For generations the field of psychology has debated whether an individual behaviour is a result of their personality or their social context (i.e. nature vs. nurture) and in attempting to answer these kind of questions, social psychologist has focus their studies in understanding the many factors and conditions that shaped human behaviour in social context, factors such as; how humans develop a ...
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... tasks compared to those without the presence of others (Crisp & Turner 2010).
Further studies and experiment in social psychology has shown how certain conditions and factors such as attitude and social influences can change or effect human behaviour, for example, studies on attitude has shown that we are not born with attitude but it’s something that humans learn through social learning with others and most importantly for social psychologist, studies also reveal that attitudes can serve as different functions for the individual and how attitude significantly affect the behaviours of people, Bandura’s (1977) social learning theory supports the view that one of the ways we learn behaviour is through the process of observational learning which in turn shows that attitude is learnt through the process of social human interaction (Mcleod, 2013 ; Baron & Byrne 2004).
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