the psychological study of social behavior, especially of the reciprocal influence of the individual and the group with which the individual interacts.
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Origin of social psychology
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby social psychology
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British Dictionary definitions for social psychology
psychol the area of psychology concerned with the interaction between individuals and groups and the effect of society on behaviour
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Medical definitions for social psychology
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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