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Social Psychology and Human Nature 4th Edition

Social Psychology and Human Nature (4th Edition)

Book Edition4th Edition
Author(s)Baumeister, Bushman
Section 1.1: A Brief History of Social Psychology
Section 1.2: What do Social Psychologist Do?
Section 1.3: Social Psychology's Place in the World
Section 1.4: Why People Study Social Psychology
Section 1.5: How do Social Psychologist Answer Their Own Questions?
Section 1.6: How Much of Social Psychology is True?
Chapter 1, Section 1.1, Quiz Yourself, Exercise 1
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The earliest social psychological experiments were conducted in the late 1800s by researchers such as Max Ringelmann and Norman Triplett. What was the topic of these early studies?
  • a. Aggression
  • b. Attitude change
  • c. Presence of others on individual performance
  • d. Prosocial behavior


The topic of the early psychological experiments that were carried out in late 1800s was Presence of others on individual performance. These studies were carried out by researchers like Max Ring Lemann in Norman Triplet.




c. Presence of others on individual performance

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