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Test 4-1: What is Social Psychology?

social psychology
study of how people influence others' behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes
social facilitation
enhancement of performance brought about by the presence of others
process of assigning causes to behavior
fundamental attribution error
tendency to overestimate the impact of dispositional influences on other people's behavior
social comparison theory
theory that we seek to evaluate our beliefs, attitudes, and abilities by comparing our reactions with others'
mass hysteria
outbreak of irrational behavior that is spread by social contagion