Handbook of Social Psychology


Author: Susan T. Fiske,Daniel T. Gilbert,Gardner Lindzey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470137495
Category: Psychology
Page: 1582
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Collects entries that discuss topics in the field of social psychology.

Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Richard J. Crisp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019871551X
Category: Psychology
Page: 136
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In this Very short introduction Richard Crisp tells the story of social psychology, the study of how society shapes behaviour, beliefs, attitudes, and values. Covering the history of the field, its key thinkers and major theories, Crisp discusses groundbreaking research in human behaviour. From attitudes to attraction, prejudice to persuasion, health to happiness, social psychology provides insights that can change the world.

Recent Advances in Social Psychology

An International Perspective
Author: Joseph P. Forgas,J. Michael Innes
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
ISBN: 9780444885197
Category: Social Science
Page: 543
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The field of social psychology was one of the largest broad disciplinary areas represented at the Congress, and the papers selected for this volume give a fresh and exciting overview of the current state of the discipline. The volume aims to present a well-integrated and balanced survey of contemporary social psychology that may be read as a book in its own right or used as an up-to-date work of reference. This volume surveys the most recent developments in social psychology with over fifty papers by outstanding researchers from all over the world. The major research areas covered include attitudes, values and beliefs, attribution research, social cognition, emotion and affect, social perception, judgment and decisions, interpersonal behaviour and communication, groups, leadership, social influence processes, the self, personality and social adaptation, socialisation and cross-cultural psychology. The volume contains both empirical and theoretical papers and is aimed at students and researchers in social psychology and in neighbouring disciplines, such as cross-cultural, cognitive, developmental, personality and clinical psychology, social work and sociology.

Social Psychology


Author: Catherine A. Sanderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471250260
Category: Psychology
Page: 640
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Psychologists have been searching for a reference that unifies the disparate topics of social psychology around a central theme. Social Psychology follows that approach as it presents the most fundamental concepts in the field. It touches on all of the major concepts researchers are currently addressing but is firmly grounded in the basic social psychological theories and principles. A single chapter is included on the impact of culture in psychology, focusing on how the findings and theories might differ in different cultures. Psychologists will benefit from two research studies in each chapter that provide a real world perspective of the material.

Social Psychology

Handbook of Basic Principles
Author: Arie W. Kruglanski,Edward Tory Higgins
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572309180
Category: Psychology
Page: 1010
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Now in a completely revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes that underlie social behavior. Leading investigators identify core principles that have emerged from the study of biological systems, social cognition, goals and strivings, interpersonal interactions, and group and cultural dynamics. State-of-the-science theories, methods, and findings are explained, and important directions for future research are highlighted. More than an update, this edition is virtually a new book. Many more chapters are included, and significant advances in social cognitive neuroscience, motivational psychology, and other areas are incorporated throughout. A new section addresses implications for applied domains, such as clinical psychology, health, and consumer behavior.

Social Psychology

Fourth Edition
Author: Eliot R. Smith,Diane M. Mackie,Heather M. Claypool
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136845119
Category: Psychology
Page: 740
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Using an engaging narrative, this textbook demonstrates how social processes are inherently interconnected by uniquely applying underlying and unifying principles throughout the text. With its comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary research—illustrated with real-world examples from many disciplines, including medicine, law, and education—Social Psychology 4th Edition connects theory and application, providing undergraduate students with a deeper and more holistic understanding of the factors that influence social behaviors. New to the 4th Edition: Each chapter now features 1-2 "culture" boxes, focusing on cross-cultural research on social psychological phenomena. Each chapter now features 1-2 "hot topic" boxes, where we highlight cutting edge and emerging findings. Many references updated throughout, with over 700 new references. A more comprehensive and user-friendly set of online supplementary resources will accompany the new edition. New co-author Heather Claypool of Miami University of Ohio.

