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Social Comparison  

Zlatan Krizan

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Mar 2018
Social comparison activity is one of the most important spheres of human functioning; it is necessary for appraising where one stands within his or her community and for establishing ... More

Social Categorization  

Craig McGarty

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Mar 2018
Categorization is a process whereby we make sense of the world around us by separating things into different classes or groups. When we learn which categories that objects belong to, we ... More

Self and Identity  

Sanaz Talaifar and William Swann

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Mar 2018
Active and stored mental representations of the self include both global and specific qualities as well as conscious and nonconscious qualities. Semantic and episodic memory both ... More

Immigration, Migration, and Culture  

Victoria M. Esses

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Mar 2018
Migration is the movement of people from one location to another, either within a country (internal migration between cities or regions) or between countries (international migration). ... More

Gender in a Social Psychology Context  

Thekla Morgenroth and Michelle K. Ryan

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Mar 2018
Understanding gender and gender differences is a prevalent aim in many psychological subdisciplines. Social psychology has tended to employ a binary understanding of gender and has focused ... More

Communication and Intergroup Relations  

Jake Harwood

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Mar 2018
The subfield of communication and intergroup relations attempts to disentangle the ways in which human message exchange is influenced by, and itself affects, relations between social ... More

Cognitive Consistency in Social Cognition  

Skylar M. Brannon and Bertram Gawronski

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Mar 2018
The desire to maintain consistency between cognitions has been recognized by many psychologists as an important human motive. Research on this topic has been highly influential in a ... More

Psychological Responses to Scarcity  

Jiaying Zhao and Brandon M. Tomm

Scarcity is the condition of having insufficient resources to cope with demands. This condition presents significant challenges to the human cognitive system. For example, having limited ... More

Modeling in Sport and Performance  

Barbi Law, Phillip Post, and Penny McCullagh

Modeling and imagery are distinct but related psychological skills. However, despite sharing similar cognitive processes, they have traditionally been investigated separately. While ... More

Group Processes  

Charles Stangor

Group process refers to the behaviors of the members of small working groups (usually between three and twelve members) as they engage in decision-making and task performance. ... More

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