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Social Psychology

the scientific study of the way in which people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people

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social influence

the effect that the words, actions, or mere presence of other people have on our thoughts, feelings, attitudes, or behavior

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Fundamental Attribution error

the tendency to overestimate the extent to which people's behavior is due to internal, dispositional factors and to underestimate the role of situational factors

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behaviorism

A school of psychology maintaining that to understand human behavior, one need only consider the reinforcing properties of the environment

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Construal

the way in which people perceive, comprehend, and interpret the social world

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Gestalt Psychology

a school of psychology stressing the importance of studying the subjective way in which an object appears in people's minds rather than the objective, physical attributes of the object

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Self-Esteem

people's evaluations of their own self-worth. the extent to which they view themselves as good, competent, and decent

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social cognition

How people select, interpret, remember, and use social information to make judgements and decisions