The Social Psychology of Stigma


Author: Todd F. Heatherton
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309425
Category: Psychology
Page: 450
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The volume demonstrates that stigma is a normal - albeit undesirable - consequence of people's limited cognitive resources, and of the social information and experiences to which they are exposed. Incorporated are the perspectives of both the perceiver and the target; the relevance of personal and collective identities; and the interplay of affective, cognitive, and behavioral processes. Particular attention is given to how stigmatized persons make meaning of their predicaments, such as by forming alternative, positive group identities.

An Introduction to Social Psychology


Author: Miles Hewstone,Wolfgang Stroebe,Klaus Jonas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118823532
Category: Psychology
Page: 672
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This text has been specially designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, with contributions written by leading social psychologists, each an acknowledged expert on the topics covered in a given chapter. An Introduction to Social Psychology benefits hugely from an updated range of innovative pedagogical features intended to catch the imagination, combined with a rigorous editorial approach, which results in a cohesive and uniform style accessible to all. Full coverage of all the major theories and topics. Focused discussions of ...

Gender and Social Psychology


Author: Vivien Burr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134726910
Category: Psychology
Page: 184
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Explaining theory and research in an accessible but thorough manner, Gender and Social Psychology critically evaluates the contribution that psychology has made to the study of gender, examining key issues such a family roles and parenting, inequalities in education, jobs and pay, and the effects of media representation of the sexes.

Social Psychology

Sociological Perspectives
Author: Ralph Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351489720
Category: Psychology
Page: 810
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""A valuable compendium: broad In scope, rich In detail: It should be a most useful reference for students and teachers."" This is how Alex Inkeles of Stanford University described this text. It is made more so in this paperback edition aimed to reach a broad student population in sociology and psychology. The new Introduction written by Rosenberg and Turner brings the story of social psychology up to date by a rich and detailed examination of trends and tendencies of the 1980s.Although social psychology is a major area of specialization in sociology and psychology, this text Is the first comprehensive and authoritative work that looks at the subject from a sociological perspective. Edited by two of the foremost social psychologists in the United States, this book presents a synthesis of the major theoretical and empirical contributions of social psychology.They treat both traditional topics such as symbolic interaction, social exchange theory, small groups, social roles, and intergroup relations, and newer approaches such as socialization processes over the life cycle, sociology of the self, talk and social control, and the sociology of sentiments and emotions. The result is an absolutely Indispensable text for students and teachers who need a complete and ready reference to this burgeoning field.

Emotions in Social Psychology

Essential Readings
Author: W. Gerrod Parrott
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863776830
Category: Psychology
Page: 378
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This reader presents a collection of influential articles on the nature of emotions and ther role in social psychological phenomena, along with recent work that reflects the current state of the art.

Doing Social Psychology Research


Author: Glynis M. Breakwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470777095
Category: Psychology
Page: 400
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This practical text introduces students to all the principal data collection methods and data analyses used in social psychology. A student-friendly introduction to the data collection methods and data analyses used in social psychology. Describes the principal research methods and shows how they can be applied to particular research questions. Each chapter is written by a psychologist well known for using the method they describe. Methods presented include conducting surveys, constructing questionnaires, facilitating focus groups, running interviews, and using archival recordings. Topics used to illustrate these methods include identity processes, attribution, stereotyping, attitude change, social influence, communication, and group dynamics. Includes step-by-step exercises for students and notes for course leaders.

Social Psychology

Revisiting the Classic Studies
Author: Joanne R Smith,S Alexander Haslam
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 0857027565
Category: Psychology
Page: 217
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Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies is brought together by some of the world’s leading voices in this rich and historically significant sub-field of psychology. Since the end of the second world war, numerous studies have entered the canon of what we now understand to be ‘classical’, from Milgram’s ‘shocking’ obedience study, to Latané and Darley’s bystander intervention studies to Zimbardo’s now famous, controversial Stanford Prison experiment. This title provides a telescopic lens back to the past when investigations first began, then to the present day when new light is shining on these key pieces of research, to present a contemporary assessment of all aspects of social behavior.

