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Social Behavior What Is Social Psychology? Social Psychology: Scientific study of how individuals behave, think, and feel in social situations How people act in the presence (actual or implied) of others Need to Affiliate: Desire to associate with other people Appears to be a basic human trait Social Comparison: Making judgments about ourselves by comparing us to others Example: comparing our feelings and abilities to those of other
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Unformatted text preview: people Interpersonal Attraction Social attraction to another person Physical Proximity: – Physical nearness to another person in terms of housing, school, work, and so on Physical Attractiveness: – Person ’ s degree of physical beauty as defined by his or her culture Halo Effect: – Tendency to generalize a favorable impression to unrelated personal characteristics...
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