Chapter 13 delves into the topic of Social Psychology. Social psychology is the study people's influence on others' behavior, beliefs, and attitudes. Humans need interaction with others to function properly. If we do not have social interactions with other people we often become lonely and can suffer negative psychological consequences because of it. To avoid this loneliness most humans have social groups. Research shows the approximate size of these social groups is 150 and people have been gravitating to small groups for thousands of years. The part of the Social Psychology chapter that stuck out to me the most was the influence a group has on people. Humans often conform to the behavior of the rest of the group. This often happens even when people think that the entire group is wrong people will still conform to the unanimity in order to not be the lone one that is the outlier of the group. People do not fully understand the true power that other people have on them. A majority of people believe that social influence will affect them but when put into the situation they act as humans have for years and conform to rest of the group.
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