Inpsychology, social psychology is thescientific study of how people'sthoughts,feelings, andbehaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.
Social psychologists therefore deal with the factors that lead us to behave in a given way in the presence of others, and look at the conditions under which certain behavior/actions and feelings occur. Social psychology is concerned with the way these feelings, thoughts, beliefs, intentions and goals are constructed and how such psychological factors, in turn, influence our interactions with others.
Social psychology is an interdisciplinary domain that bridges the gap between psychology andsociology. During the years immediately followingWorld War II, there was frequent collaboration between psychologists and sociologists.
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