In this unit we aim to specify and define the subject matter of social psychology, and how to approach from different theoretical approaches.
It will differentiate between intrapersonal and interpersonal processes, structuring this part into three subsections covering both processes, and an intermediate that bridges the gap between them. The first of these, the Intrapersonal Process aims to help students to understand the mechanisms of socialization involved in social development and the construction of reality. Include social learning standards and norms, linking with the configuration of the structures and cognitive processes involved in social perception and people, and the causal explanations of their behavior. The next section is entitled attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes, and discusses how attitudes act as evaluative internal arrangements and its relationship to social behavior, prejudice and discrimination. The final section focuses on personal relationships and social behavior among individuals.