Social-Psychological Context

The environment of people grouped around a situation and the ways in which they view and interpret it. The social context influences how this situation or an individual is viewed. For example, a group of individuals watching a movie in a movie theater with their friends might interpret the movie or certain situations depicted in the movie in a way that is different from watching the same movie in a college or high school environment. While the first situation might be more pleasurable, the second might have a negative connotation if the course they are taking is a required course for the major and the groups of students in the class experienced some negative interactions among themselves during the semester. Depending on where the group ...

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