A large portion of the social science major is dedicated to the study of individual, group, and social psychology. Social psychology examines how the thoughts and behaviors of individual humans are influenced by the thoughts and behaviors of other humans in the various social groups in which they find themselves. Individual psychological theories focus more on individuals and the thoughts and behaviors that they manifest as relatively autonomous individuals. There are numerous theories that orient researchers in both of these fields. In this discussion, please explain a specific subfield of social psychology as well as individual psychology. Then, using the social psychological theory, explain your research population’s ideas, behaviors, and beliefs in relation to the key issue that faces this group. After doing this, then focus on a specific subcategory of individual psychology and explain a single individual of this population’s ideas, behaviors, and beliefs in relation to the key issue that faces this group.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.