Social Psychologists

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.

 1 Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo
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Famous As: Social psychologist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Psychologist
Birthdate: March 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 2 Carol S. Dweck

Carol S. Dweck
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Famous As: Physiologists
Birthdate: October 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 3 Gabriel Tarde

Gabriel Tarde
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: March 12, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: May 13, 1904

 4 Graham Wallas

Graham Wallas
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: May 31, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 9, 1932

 5 Georg Elias Müller

Georg Elias Müller
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: July 20, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: December 23, 1934

 6 Morton Prince

Morton Prince
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 22, 1854
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 31, 1929
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 7 Harry Levinson

Harry Levinson
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: January 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: June 26, 2012
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 8 Fred Nadel

Fred Nadel
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: April 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian, British
Died: January 14, 1956
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