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The International Handbook of Psychology is an authoritative resource covering all the main areas of psychological science and written by an outstanding set of authors from around the world. The 31 chapters cover not only scientific but also applied cross-disciplinary aspects. Supervised by an International Editorial Advisory Board (IEAB) of 13 eminent psychologists and edited by Professors Kurt Pawlik and Mark R Rosenzweig, it is being published under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) by SAGE Publications Ltd in London. The International Handbook of Psychology will be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in psychology,

Behavior in the Social Context
Behavior in the social context
3.1 Introduction

Humans are a social species. This social nature provides the basic rationale for the present chapter' focus on the interaction between individual human organisms and their social context. First, we explore the reasons why humans are social beings and briefly consider the broad ...

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