Social Perception


Social psychology is a study of social interaction, the way people influence one another’s behaviours, feelings and thoughts. Social interaction occurs everywhere because man lives in society. This section of the book looks at a selection of important themes, such as conformity and obedience, forming impressions of others, ethnic attitudes, the attribution of causes to other peoples’ behaviour, and the helping of others in distress.


Cognitive Dissonance Social Perception Personal Space Intergroup Contact Authoritarian Personality 
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Further Reading

  1. Freedman, J. (1975). Crowding and Behaviour (San Francisco: Freeman)Google Scholar
  2. Gahagan, J. (1975). Interpersonal and Group Behaviour (London: Methuen)Google Scholar
  3. Reich, B. and Adcock, C. (1976). Values, Attitudes and Behavioural Change (London: Methuen)Google Scholar
  4. Wheldall, K. (1975). Social Behaviour (London: Methuen)Google Scholar
  5. Wrightman, L.S. (1972). Social Psychology in the Seventies (Monterey: Brooks Cole)Google Scholar
  6. DiMatteo, M. and Friedman, H. (1982). Social Psychology and Medicine (New York: Oelgeschlager)Google Scholar

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