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Welcome to Social Psychology

Welcome to Social Psychology!

None of us lives in a vacuum. Just thinking about (certain) other people can influence our experiences and behavior. But more than that – we experience this world through other people, talking, learning, working or arguing with them.

We belong to different groups, which in turn are in contact with each other, perhaps even in conflict. Our daily lives are therefore shaped by social behavior – they are full of social psychology, which deals with human experience and behavior in social contexts.

Or, in the words of social psychologist Gordon W. Allport:
“Social psychology is the scientific study of how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.” (1954) 

In our teaching and research, we focus on topics such as bias in information processing, suggested memories, legal expectations of human memory, the effects of linguistic formulations, and intergroup conflicts.

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