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social psychology

the psychological study of social behavior, especially of the reciprocal influence of the individual and the group with which the individual interacts.
Origin of social psychology
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The student will be taught not only soil physics, but social psychology.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • The science of social psychology derives from it at one remove.

  • These values are social values, and are to be explained only by a social psychology.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • social psychology studies the individual in his social relations.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • In such ways the connection of regional geography, history, and social psychology becomes increasingly clear.

  • I hope shortly to deal more fully with the relations between sociology and social psychology.

British Dictionary definitions for social psychology

social psychology

(psychol) the area of psychology concerned with the interaction between individuals and groups and the effect of society on behaviour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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social psychology in Medicine

social psychology n.
The branch of human psychology that deals with the behavior of groups and the influence of social factors on the individual.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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