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Introduction_Outline 1 Outline: Introduction What social psychology is NOT. It is NOT common sense It is NOT sociology It is NOT personality psychology What social psychology IS. “Study of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals as shaped by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.” ~ Gordon Allport. How the individual interacts with the world around them. Others do not need to be physically present to have an influence on us. Why Study Social Psychology? Everybody has to deal with other people We study real world issues Social psychology has links to other areas of psychology Applications of Social Psychology Attitudes and attitude change Education Health Legal Issues Relationships to Other Areas
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Introduction_Outline 2 Limitations of Social Psychology Understanding is easier than predicting People vary tremendously Young science Cultural specificity Emphasis on basic research Social psychology quiz:
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