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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Is the Stanford Prison Experiment considered valuable by modern psychologists?

The Stanford Prison Experiment (see also the Wikipedia article) is taught to many psychology students because of its infamy and the media coverage around it at the time of the experiment. There have ...
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Lunar cycles linked with mental health issues?

From what I can find... Anecdotally, my mother used to work in nursing homes for the elderly and found that around the full moon, patients slept less and were more agitated. Anecdotal evidence ...
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Can a person be persuaded to become gay?

Can a person become gay? Can a person be persuaded to become one? I heard that gayness is correlated with some genetic characteristics so, I figured, laws against "gay propaganda" (e.g. in ...
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Do humans identify groups using music like birds do?

Some species of birds recognise members of their family by the specific songs they sing. Similarly this may be true with other animals such as whales. I wonder, does this explain social phenomena such ...
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Why do we get a high when we give our advice to someone we want to help? Almost as if our saviour-complexes are intensified

Why do we get a high when we give our advice? Almost as if our savior-complexes are intensified.
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Is an “individual perspective” in social psychology uniquely American and a “group perspective” uniquely European?

In the "social psychology" tag, it states: "Questions are addressed both from the individual perspective (American school) and group perspective (European school)." Is it valid ...
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What is archetype by jung? [duplicate]

I am currently reading man and his symbols < So i just want to understand what is archetype with example
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Psychological issues database

I'm aware of DSM and ICD databases as good and well-organized sources of information about clinical mental diagnoses. But is there any psychological issues database? (When saying "psychological ...
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What does a person's intoxicated personality actually say about them? [closed]

I have read through a lot of material talking about the different types of personalities a person may have while under the influence. But I am curious, from a psychological perspective, about whether ...
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Oedipus complex vs Yayati complex [closed]

Yayati complex is more dominant in the Indian sub continent where obeying the elders is considered dharma or duty. Hence , it is believed that Indian society is more tradition oriented rather than ...
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The effect of putting up a social media post of a sad event on the person's mental conditions

I know I have included a lot of sub-questions. So any partial answer addressing only parts of the question is also appreciated. After seeing a recent post, I came to wonder the possible effects of ...
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If a person with Parkinson's disease is young at 20 years of age [closed]

If a person with Parkinson's disease is young at 20 years of age, what should he do to get rid of it and what are its causes?
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What could measuring the N400 response to stimuli of inconsistent stereotypes tell us?

I'm working on a project proposal for a class on intergroup relations and thought this might be interesting to observe. Participants would be shown consistent stereotypical video clips (e.g. Asian's ...
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Best tests or questionnaires to measure person's ability to love

What are the best methods (questionnaires/tests/etc) to measure ability to love? So far I see those Light Triad Test (described in Scientific American) Big Five personality traits (OCEAN model) - ...
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Does empathy fail against complexity or is there a mechanism for suppressing imagination?

When somebody smiles, most people find it easy to understand that the person is happy, they don't even have to think about it. However, in the example of a beggar on the street, most people can ...
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Can we comprehensively know other humans purely from internet and book?

When we were kids, even a fellow kid from next neighborhood seemed to be mysterious and awe inspiring to us, especially if we had some hunch that he or she was rich. But as we grew up, we learnt so ...
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Why do we need to know why something is needed or relevant?

I have been doing some research for my thesis and one of the subjects I am researching is motivation. Something that I've generally noticed is that if we do not find something relevant or needed for ...
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How is psychohistory theory of deMause viewed in academia?

I've recently came across the psychohistory theory of deMause. To best of my understanding, it roughly tries to capture the common psychology of an era by analyzing the childbearing practices of that ...
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How to offer support to an American acquaintance with depression?

So, an online acquaintance of mine has mentioned that they're suffering from severe depression recently, and my natural response is to want to offer them support and encouragement - maybe suggest that ...
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Superego and Moral Standards

i am not well read in psychology, but when I dealt with Sigmund Freud and his Psychodynamic Theories, i couldnt answer a question by myself. Or maybe i dont understand it that much. My question is ...
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When delivering a bad news to someone, why shouldn't we show empathy at the beginning?

I've been preparing for a job as a customer service agent recently and there's a common topic called "delivering bad news". A bad news can be a delay in order or a delayed payment on the ...
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Is there any scientific evidence that lack of physical affection has adverse effects in human adults?

There is an often-cited quote by Virginia Satir, saying “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” This has been cited a lot, but I ...
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What is the term or theory to explain adopting behaviors when hurt by someone else

I have been trying to search for a term or theory to explain adopting behaviors when bad / hurtful things happen to a person. For example, if a person is abused and ends up being an abuser because it ...
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How does loneliness impair intelligence?

With the appearance of covid-19 and the measures that many governments have took to decrease the infection rates of their governing populations loneliness has become more common. I myself find it ...
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How does twitter allow certain people to perform mass manipulation?

Recently we have seen many billionaires doing mass manipulation with the use of twitter. Is there any line of research of the categories of manipulation these people are doing on twitter?
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Psychological explanation for the situations (in TV, movies, video games, etc.) in which a heated argument turns into a make out session

I have seen this kind of situation a lot on movies, video games, comics and other media. Basically Alice and Bob are having a very serious, heated and hostile argument, involving a lot of shouting and ...
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Do people have an innate preference to take matters into their own hands?

