Social Psychology Wa1 Essay

1768 Words Sep 26th, 2012 8 Pages
PSY 379
Module 1 WA

A. Explain how variables such as social interactions, cognitive processes, environmental variables, cultural context, and biological factors shape what social psychology is all about and how it is practiced.

Social interactions, cognitive processes, environmental variables, cultural context, and biological factors shape what social psychology is all about and how it is practiced in that social psychologists are mostly interested in an individual with emphasis on all the things that make an individual who they are and why they act and think the way that they do socially (Baron, Branscombe, & Bryne, 2008).
With that being said social interactions play a major role in our everyday lives in that things that other
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Obviously this is an undeniable factor that social psychologist have to examine and understand in order to understand an individuals social behavior.
Biological factors contribute the to practice and shaping of social psychology in that (and I totally agree probably more so than the text) we have inside of us certain tendencies that we received through genetics and the biological process. The text states that this has occurred do to variation, inheritance, and selection, which would insure our survival as a species and be passed on to future generations (Baron, 2008). I however without any scholarly or scientific backing believe that genetics play a role in who in what we are in our most raw state. I believe this because I have three children and some of their dispositions, characteristics and traits that they display was not taught or influenced but just in them. I definitely know this is the case with my oldest son who has a separate father from my other two children who have their father present in the household. My oldest son never sees his biological father and wasn’t raised by him but some of the things he does, says, expressions, tone of voice, personality is duplicate to his father (rather scary at times). Biological factors have to

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