Social Psychology


Author: Richard Gross,Rob McIlveen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317799755
Category: Psychology
Page: 449
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In everyday life we depend upon, interact with, influence are influenced by many people in situations that range from brief single encounters to the special relationships we form with family and close friends. Social interactions such as these are just a part of what make up social psychology, the study of human social behaviour and thought. In 'Social Psychology', the authors have incorporated the most recent theoretical developments and research findings and accounted for more than a decade of growth and expansion in the discipline since the publication of Pennington's 'Essential Social Psychology' (from which this book is descended). The result is a wholly fresh textbook that provides a clear and readable introduction to this empirical discipline. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book guides the reader through the main topic areas, providing insights into the key theories, concepts, research and debates that define the field. Particular attention is paid to how research is applied, with each chapter containing a section demonstrating the application of social psychological findings in the contexts of education, law, health and organisations. A summary of the main points and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter. There are figures, tables and photographs provided throughout to encourage visualisation and aid understanding.

Advanced Social Psychology

The State of the Science
Author: Roy F. Baumeister,Eli J. Finkel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199701001
Category: Psychology
Page: 832
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Social psychology is a flourishing discipline. It explores the most essential questions of the human psyche (e.g., Why do people help or harm others? How do influence professionals get us to do what they want, and how can we inoculate ourselves against their sometimes-insidious persuasion tactics? Why do social relationships exert such powerful effects on people's physical health?), and it does so with clever, ingenuitive research methods. This edited volume is a textbook for advanced social psychology courses. Its primary target audience is first-year graduate students (MA or PhD) in social psychlogy, although it is also appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses in social psychology and for doctoral students in disciplines connecting to social psychology (e.g., marketing, organizational behavior). The authors of the chapters are world-renowned leaders on their topic, and they have written these chapters to be engaging and accessible to students who are just learning the discipline. After reading this book, you will be able to understand almost any journal article or conference presentation in any field of social psychology. You will be able to converse competently with most social psychologists in their primary research domain, a use skill that is relevant not only in daily life but also when interviewing for a faculty position. And, most importantly, you will be equipped with the background knowledge to forge ahead more confidently with your own research.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology


Author: Roy F. Baumeister,Kathleen D. Vohs
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265682
Category: Psychology
Page: 1248
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The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology is designed as a road map to this rapidly growing and important field and provides individuals with a simple, clear, jargon-free introduction. These two volumes include more than 600 entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts. Entries provide brief, clear, and readable explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology.

The Social Psychology of Education

Current Research and Theory
Author: Robert S. Feldman,Robert Stephen Feldman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521396424
Category: Education
Page: 396
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This book examines the ways in which the theory and data of social psychology can be applied to teaching, learning, and other experiences in schools. Its focus ranges in level from the individual (e.g., student attitudes and attributions), to the teacher-student interaction, to the impact of society (e.g., racial and cultural influences on school performance). The editor and distinguished contributors have two major purposes. The first is to illustrate the scope and sophistication of the emerging field known as the social psychology of education. The second is to provide solid, informed suggestions to educators for the amelioration of current educational problems. To that end, each author explicitly discusses implications for educational practice.

Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology

Collection: Volumes 1 & 2
Author: Paul A M Van Lange,Arie W Kruglanski,E Tory Higgins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446269000
Category: Psychology
Page: 1144
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Providing a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, this innovative two-volume handbook is a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field. Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory's development including the inspirations, critical junctures, and problem-solving efforts that effected theoretical choices and determined the theory's impact and its evolution. Unique to this handbook, these narratives provide a rich background for understanding how theories are created, nurtured, and shaped over time, and examining their unique contribution to the field as a whole. To examine its societal impact, each theory is evaluated in terms of its applicability to better understanding and solving critical social issues and problems.