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Politics of Social Psychology

Author: Jarret T. Crawford,Lee Jussim

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1351622552

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Social scientists have long known that political beliefs bias the way they think about, understand, and interpret the world around them. In this volume, scholars from social psychology and related fields explore the ways in which social scientists themselves have allowed their own political biases to influence their research. These biases may influence the development of research hypotheses, the design of studies and methods and materials chosen to test hypotheses, decisions to publish or not publish results based on their consistency with one’s prior political beliefs, and how results are described and dissemination to the popular press. The fact that these processes occur within academic disciplines, such as social psychology, that strongly skew to the political left compounds the problem. Contributors to this volume not only identify and document the ways that social psychologists’ political beliefs can and have influenced research, but also offer solutions towards a more depoliticized social psychology that can become a model for discourse across the social sciences.

Social Psychology and Evaluation

Author: Melvin M. Mark,Stewart Ian Donaldson,Bernadette Campbell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160918212X

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

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This compelling work brings together leading social psychologists and evaluators to explore the intersection of these two fields and how their theory, practices, and research findings can enhance each other. An ideal professional reference or student text, the book examines how social psychological knowledge can serve as the basis for theory-driven evaluation; facilitate more effective partnerships with stakeholders and policy makers; and help evaluators ask more effective questions about behavior. Also identified are ways in which real-world evaluation findings can identify gaps in social psychological theory and test and improve the validity of social psychological findings; for example, in the areas of cooperation, competition, and intergroup relations. The volume includes a useful glossary of both fields' terms and offers practical suggestions for fostering cross-fertilization in research, graduate training, and employment opportunities. Each tightly edited chapter features an introduction and concluding reflection/discussion questions from the editors.

Social Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Basic Principles

Author: Arie W. Kruglanski,E. Tory Higgins

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514863

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.

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 ...

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.

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

Attitudes, Cognition and Social Behaviour

Author: J. Richard Eiser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521339346

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Written principally for students at the intermediate level, this text provides a broad critical review of the various empirical and theoretical traditions from which contemporary social psychology derives and, as the subtitle implies, offers balanced (though necessarily selective) insights into the perspectives that different researchers have adopted. It derives from J. Richard Eiser's previous textbook, Cognitive social psychology, which has been thoroughly revised and reorganized, incorporating fresh material that reflects the changes that have been taking place in the field since the beginning of the decade. The approach is broadly cognitive, though by no means narrowly so, the three main parts - 'Attitudes', 'Judgement and Interference' and 'Identity and Interaction' - indicating the principal emphases. Although it is North American research that has made the greatest contribution to our understanding of social behaviour, significant European work is not neglected in Richard Eiser's exposition. It is this awareness of the dynamism of the field and of the cross-fertilization taking place between different disciplines that gives this text its distinctive flavour and attraction for students and professionals alike.

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.

Social Psychology

Author: Thomas Heinzen,Wind Goodfriend

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506357539

Category: Psychology

Page: 632

View: 1899

Invite your students to discover social psychology’s relevance to their lives with Social Psychology, a new introduction to the field from award-winning teacher-researchers Tom Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend. The authors present social psychology as an evolving, science-driven conversation. Every chapter builds on core questions central to scientific inquiry, while a methods-in-context approach cultivates psychological literacy. Heinzen and Goodfriend draw students in by weaving stories drawn from their own personal experiences with compelling examples from popular culture, all carefully placed in historical context. Because application is key, the book concludes with eight mini-chapters on topics including behavioral economics, environmental sustainability, law and the courtroom, positive psychology, and more. Students will become active participants in the social psychology dialogue, finding their fascination with the field and realizing its significance in their daily lives and future careers.

Social Psychology

Core Concepts and Emerging Trends

Author: Daniel W. Barrett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506310613

Category: Psychology

Page: 696

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Employing a lively and accessible writing style, author Daniel W. Barrett integrates up-to-date coverage of social psychology’s core theories, concepts, and research with a discussion of emerging developments in the field—including social neuroscience and the social psychology of happiness, religion, and sustainability. Social Psychology: Core Concepts and Emerging Trends presents engaging examples, Applying Social Psychology sections, and a wealth of pedagogical features to help readers cultivate a deep understanding of the causes of social behavior.

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.

Social psychology

an outline and source book

Author: Edward Alsworth Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social psychology

Page: 372

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Social Psychology

Author: Robert A. Baron,Donn Erwin Byrne,Nyla R. Branscombe

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 654

View: 4089

Baron/Byrne/Branscombe's 'Social Psychology' has gone through its most major revision to date. Welcoming Nyla Branscombe to the author team has been a key addition to the 11th edition.

Handbook of Social Psychology

Author: Susan T. Fiske,Daniel T. Gilbert,Gardner Lindzey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470137495

Category: Psychology

Page: 1582

View: 7852

Collects entries that discuss topics in the field of social psychology.

Doing Social Psychology

Laboratory and Field Exercises

Author: Glynis M. Breakwell,Hugh C. Foot,Hugh Foot,Robin Gilmour

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521335638

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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This collection of classroom-tested laboratory and field exercises engages students and their instructors in a thorough exploration of central problems and topics in social psychology. The book is divided into three sections: technique demonstrations, technique applications, and problem investigations. Each section includes exercises on topics such as questionnaire design, interviewing, speech style, the observation of children, eyewitness testimony, and co-operation and competition. Students are provided with the necessary background knowledge of each social phenomenon investigated to make their research effort involving and meaningful. An instructor's manual accompanies the book and provides the supplementary information instructors need to organise the exercises for their students.

Social Psychology

Author: Elliot Aronson,Timothy D. Wilson,Robin M. Akert

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780138144784

Category: Psychology

Page: 591

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For an undergraduate introductory level course in social psychology. Research made relevant through a storytelling approach. This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach to convey the science of social psychology while making research relevant to students. The authors bring the material under study to life through real-world examples that capture students' attention and motivate further exploration. Paying particular attention to the classic research that has driven the field and introducing cutting-edge research that is the future of Social Psychology, Aronson/Wilson/Akert provide a firm foundation for students to build their understanding of this rigorous science in a way that engages and fascinates. This is the main text only-- if you want the valuepack order ISBN 0205773796 / 9780205773794 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY& MYPSYCHLAB WITH EBOOK Package consists of; 0138144788 / 9780138144784 Social Psychology 0205669093 / 9780205669097 MyPsychLab with E-Book Student Access Code Card

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.

Principles of Social Psychology

Author: Nicky Hayes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863772580

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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This is designed to be a clear and readable introduction to social psychology for A-level students, for those studying psychology as a supplement to other applied courses, and for those requiring an overview of the major concerns and issues in this subject.; The book aims to integrate the traditional material, such as conformity, attitudes and prejudice, with some of the more recent insights into social life, such as the study of discourse, relationships, social identity and social representations. This work also incorporates themes and concerns which have emerged in social psychology, including problems of ethnocentrism and identity, ethical issues, and the challenges to conventional methodology represented by some recent areas of research.

Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology

Volume One

Author: Paul A M Van Lange,Arie W Kruglanski,E Tory Higgins

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 0857029606

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

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The first volume in this innovative two-volume set provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field. Volume One covers Biological/Evolutionary Level of Analysis, Cognitive Level of Analysis, Content Model and Motivational and Affective Level of Analysis. 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. The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology, Volume One is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

Author: Mark P. Zanna

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080463308

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology. *One of the most well-received and credible series in social psychology *Chapters spanning such diverse areas such as goal achievement, interracial relations, and self defense *An excellent resource for researchers, librarians, and academics

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