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Social world: The social world in psychology refers to the complex network of relationships, groups, and social structures that individuals navigate in their daily lives. It encompasses friendships, work relationships, and broader societal connections. Understanding the social world is key to studying social behaviors, influences, and the development of individual identity. See also Social psychology, Socialization, Social behavior, Social identity, Lifeworld.
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Jerome Bruner on Social World - Dictionary of Arguments

Haslam I 238
Social world/information/stereotypes/complexity/Bruner: thesis: (Bruner 1957)(1):
BrunerVsTradition: social perceivers are not hampered by too much information about the social world but by too little.
Tradition: Walter Lippmann (1922)(2), but also (…) William James (…) famously wrote about the world as a ‘blooming buzzing confusion’ (James, 1890(3): 488), many psychologists believe that social perceivers are challenged by a confrontingly complex world and that, as a result, they need to shut some of this confusion out (even at the risk of oversimplifying it).
>Simplification/psychological theories
, >W. James, >W. Lippmann.
McGartyVsTradition: social perceivers instead seek to add to their stock of knowledge; (…) they seek out subtleties and concealed insights.
>Illusory correlation/McGarty.

1. Bruner, J.S. (1957) ‘On perceptual readiness’, Psychological Review, 64: 123–52.
2. Lippmann, W. (1922) Public Opinion. New York: Harcourt Brace.
3. James, W. (1890) Principles of Psychology. New York: Henry Holt & Co.

Craig McGarty, „Stereotype Formation. Revisiting Hamilton and Gifford’s illusory correlation studies“, in: Joanne R. Smith and S. Alexander Haslam (eds.) 2017. Social Psychology. Revisiting the Classic studies. London: Sage Publications

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Bruner, Jerome
Haslam I
S. Alexander Haslam
Joanne R. Smith
Social Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2017

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