chapter  11
The Formation of Attitudes and Social Judgments in a Virtual School Class Environment
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H ow social is social psychology? Whatever the answer is to this frequently asked question, it is obvious that the mission and scope of social psychol-ogy go beyond the individual as unit of analysis. The social-psychological research program is by definition not confined to the study of intrapsychic functions, such as perception, learning, memory, emotion, and judgment. It is rather devoted to the description and explanation of the manner in which individual behavior comes to interact with meaningful situations involving other people and the way it is entrenched in groups, organizations, and cultural and ecological systems.