Image source: Unknown Description: The aim of this lecture is to introduce and discuss social psychology and more particularly, social processes, society, and culture. The lecture is targeted at first year undergraduate psychology students. Image source: Unknown Acknowledgements: This lecture is based on previous lectures on social psychology I have given, and partly also on the instructor slides and material provided by Pearson Education for Chapter 11 from Gerrig et al. (2008) Psychology and life (Australian edition).
Westen, D., Burton, L., & Kowalski, R. (2006). Psychology . Australian and New Zealand Edition. Queensland: Wiley. Also note: Allport's Classic Definition The scientific study of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of people are influenced by the real, imagined, or implied presence of others (Allport)
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<ul><li>Gerrig, R. J., Zimbardo, P. G., Campbell, A. J., Cumming, S. R., & Wilkes, F. J. (2008). Psychology and life (Australian edition). Sydney: Pearson Education Australia. </li></ul>References