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Social Psychology Theories
An overview of the self-affirmation, contact hypothesis and deindividuation theories.
# 120937 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper discusses the general and personal usefulness of three social psychology theories. The theories discussed are self-affirmation theory, contact hypothesis theory, and deindividuation theory.

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"Higgins reports that a theory can be considered 'useful' when it contributes to both its field and its discipline by more thoroughly and comprehensively explaining a given phenomenon or phenomena and doing so in a coherent and testable framework. In other words, the theory contributes to a deeper understanding of human social behavior and thereby contributes to the field by offering a new framework of understanding which can then be tested for viability. However, a theory can also be useful because it..."

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