Social Psychology Definition Paper

757 Words Aug 3rd, 2013 4 Pages
PSY/400 | Social Psychology Definition Paper | Julee Poole | | Jamie Uber | 7/29/2013 |

In this paper I want to explain what the meaning of social psychology is and how social psychology differs from other fields, such as clinical psychology, general psychology, and sociology. Also I will explain the methods used to research social psychology. |

Social psychology is the branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, including their origins and their effects on the individual. Social psychology looks at all different types of social interactions, including group behavior, social perception, leadership, nonverbal behavior, conformity, aggression, and prejudice. One thing to know about social psychology is that
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It also deals with why interactions with people make you change. When studying social psychology, we learn that others shape the way we act, the way we learn, others shape our behavior. We learn words form others, and we learn behaviors from others, so social psychology is something that is needed and needs to be studied and researched more to help others and help ourselves to figure out why we do what we do and why others do what they do. Research is needed in all form of science and social psychology is no different, we have to research to figure out all the forms of behaviors, intentions, the outcomes of a study that they are preforming. It starts with one question that needs to be answered, in that question they have to ask more questions, they have to preform test or studies to find answers, over and over again they ask different types of questions, to get different answers and when finally they get the answer that fits the question they move onto another question and start the process over. There are many ways that research is done; surveys are conducted, observing behaviors in a laboratory or natural setting, and research from other studies. There are many types of research that are done, but which one is the best? A question that many have tried to answer, but everyone is different and uses different techniques including; descriptive, correlational, and experimental research. Descriptive research is to find

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