Social Psychology

Social Psychology helps us to understand how society functions. In this section, you’ll find out about theories and approaches to go deeper in your interactions and find out more about those aspects of people’s personalities which help and hinder living alongside each other.

In-Group Bias: What’s it All About?

As social psychology tells us, people create categories and divide other people according to these categories. In other words, we create groups according to nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, and preference, among others. This implies that some people will be in our…

Leadership as Social Identity

What does it mean to be a leader? One of the questions social psychology wants an answer to is why people follow them. In the classic study of leadership, people look for characteristics that leaders have in common. But there’s too…

Social Laziness And How To Avoid It

Idleness is one of the evils of our time. Laziness, a lack of desire to work, too much available time… Something strange often happens when we work in a group – the whole is less than the sum of the parts. What…

What is Social Cognition?

What is social cognition? Social cognition is just the study of how we process information (Adolphs, 1999). To put it another way, the process includes the way in which we code, store and retrieve information from social situations. Currently, social…

12 Social Skills You Need to Succeed in Life

In almost all areas of our lives the ability to interact effectively with others — in other words, good social skills — make a huge difference. Social skills help us navigate social situations, integrate ourselves into groups, and communicate effectively. Maybe you aren’t…