Social & Personality Psychology

Social and personality psychology is concerned with understanding how individuals function within small and large groups, investigating topics such as psychological traits, biological bases of social behavior, interactions between personality and social psychological variables, motivation, intergroup and interpersonal relations, multiculturalism, ethnic relations, prejudice, social justice, and responses of disadvantaged groups toward perceived inequality. These questions are addressed in both field and laboratory studies, which challenge and engage powerful intergroup and interpersonal processes. 

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