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- n. The branch of human psychology that deals with the behavior of groups and the influence of social factors on the individual.
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- n. The interplay between the individual and society.
- n. The study of how people and groups interact.
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- n. the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole
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Future-oriented people believe that when you choose a behavior, you choose its future consequences, but Zajonc, Bargh, and many others in social psychology have demonstrated that sometimes you do not choose a behavior.
Skepticism of the stages has been building steadily since the early 1970s, when Richard Schulz, then a twenty-four-year-old grad student in social psychology at Duke University, and his adviser, David Aderman, looked into the existing research to see if there was any support for the stages, which there wasn’t.