Social behavior theory and its roots – discussion
Cognitive psychology examines internal mental processes including problem solving, decision making, learning, memory, language acquisition and perception. This field of study looks at how individuals interpret their environment and how this affects their behavior.
Humanistic psychology emphasizes the importance of personal growth and an individual’s potential for self-actualization. It views each person as being uniquely capable of creating meaning in life while searching for purpose or direction.
Social psychology is concerned with understanding the influence that society has on people’s attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors. It looks at the effects that peers, family members or cultural norms have on one’s social behavior as well as examining group dynamics such as conformity or cooperation within groups.