Found 72 Articles for Social Psychology

Pro-Social Behaviour: Meaning & Characteristics

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 27-Dec-2022 10:32:01


Pro-social actions are those undertaken to benefit others. These deeds feel compassion for the needs, emotions, and safety of others. Demonstrating these Pro-social traits of caring about the feelings and well-being of others are examples of empathy and concern. Examples of pro-social activity span a broad spectrum, from providing aid and support to offering comfort and working together with others. The phrase was coined in the 1970s by sociologists to complement the more commonplace concept of antisocial conduct. What does Pro-Social Behaviour Explain? There are several ways in which the "helping" might benefit from engaging in acts of kindness, in ... Read More

Prejudice and Discrimination

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 27-Dec-2022 10:29:54


Sometimes people confuse prejudice with discrimination because they are closely tied to one another, and though they are distinct from one another and have various meanings. A prejudice is a bias that develops through time and is held either against it or in favor of a certain group of people or an object. However, when we talk about racism, we talk about how we treat these objects and individuals. Because we dislike somebody else, we have strong preconceived notions about it or him and may even begin to treat him unfairly. Humans are born with a bias towards some groups. ... Read More

Persuasion: Meaning & Principles

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 27-Dec-2022 10:26:57


To persuade someone is to be able to change their mind by presenting them with sufficient evidence to support the position one is taking. People need the ability to persuade others to see things from their perspective in the workplace, and the capacity to influence others might be useful in various professional settings. In this post, we will define persuasion and look at several techniques that may help one become a more persuasive communicator What is Persuasion? A wide variety of academic fields examine the phenomenon of persuasion. Dialectic is an ancient topic that examines persuasive communication via the written ... Read More

Personal and Cultural Influences on Aggression

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 27-Dec-2022 10:24:25


Personality traits associated with the perception of danger in the presence of others are strong predictors of Hostile behavior. Individuals who undergo a considerable amount of negative affect, especially those who tend to regard others as dangerous, are likelier to be violent. This is especially true for individuals who believe the people closest to them reject them. Meaning of Personal and Cultural Influences on Belligerence Thus, aggressiveness includes a wide variety of activities in our social relationships that are designed to cause damage to others. Belligerence often manifests as physical Belligerence intending to injure the victim, such as a blow ... Read More

Person, Gender, and Cultural Differences in Conformity

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 27-Dec-2022 10:19:13


There seems to be some "ideal" middle ground between being too like others and too distinct from them that people prefer. People try to boost their social acceptability when they feel too distinct from others, but they want to stand out when they feel too identical. Studies have shown that individuals with low levels of self are more inclined to comply than their more confident counterparts. People with poor self-esteem have a larger desire to feel like they belong. Thus it seems reasonable that they would value social acceptance more. People who rely on others and have an intense need ... Read More

Obedience Theory

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 27-Dec-2022 10:15:19


Obedience is a social influence in which an individual does something in the direction of an authoritative figure. It is not the same as complying with someone else's wishes or even just following the rules (which involves altering your behavior to go along with the rest of the group). On the other hand, obedience entails changing one's actions because of a command from someone in a position of authority What is Obedience Theory? It is generally agreed that obedience is distinct from both compliance (behavior influenced by peers) and conformity (conduct intended to resemble that of the majority). Depending on ... Read More

Impression Formation: Meaning & Significance

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 26-Dec-2022 13:44:54

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The term "impression formation" refers to the mental process wherein we build an opinion about a person's qualities after taking in all the information we can about their personality and actions. If a new hire in our company, for instance, arrives on her debut day of work wearing a sloppy, wrinkled dress, we could have a bad impression of her and assume that her work would also be sloppy. Despite this, first impressions are only sometimes reliable. Depending on how often the worker impresses us with her performance, we may come to think of her in a different light What ... Read More

Obedience: Meaning and Characteristics

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 26-Dec-2022 13:22:35


Submission to authoritative figures and doing what they say is a kind of social influence known as obedience. It is not the same as complying (when someone else tells you to change your conduct) or conforming (when you change your behavior to fit in with others). On the other hand, obedience is changing one's conduct because of a command from someone in a position of authority. What is Obedience? "There have been studies with people from different nations, younger individuals, and different methods. The same fundamental outcome is always achieved: many individuals quickly embrace an institution's control, even when doing ... Read More

Measurement of Interests

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 26-Dec-2022 13:20:20


Fortunately, the part of a human effort known as interest is currently well on its way to being clarified and measured more effectively. Psychologists first mostly only experimented with the idea. In their earlier experimental research, psychologists did not show much concern for guiding principles, even though educators had constructed educational systems from interest-loaded centers. Everything appeared to depend on the specific technique easily accessible for data collection. Lists of children's preferences for games, books, radio and cinema shows, comic strips, etc., were compiled. Investigators have overlooked integration with other behavioral features even in more recent years. In general, interest ... Read More

Measurement of Value

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 26-Dec-2022 13:17:40


Since values are closely related to behavior, much research has been done over the years on values in the workplace. Values are firmly held beliefs that serve as a foundation for individual and group decision-making. Since they justify personal behaviors taken in pursuit of highly valued goals, cultural values are the overarching objectives that members of a social institution pursue. Because they establish what attitudes and behaviors are considered normal, cultural values significantly impact how social institutions work. The broad objectives that members are expected to pursue and are encouraged to do so constitute the cultural values of that organization ... Read More