Found 72 Articles for Social Psychology

Theories of Attitude

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 29-Dec-2022 10:17:58

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Everyone has their own opinion regarding a particular topic. However, how is that opinion formed? Does one analyze things on their own and then form that opinion or attitude, or one sees another person having that notion, so they imbibe it from there? How are attitudes formed, and is behavior influenced by what we think? Does behavior influence attitude? If we have an attitude about something, is it that strong or lacks strength? Can attitudes be learned, or do social factors influence them? Meaning of Attitude A definable abstract or tangible object or statement may elicit a positive or negative ... Read More

The Violence Around Us

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 13:47:54


Although many people assume and react to violence as if it were a natural part of being human, attitudes are changing, and avoidance of violent behavior and its outcomes is receiving more attention. More knowledge of this multifaceted problem is required for preventative efforts to be effective. While it may be difficult to address the intricate nature of violence and its origins and effects, considering the wide discrepancies in morality that exist throughout the globe, we must do so to safeguard human life and self-respect successfully. Meaning of the Violence Around us To qualify as violent, an act must be ... Read More

The Social Self

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 13:45:19

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The ability to interact with, relate to, and see oneself concerning others. It includes confidence, communication skills, self-worth, body image, empathy, and relationship building. Abnormal forms of social functioning include excessive unprovoked aggression, a strong sense of being detached from reality, or suicidal intentions. What is the Social Self? Taking a social perspective on one's identity requires us to learn about ourselves via the words and observations of others. This manner of thinking about the self ignores the inner life, the material self, and the pure ego, all of which are essential components of the whole. As the social self ... Read More

Role of Affect: Emotions and Mood

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 13:41:34


The word "Affect" describes a wide variety of intense states humans might feel. It is an embodiment of feelings and temperaments. Emotion is a strong, fleeting sensation often aimed toward a specific object or person. Expressions of the face and the body may frequently be a good indicator of an individual's intense state. Unlike mood, which is triggered by specific situations, a person's mood might exist without any external triggers. Moods might last for hours or even days, whereas moods tend to be fleeting. Neglected feelings might develop into clinical depression. Moods may shift from one condition to another if ... Read More

The Cognitive Self

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 13:37:53


Utilizing one's abilities and learning more about oneself and the environment around us is an important part of cognitive self-care. By continually educating and testing themselves, those who engage in cognitive self-care foster a state of mind conducive to personal development. Learning something new is a great mental workout that can help you focus more, remember details more clearly, and sharpen your critical thinking ability. Reading, solving difficult riddles, hearing to lectures, learning a different language or playing instruments, exploring a new hobby, and tutoring and teaching others are all excellent ways to stimulate cognitive development. What is the Meaning ... Read More

Biological and Emotional Causes of Aggression

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 13:29:54


We see all the killing and mayhem daily, and it is easy to think that hostility is hardwired into the human condition. That people are inherently bad and only social norms can rein in their violent impulses. On the other hand, humans are peaceful beings who become hostile due to cultural conditioning. Explaining Biological and Emotional Causes of Aggression One area of the brain, the amygdala, controls how we interpret and respond to threats and danger. The amygdala is linked to the sympathetic system, facial reactions, olfactory processing, and the production of stress and arousal-related neurotransmitters, all of which are ... Read More

Strategies for Fostering Values

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 12:49:36


Since morality concerns the cultivation of a person's intrinsic values, they are of paramount importance. Second, a lack of value-based design in education's strategic functions contributes to the field's current worldwide crisis. Attitude formation based on values is a nuanced procedure. The moral code is the most resistant to radical shifts in internal culture. Young people and even some adults lack the fixed ideas and routines that adults take for granted. Since they are still forming their connection to the outside world, they are more malleable and open to outside influences. What are Strategies for Fostering Values? Teaching children early ... Read More

Social Role Theory: Meaning & Characteristics

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 12:26:23

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"Social role theory" studies how men and women interact. The main idea is that social roles determine men's and women's points of convergence. Daily actions reinforce gendered specialization. In industrialized nations, women work with young people at home and work. Men are statistically more likely to be the primary achievers in their households and work full-time in the paid economy, especially in occupations that necessitate physical strength, assertiveness, and leadership. What does Social Role Theory Explain? According to theory, which can be found in developmental psychology, most people's everyday actions are performances of predetermined roles established by society (e.g., mother, ... Read More

Social Psychology: Meaning & Theories

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 12:22:50


Many researchers in the field of social psychology study various aspects of human nature. Others use personality science in the real world by advising companies on recruiting and training staff, assessing the efficacy of training materials, finding methods to empower individuals to decrease waste, or mediating conflicts between workers or enterprises. There is a wide variety of careers and settings open to cognitive scientists since their training to integrate their understanding of human habits with quantitative research methodologies. Many of the profession's cognitive scientists work in academic settings, where they lecture, teach, and maintain social psychology labs. Other personality researchers ... Read More

Social Perception: Meaning & Theories

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 28-Dec-2022 12:20:26


Understanding social positions, conventions, and beliefs in various contexts are also included here. To understand how people feel, we may look at their outward demeanor, words, and social gestures. People frequently express themselves nonverbally via a combination of facial movements, inflection, hand movements, as well as nonverbal cues. Recognizing that other people disapprove of what you said because they have rolled their eyes is a practical use of cultural cognition. The viewing, attributing, integrating, and verifying are the four pillars of cultural cognition Observations provide the materials for cultural cognition, influenced by three factors: individuals, contexts, and actions. Individuals rely ... Read More