Originated by: Dr Jana Krivec
Social Psychology is the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Social psychologists typically explain human behavior as a result of the interaction of mental states and social situations.
They examine factors that cause behaviors to unfold in a given way in the presence of others. Social psychologists also study the conditions under which certain behavior, actions, and feelings occur.
This module looks the way feelings, thoughts, beliefs, intentions, and goals are constructed in the mind and how these mental representations, in turn, influence our interactions with others