The study of the mind and mental processes, particularly as regards social interactions, focusing on the ways our actions influence others, and vice versa.
Social psychology is a hybrid discipline, a fusion product of sociology and psychology. (In contrast to psychology’s atomization of the human condition, looking into the self and its inner workings, the attention of psychologists tends to be directed toward human connections.) Social psychologists examine, for example, how people’s perceptions, belief systems, and behaviors are determined by their positions in social space.
- Social worker, clinical
Licensed clinical social worker.
- Socialized medicine
A medical system like that of a socialist country, in which medical facilities and payments are under government, rather than private, control. Most industrialized nations, including the US, have medical systems under some combination of state and private control. For examples, socialized medicine is practiced in Canada and Britain.
The identification of the genes that influence social behavior, the understanding of the influence of these genes on underlying neural and endocrine mechanisms, and the exploration of the effects of the environment — particularly the social environment — on gene action. The term “sociogenomics” is a new one. Sociogenomics is related to the established field […]
A term once used for someone with what is now called antisocial personality disorder.
- Sociopathic personality
Antisocial personality disorder.