Social psychologists study how the behavioral pattern of people is influenced by outside forces like other people in the society and social interactions. They study how a particular set of social groups affect the pattern of behavior exhibited by a single individual. A Social psychologist examines the personality, attitudes, motivations, feelings and emotional quotient of a person with relation to the environment he or she is exposed to. The field of social psychology, evolved during the 20th century in the United States of America. During the time of the World War II, many social psychologists studied the various facets of propaganda and persuasion and how they impacted the minds of people. It was only during the 1980’s and 1990’s that social psychology matured as a relevant field of study and application. Social psychologists also study why people are violent and engage in violence. They also study the reasons behind a set of stereotypes in society, prejudice as well as discrimination. Thus, Social psychologists provide a comprehensive study of different aspects of the society and its behavior. Here is a compilation of a list of famous Social psychologists. Read the biographies in this category and acquaint yourself with all the interesting facts and details about some of the prominent social psychologists including trivia, timeline and life history.
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