, through theoretical development and empirical research, the social processes that emerge at the intersection between the individual and wider societal contexts.
In this way social psychology has many links with other academic disciplines and research groups in the LSE and beyond.
www.lse.ac.uk /collections/socialPsychology   (209 words)

 USI: Sociology Department-Social_Psychology.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Controlling Social Perceptions by Dave Schweingruber.  He discusses the differences in Goffman's Dramaturgy and Garfinkel's Ethnomethodology in Social Perception.
Social Identity:   An introductory discussion of Social Identity theory.
Social Psychology Papers by Buck Kaplan--original writings from several leading theorists in social psychology.
www.usi.edu /libarts/socio/socpsy/socpsy.htm   (1525 words)

 Department of Social Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Social psychology is a discipline concerned with the systematic study of humans in interaction with their social environment.
The Department of Social Psychology, established in 1963 within the Faculty of Social Sciences, is one of the few departments in Europe which is specialised exclusively into social psychology, with a fullscale curriculum in the discipline.
In Scandinavia it is unique, being the only independent department of social psychology.
www.valt.helsinki.fi /sospsyk/english   (114 words)

 Social psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the interpersonal section of the relations and the processes of the group, one does not require any hard copies of the manuscript, unless they are solicitd specifically.
The attitudes and the social section of the cognition and the interpersonal section of the relations and the processes of the group have adopted a policy of the revision masked for all the submissions.
The original figures of the color can be printed in color in the editor and the discretion of the publisher provided $255 author decides to pay a figure, $425 for two figures, $575 for three figures, $675 for four figures, and $55 for each additional figure.
psychology.flohere.com /social-psychology.htm   (1457 words)

 Psychology and Mental Health Classroom at ALLPSYCH Online
Everybody has heard of peer pressure, but most people argue that they are not affected by it, or at least not affected as 'most people.' The truth is, we are all affected by the people we interact with, many of whom we don't even know personally.
Our social environments play a significant role in how we view ourselves, and conversely, how we see ourselves impacts our view of the world.
This chapter will discuss the various aspects of social psychology and the role these play in our everyday lives.
allpsych.com /psychology101/social_psychology.html   (172 words)

 Amazon.com: Social Psychology (5th Edition): Books: Elliot Aronson,Timothy D. Wilson,Robin M. Akert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Offers thorough chapters on methodology, social cognition, social perception, self-knowledge, self-justification, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group processes, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, and prejudice—with concluding sections on social psychology and heath, the environment, and the law.
Social Psychology with SocialSense CD-ROM and PowerWeb by David Myers
I would like to reiterate it again that the main weakness of the book is the author inability to distinguish between really important material and trivial or supplementary material as well as almost complete absence of connections between chapters.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0131786865?v=glance   (1552 words)

 Society for Personality and Social Psychology
With over 4,500 members, the Society is the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world.
The goals of the Society are to further the generation and dissemination of research in personality and social psychology.
For students interested in pursuing a career in psychology, you may wish to visit Social Psychology Network, which has an online career center and a search engine that includes material from our web site as well as its own resources.
www.spsp.org   (200 words)

 Social Psychology 342
Purpose: This course is designed as an introduction to social psychology, a subsection of general psychology.
The basic purpose is to acquaint you with the theories, methods and topical subject matter of social psychology.
Objectives: (1) to gain a knowledge of social psychology, its assumptions, theories, methods, and basic findings.
home.ubalt.edu /tmitch/342/342.htm   (461 words)

 Psy 385P Social Psychology
Ross, L., Amabile, T. M., and Steinmetz, J. Social roles, social control, and biases in social perception processes.
Greenwald, A. G., and Banaji, M. Implicit social cognition: Attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes.
Taylor, S. E., and Brown, J. Illusion and well being: Some social psychological contributions to a theory of mental health.
homepage.psy.utexas.edu /HomePage/Class/Psy385P/Swann   (841 words)

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