Questions tagged [social-psychology]

For questions about the empirical and theoretical study of how perception, feelings, behavior, and cognition are affected by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Questions are addressed both from the individual perspective (American school) and group perspective (European school).

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What Does This Mean? [closed]

There's a guy that gave me a curious stare/prolonged gaze the other day. Let me back track a little. I do not get along with some of friends due to something that happened. He (the guy who stared at ...
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Best psychological tricks to get people to like you [closed]

I recently realized that I am being left out of after work hangouts and parties. I am not an introvert. I make a small chat when I run into people at work. I am not an extrovert either. I would not ...
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Why i feel too attached when falling in love? [closed]

I feel too attached to the girl I love, and can't be away from her, how to stop being too attached to her?
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How do counselors approach clients with fear of love? [closed]

For convenience, I will call the person with fear of love "she" and the person in her relationship "he". Symptoms: He feels the relationship beauty before, but it's not now He feels that he has to ...
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Intellectual Qualities vs Personality Traits

How do you think "intellectual qualities" may theoretically or empirically differ from "personality traits" (apart from the physical-difference variable)? And, if you were to make such a distinction, ...
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Death caused by “Failure to Thrive” (FTT)

This question, whilst to a degree can be seen as "common sense" in some respects, has puzzled me in other ways. Looking at the situations where Failure to Thrive (FTT) can cause death, even the ...
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Is there a term in psychology that describes being involved in something to a point of finding beauty in it?

More appropriately I am Looking for a word that describes fetishizing(placing too much importance in) something that you are involved with to a point of finding beauty in it i.e. the illusion of ...
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Psychology behind for historical bias

There is lot of movement in India currently going on rewriting history dealing with topics such as Aryan Invasion Theory and Ramayana and Mahabharatha I am guessing similar such ideas may be around ...
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Can willpower be trained?

Is willpower a well defined psychological concept? If yes, can it be trained? Clearly we can train willpower for some certain case, such as long distance running by say, distracting and ...
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Is practicing a conversation healthy? [closed]

In a couple of days, I will be facing important talk. It will be started with my monologue. I'm spending a lot of time on walks when I talk practicing what I'm going to say. I've heard that talking to ...
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Terror management theory: Is this a valid conclusion based on the conducted experiment?

I am currently reading the book ‘The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life’. I have to say that I am a bit skeptical about many of the statements posed, and I’m trying to identify why that is,...
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What predicts the severity of rejection pain?

A number of studies show that social rejection causes actual pain. Is there a study that focuses on finding the personality dimensions that predict the amount of such pain? For example, is there a ...
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How would I know if I've been brainwashed?

Thinking about the "re-education" camps in parts of the world. They attempt to replace one idiology in you head with another and is considered brainwashing. On the other hand, the first idiology got ...
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Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment with women

In the (in)famous experiment by psychologist Zimbardo at Stanford, also called the Stanford Prison Experiment, my understanding is that only males were selected. Is there any other analogous ...
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Do Humans Have a Biological Need for Hierarchies?

If I understand correctly, Jordan Peterson argues in 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos that hierarchy is natural and humans tend to form hierarchies. Are there any studies to confirm or infirm ...
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Special treatment of youngest member of a group

In the German language, there is a term for the youngest member of a family: "Nesthäkchen". Unfortunately, on Wikipedia I can't find any more details - only the book/film with the same title has a ...
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Does human psychology has a theory about most people only sees what they want to see? [duplicate]

The movie The Sixth Sense had perhaps one big theme: dead people only see what they want to see. But it does seem that can be more general: do living people actually do that too? This led to the ...
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How are role and behaviour connected?

Let us look at definitions first. A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation. It ...
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What are the basis for developing envy and/or resentment?

Why do some people develop envy or resentment toward others, and other people with the same experiences do not? Is there a way to learn to let the envy and/or resentment go. Example would be someone ...
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Is Contagious Yawning a Result of Brain Electromagnetic Waves Transmission?

Do there is a possible electromagnetic wave transmission between two individuals' brains that may cause contagious yawning?
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Name of an effect, negative amplification

I've read several times about an effect that turns up when you are in a conversation with a person and the person starts suddenly complaining about their job, hobby or relationship. If one confirms ...
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What fraction of the population has secure attachment style?

Attachment theory suggests that we divide attachment styles into secure attachment style vs insecure attachment styles. What fraction of the population would be classified as having a secure ...
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Is the average person more likely to sit near rather than far away from a stranger already sitting in a restaurant when it's otherwise empty?

A few years ago, I had been grocery shopping. On my way out from the mall-like building, I stopped at the empty "mini McDonald's" restaurant they had there, bought some food and sat down at a random ...
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On a variation of Trolley's problem. How to explain the survey's results?

It is not long since a friend of mine reported about an experiment they would do in their philosophy class, or rather, in their philosophy classes. At that time, his and the parallel class were ...
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Is there a protocol to cluster observed behaviour data? [closed]

I have observed a number of users in 3 public parks during the course of 2 months and have identified 60 different types of uses. I can't find a protocol to classify similar uses (not users) into ...
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Inabilty to integrate

I'm looking for a professional term that describes the problem of someone who has difficulties in fitting in / integrating in a given group, eg: a child in school. Thanks in advance!
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Has sharing non peer reviewed sources decreased or increased beliefs in pseudoscience?

