By briefly scanning chapter thirteen in our psychology book about social psychology, I have realized what a big part of everyday life it is. It is the way that people interact with each other in order to get them to do things. The definition of social psychology: the study of how people influence others' behavior, beliefs, and attitudes - for both good and bad. (Lewin, 1951) People look to others for comfort and guidance as well. An example was given in the book that mentioned turbulence in an airplane. When turbulence occurs, people often look to other, more experienced flyers, for reassurance that everything is okay. Social psychology covers taking directions and obedience. Taking orders and resisting orders is something that people develop over time. In this social psychological test, a sign is on each door listing either "men only" or "women only".
As you can see, these people tend to obey the signs even though there is no significance. Stereotypes, prejudice, and racism is also an affect of social psychology. Whether they are learned from their parents, relatives, or friends, these three terms have negative connotations.