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The social psychology is the science of the mind and society. Man as a social animal. There are typically distinctive human social institutions. It seems plausible to assume that the distinctive facts of human society involving an underlying psychology also distinctive, and determine social life aspects of our psychological functioning
The social psychology adopts the assumption that there are psychological processes that determine how society works and the way in which social interaction takes place. Social processes, in turn, determine the characteristics of human psychology.
It is this mutual determination of mind / society that social psychologists study. The concepts, principles, theories and explanations are always psychological, but in a special sense, assuming of course and always giving an interaction with social activity and social processes and products.
His particular focus is directed toward understanding social behavior, based on the social influence process. The distinctive character of social psychology is that it arises from two factors: a) interest in the individual as a social participant. Read the rest of this entry »