I haven't found a detailed study of this, but here would be an example. If people shared a site that talked about the dangers of global warming, but wasn't peer reviewed, does this increase awareness, ...
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How is “socially gifted” or “social intelligence” defined “in a scientific way” or “semi-objectively”?

Something that has puzzled me is the concept "social intelligence" or "social giftedness". Partial illustration of problems: There do not exist consistent general values. implies: e.g. both "being ...
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How to reduce the chance of being manipulated?

What makes some people more suseptible to manipulation and having their opinions swayed relative to others? Are there character traits which highlight who might be more easily manipulated, or is it a ...
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A set of rules that defined requisites for two individuals becoming close. I can't seem to remember the rules of the theorem

A long time ago (early in my undergrad), in one of my Psychology courses, I was exposed to this list (not sure if it was some established, well known theory or just some list that my textbook had come ...
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Attractiveness bias, based on political views

I've noticed that if I agree with the political/cultural/religious views of a person, then he looks sort-of beautiful (physical appearance), even if he (or she) happens to be ugly. I've also noticed ...
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On which bases Porges claims that mobilitization activation inhibits perception of positive social signals?

I'm reading Polivagal Theory by Stephen Porges. There Is one statement that is not entirely clear ( Sorry if Im not using proper technical terms but that book Is one of the few which is not in english ...
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Are there studies in psychology on how psychology researchers design experiments?

For example, give subjects a research topic, and observe how they conduct psychology experiments, in order to study the psychology of those who are asked to study psychology.
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Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and Social-dominance orientation (SDO) in the World Values Survey

Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and Social-dominance orientation (SDO) are two measures often used in (social) psychology studies on political orientation, see e.g. a meta-analysis of Sibley and ...
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Purported exorcisms - can hypnosis cause a person to temporarily experience phenomena similar to those labelled as “DID”?

I've seen several videos/documentaries featuring (usually self-proclaimed) exorcists, both Catholic and Protestant, who perform "exorcism" ceremonies in which they "cast out demons". I'm personally ...
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How to measure/predict the difficulty of a conflict?

Question I want to conduct an experiment and I found that the difficulty of a conflict to resolve could play a factor in this experiment. I now need an easy way of measuring the potential difficulty ...
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Theory to predict technological change reaction [closed]

When machines are in control of society's work (assume all),what are the people'say reaction. Is there a theory that can predict humans reaction when something superior like this comes?(perhaps envy ...
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Is there a neutral term for people who tend to avoid face-to-face or video/audio communication?

Imagine a person who: Mostly prefers written communication (email, instant messaging) to making phone/video calls or seeing face-to-face Hardly ever watches videos on the internet. Prefers reading At ...
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Does social psychology include study of human cultures?

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), not a professional psychologist or anthropologist but a smart thinker and philosopher, believed that jealousy was one of the main sources of the sexual ethics of his time....
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Does denying climate change work similar to believing the earth is flat?

I have a vague idea how believing in a flat earth may work. (Not enough to write it down) But it still irritates me that an appreciable fraction of the general population in the US deny that climate ...
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is there any psychological condition that fits what I describe?

I was observing some condition. most people (that I observed), if they do something (mentally) to someone, they will tend to have the same feeling like 'the someone' is doing the same to them. ...
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Explanation of “I never thought I'd get this far” [closed]

There's a phenomenon where people get to a stage in life they never thought they'd see it and they don't know what to do. Why is that? Why is that when we're faced with a non-foreseeable dilemma we ...
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How do I score people on the Religious Orientation Scale?

Where can I find the scoring and analysis of the intrinsic-extrinsic religious orientation scale given by Allport and Ross (1967). I'm unable to find it anywhere. There is also a religious ...
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Is there a known reason why people feel a bit bad after other people do something for them?

There's an Thai word: kreng jai (the feeling of not wanting to disturb/inconvenience another person, or feeling uneasy due to your own request of someone) Likewise in Burmese the word "anade" which ...
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Is there any evidence of like/dislike buttons to society polarization and populism?

Many of us get attracted by number of likes and the easiness of like/dislike information on social media. Is there any research to put this behavioral patterns in context with society polarization ...
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From psychological point of view, how easy can public opinion be manipulated by politicians and media?

We have seen the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal in 2018 (wikipedia). While I agree that stronger regulations on the use of personal data should be enforced, but from a psychological point ...
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What is the name for this form of “influence”?

I have found that people are often "roused to action," activism and even zealotry by attributing either extreme of "nobleness" or "despicability" to their self or group identity. I don't know if ...
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cognitive Function and Causing someone to Learn

Children may elicit, either through active engagement or some feature of their personality or appearance, a response from their environment that might protect them from deprivation-related risk either ...
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In “The Great Hack”, what are the data points used in psychological profiling?

I just saw the documentary "The Great Hack" (2019) about Cambridge Analytica. In it, they were talking about “data points” to profile people to better target them and persuade them into voting a ...
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Is Jordan Peterson correct when he states that “as societies become more egalitarian, personality differences across genders maximize”?

There are many videos (for example, here, here, and here) where Jordan Peterson claims that as societies become more egalitarian, personality differences across genders increase. He is often stating ...