Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian University
Tomasz Grzyb, Dariusz Doliński
Wrocław Faculty of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Social influence is common in daily interactions. Each individual many times a day is influenced by social practitioners and tries more or less successfully to influence others. Researchers have been interested in studying the mechanisms of social influence from the early beginning when social psychology has emerged. However, for many decades the social influence research seemed to be underrepresented in social psychology domain. This trend reversed at least from the 70-ies of the XX century and particularly during the recent 6 years psychology of social influence seems to be spectacularly noticeable. In this special issue of the Social Psychology (Psychologia Społeczna) we try to correspond with the growing interest of studying the social influence. We present some selected works of Polish social psychologists who are investigating compliance with social influence. Most of them represent both social psychology and other areas of interests like: individual differences approach, psychology of self, language, mimicry, embodied cognition, ethical issues.
Keywords: social influence, techniques of social influence, compliance, individual differences, self, language, mimicry, embodied social cognition, ethics
Cite this article as:
Spiewak, S., Grzyb, T., Dolinski, D. (2017). Current trends in social influence research: Empirical perspective. Psychologia Społeczna, 40, 9-13. doi: 10.7366/1896180020174001