Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Cacioppo, J. T., Berntson, G. G. and Aue, T. 2010. Social Psychophysiology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Social psychophysiology is characterized by the use of noninvasive procedures to study the relationships between actual or perceived physiological events and the verbal or behavioral effects of human interactions. The field represents the intersection of social psychology and psychophysiology. Social psychology, the older of the two spawning disciplines, is directed toward understanding the reportable and behavioral effects of human presence and interactions, whereas psychophysiology employs noninvasive procedures to study the interrelationships between physiological events and a person's reportable or overt behavior.
- social behavior;
- social psychophysiology