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Social psychology is an important subfield of psychology.  
Thus, it is important to define social psychology.   What is
social psychology?   Below is one definition of social
psychology:

Social psychology is a subfield of psychology that
involves the scientific investigation of (a) how we
perceive and think about others, (b) how we influence
others, and (c) the nature of our social relationships.

     In order to appreciate the importance of social
psychology, and gain a better understanding of social
psychology, it may be beneficial to understand some of the
questions that may be addressed in social psychology
research.  There are many possible questions that may be
addressed in social psychology research.  Below are some
of the possible questions:

What determines whether we help others?

What determines the formation of friendships?

What are the possible biases in social perception?

What determines whether we are persuaded by a message?