Social Psychology

Psychology Quotes

Social Psychology Quotes

Last updated:
02 Aug 2005

Social Psychology Quotes

"Man is a social animal."
- Benedict Spinoza, Ethics

"There is as much difference between us and ourselves, as between us and others."
- Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1588

For some people friendship is the thief of time while for others time available for friendship is a measure of civilised life.
- Graham Little Bulletin 240401

"While the modern social psychologist does indeed need experimental, statistical, and computer skills, he needs also historical perspective.  He needs immersion in theories (both macro and micro).  Above all, he needs an ability to relate his problem to the context in which it properly belongs.  Sometimes the context lies in the traditions of academic psychology, often in sociology or anthropology, sometimes in philosophy or theology, occasionally in history or in economics, frequently in the political life of our day.  Sometimes the science of genetics or clinical experience provides the context."
- Allport, (1966, p. 17, quoted in Cherry, 1995, p. 1)


Cherry, F. (1995). The 'stubborn' particulars of social psychology: Essays on the research process. Routledge: London.