What is the Meaning of: Social Psychology | Concept and Definition of: Social Psychology


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Social Psychology began to develop at the beginning of the 20th century in the USA. It is a branch of psychology which assumes that there are the psychological processes that determine the way in which the company operates and the way in which social interaction takes place. These social processes are those that determine the characteristics of the human social psychology.
Social Psychology studies the mutual determination between the individual and his social environment. That said, this science analyzes the social aspects of the behavior and mental functioning.
It is worth mentioning several approaches within social psychology, such as psychoanalysis, conductisme, postmodern psychology and the perspective of groups.
Psychoanalysis considers that social psychology is the study of impulses and collective repression, arising within the individual subconscious to influence the collective and social.
The conductisme considers as social psychology is the study of the social influence, reason for which it focused on the behaviour of the individual regarding the influence of the environment or other.
Postmodern social psychology, social psychology is to make the analysis of the components forming the diversity and social fragmentation.
Finally, concerning the perspective of groups, each group of people is a unit of analysis with its own identity. However, social psychology studies human groups as an intermediate point between the depersonalized social and the individual-specific.
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