What makes you behave in certain ways with your friends and other ways when on the bus with strangers? Do you always do what your classmates tell you? How do we learn what is and isn’t acceptable in our society? Do people make better choices in crowds or worse ones?
These are just some of the areas that social psychologists study in their growing field of research. In this zone you could meet a psychologist researching how children learn how to treat other people, or someone looking at how different countries decide what food and drink is normal to eat, or a researcher studying how best to help criminals rejoin society.