People usually want to make their own decisions. Those looking for spouses often listen to their inner romantic instincts and reject advice from more experienced people. Drivers are skeptical about ...
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Are we different or same?

I don't know if this is the right site to ask this, if not sorry for that I am new here...... I am wondering if two childs from different parents from different regions are kept in a completely empty ...
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What is the term used to describe a situation where person doesnt know that he/she actually knows something?

I was watching "Molly's Game" where a conversation between Molly and her psychologist dad appear in later life of Molly (Molly didnt have very good relationship with her dad and wanted to ...
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Is Eratomanic delusion just a type of Grandiose delusion?

Our professor taught us about these two delusions and upon further thinking I feel that Eratomania may just be a sub-part of Grandiose disorder. If this is the case then why are these studied as ...
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What's the difference between how a person with NPD views social hierarchies versus a non-disordered person? [closed]

Out of the FOG (a website on personality disorders) claims that NPDers manipulate social hierarchies in an entirely self-serving way that non-NPDers don't (which comes with the admission, of course, ...
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Does lack of social-economic opportunities for self-realisation and personal growth explain homophobia (at least partly)?

There is strong correlation between acceptance of LGBT in countries and the economic prosperity of the respective countries. As far as I have checked the literature then the mainstream research trend ...
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The BOOM of social media, related with new features of self-promotion, rather than chats to engage with others?

I was involved in a group project were we were connecting people with a PenPal, by receiving their stories. Unfortunately, people were being driven away because of PenPal idea. We changed the project ...
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About runtime error

Whenever we manage to turn on the TPLOpen1 after calibrating the eye-tracker, it keeps broadcasting the following error message. "Runtime Error!" The following runtime error occurred: Client ...
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Has the labelling and overshadowing effect from the Hannah Experiment been replicated?

"The Hannah Experiment" (Darley & Gross 1983) is cited as an example of labels biasing evaluation. This is described in "Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter" which I've paraphrased ...
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Psychology of dogpiling [duplicate]

What is the Psychological explanation behind hoards of people turning on someone, unfairly and unreasonably simply because others have turned on that person? It's like that hate just keeps gaining ...
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How do I find the right psychologist for myself? [closed]

Many psychologists resist disclosing their opinions on school prior to making an appointment. I want to talk about my problems with being bullied in school, and I don't think that a therapist could ...
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Is there research to support the idea that social networking sites could be improved to “feel more” in order to avoid “online disinhibition effect”?

Is there research to support the idea that social networking sites could be improved to "feel more" in order to avoid "online disinhibition effect"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What is the difference between “nudge theory” and “priming”?

I'm doing a minor in psychology and during my lesson in both psychological approaches and social psychology, this question popped into my head. For as far as I know nudge theory is about altering the ...
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Why do people tend to put stigma on a victim and not on the perpetrator?

Introduction: My personal observation is that most people, regardless of culture context, tend to put stigma mainly on the victim of a violent act and not (that much) on the perpetrator. It is always ...
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Reliable sources for society trust score?

It seems like that the general public [1,2,3] and some academics [4,5] believe that China is an exemplar society of low-trust. Most of my friends share the same beliefs. However, one data source ...
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Why is it so hard to let go of our insecurities?

It is very common to think about how people think about you, how you look, how you sound, and how you can display your best towards others. But more often or not delving too much into these feeling ...
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Are measures for Isolation and Frustration of Need for Relatedness interchangeable?

I am looking to measure satisfaction/frustration of the psychological need for relatedness (self-determination theory) at work. Have seen the scales by Van den Broeck et al. (2010), Longo et al (2016),...
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Why are most psychological studies not controlling for IQ and personality scores of their respondents?

Consider for exemple the stereotype threat, of which a recent meta-analysis can be found here. People try to assess how can a stereotype might explain a difference between two groups. However, they ...
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What is the “personality of a relationship” called?

I'm struggling to find this missing word, that I imagine would be part of the psychological literature. Personality is to an individual what ____________ is to a 1:1 relationship. Any thoughts? I ...
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Can people fake mental illness to gain sympathy?

In the last decade, a lot of famous personalities and celebrities have opened up about suffering from mental disorders, largely depression. This has caused the younger generation to accept and seek ...
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Are University Graduated WEIRD people psychologically different to Generally Educated WEIRD people?

A recent question was asking around the subject of WEIRD psychology [WEIRD standing for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic — an acronym seemingly coined by Henrich, et al (2010)] ...
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Research on the psychopathology of rapists

Since not all sexual assaulters are psychopaths or sadists as the media often chalks them up to ,there is scope to at least mend the thinking of some of the rapists, or any which haven't yet given in ...
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Techniques to combat sexism at school level

I am from India, and if you take a glance at the daily news you will see a lot of gruesome gangrapes and murders. Nirbhaya, Kathua rape case and the Hathras gangrape There are other such incidents ...
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Name for the tendency of people to believe authority has more control than they do?

Given an authority figure that in reality is not in control of whatever domain they're supposed to be in control of, some people have the tendency to ignore the evidence that the authority figure is ...

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