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Unformatted text preview: 01/25/10 01/27/10 Chapter 1: Int roduction to Social Psychology I. Defining Social Psychology Social influence = the effect that words, actions or mere presence of other people have on our thoughts, feelings, attitudes, or behaviors.- Direct = ads, peer pressure, - Indirect someones presence (only liking a movie if someones watching it with you). Thinking about someone can influence how you behave.- ^Indirect study on who you write about can help determine how you see yourself (If you write about your mom, you have a sense of warmth. Write about dad sense of strength. Write about loved one compassionate) Social Psychology the scientific study of the way in which peoples thoughts, feelings and actions are influenced by real or imagined presence of other people. (does not rely on speculation) II. Relation to Other Disciplines A. Philosophy B. Personality Psych PP focuses on personality characteristics though....
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Chapter 1 - 01/25/10 01/27/10 Chapter 1: Int roduction to...

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