social psychology

(redirected from social psychologists)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

psychology

 [si-kol´o-je]
the science dealing with the mind and mental processes, especially in relation to human and animal behavior. adj., adj psycholog´ic, psycholog´ical.
analytic psychology (analytical psychology) the system of psychology founded by Carl Gustav Jung, based on the concepts of the collective unconscious and the complex.
clinical psychology the use of psychologic knowledge and techniques in the treatment of persons with emotional difficulties.
community psychology the application of psychological principles to the study and support of the mental health of individuals in their social sphere.
criminal psychology the study of the mentality, the motivation, and the social behavior of criminals.
depth psychology the study of unconscious mental processes.
developmental psychology the study of changes in behavior that occur with age.
dynamic psychology psychology stressing the causes and motivations for behavior.
environmental psychology study of the effects of the physical and social environment on behavior.
experimental psychology the study of the mind and mental operations by the use of experimental methods.
forensic psychology psychology dealing with the legal aspects of behavior and mental disorders.
gestalt psychology gestaltism; the theory that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms that cannot be split into parts.
individual psychology the psychiatric theory of Alfred adler, stressing compensation and overcompensation for feelings of inferiority and the interpersonal nature of a person's problems.
physiologic psychology (physiological psychology) the branch of psychology that studies the relationship between physiologic and psychologic processes.
social psychology psychology that focuses on social interaction, on the ways in which actions of others influence the behavior of an individual.

social psychology

n.
The branch of psychology that deals with the behavior of groups and the influence of social factors on the individual.

social psychologist n.

social psychology

the study of the effects of group membership on the behavior, attitudes, and beliefs of the individual.

social psychology

The branch of psychology concerned with the study of groups and their influence on the individual's actions and mental processes.
See also: psychology
References in periodicals archive ?
IU social psychologist Katie Van Loo said that if women are made to feel powerful, then they maybe protected from the consequences of stereotype threat.
AoWe have these internal negotiations going in our heads all day, even if we donAAEt know it,Ao said BenoEt Monin, a social psychologist who studies moral licensing at Stanford University.
Other theories advanced by social psychologists also seek to explain the abundant evidence that individuals discriminate in favor of others with equal or higher status and against those with lower status.
I intend to show that effective cooperation of behavior analysts and social psychologists is made possible by their shared interest in rule-governed behavior, and that together they contribute to a better understanding of the activities that constitute daily life.
For example, social psychologists would agree with behaviorists that when an individual faces a choice of several possible activities, the selection depends in large part on the consequences which the person experienced earlier and which are signaled now by discriminative stimuli.
It is designed for social psychologists and their students, with additional use by students and teachers of sociology, social anthropology, and cultural studies.
updates and streamlines the classic 1994 text by the late social psychologists Miles and Huberman.
Social psychologists believe that these very fast response times that people tend to exhibit for stereotypical pairs are a reflection of an unconscious, gut-level type of prejudice.
Many social psychologists continue to search for what they regard as inherent flaws in people's behaviors and attitudes.
This book offers perspectives from social psychologists and human resources scholars in nine European countries, the US and Canada in North America, and Australia and Japan in the Asia-Pacific region.
offer undergraduate students a textbook on social psychology that describes the social nature of human life and the methods social psychologists use to study it.
When mothers held these views, their sons and daughters with mental illness were more likely to come to see themselves in similar terms-what social psychologists call 'the reflected appraisals process.

Full browser ?