PSY 400 Week 1 Discussion Question 2 For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com We are all social animals. We all realize that much of what we do stems from our interactions with other people, but we often fail to appreciate the power of these interactions over our behavior and thought. If you consider it, you will be hard put to find anything you do or think that is completely independent of your social relationships. What about your values, or your ideas of what is right and wrong? What about your preferences or your daily decisions? The list could go on and on. Social psychology is the study of human interaction and the way it affects behavior. To put it more formally, social psychology is the scientific study of the many ways in which interactions, interdependence, and influence among persons affect the individual’s behavior and thought. Dr. John Schopler (1930-2001) Consider the above quote. Then, consider the concepts that we have covered this Week regarding social influence and the effects of socialization on the development of one's self and self-concept. Choose two concepts; explain them and illustrate how they have influenced your own personal development.