The experimental study of social behavior and psychological processes associated with social cognition, social behavior, and groups. One of the most famous experiments in social psychology was the Milgram experiment.
Some of the basic questions are:
- How do small group dynamics impact cognition and emotional states?
- How do social groups control or contribute to behavior, emotion, or attitudes of the individual members?
- How does the group impact the individual?
- How does the individual operate within the social group?