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Handbook of Social Psychology

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470137495

Category: Psychology

Page: 1582

View: 1867

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

Handbook of Social Psychology

Author: John DeLamater

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306476952

Category: Psychology

Page: 571

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Psychology, focusing on processes that occur inside the individual and Sociology, focusing on social collectives and social institutions, come together in Social Psychology to explore the interface between the two fields. The core concerns of social psychology include the impact of one individual on another; the impact of a group on its individual members; the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate; the impact of one group on another. This book is a successor to Social Psychology: Social Perspectives and Sociological Perspectives in Social Psychology. The current text expands on previous handbooks in social psychology by including recent developments in theory and research and comprehensive coverage of significant theoretical perspectives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emotions in Social Psychology

Essential Readings

Author: W. Gerrod Parrott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863776823

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.

Cognitive theories in social psychology

papers from Advances in experimental social psychology

Author: Norman H. Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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The Handbook of Social Psychology

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195213768

Category: Psychology

Page: 1085

View: 3329

Leading experts from all areas of social psychology contribute to a discussion of new scientific methods and analytic techniques and look at research advances in their respective specialties.

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.

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.

An Introduction to Social Psychology

Author: William McDougall

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427119

Category: Psychology

Page: 524

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A pioneering work in psychology, this enormously influential book served as a catalyst in the study of the foundations of social behavior. Ironically, its approach marked such a dramatic departure from contemporary trends that it stimulated little follow-up research at the time of its 1908 publication. In recent years, however, the author's ideas have been resurrected in sociobiological reasoning, making the republication of this systematic treatise particularly timely. McDougall's work grounds social behavior in biology, focusing on the individual and attributing most social behavior to instinct. This reasoning makes his work one of the first in modern psychology to take human motivation as its central concern. As one of the initial texts of social psychology, it assisted in laying the foundations of a new discipline, separating the field from its forerunners, sociology and general psychology. McDougall's emphasis on the instinctive basis of social phenomena also helped promote the individualistic approach typical of modern social psychology. Popular, long-lived, and ever-relevant, this landmark work is guaranteed a wide audience among teachers and students of psychology.

Gender and Social Psychology

Author: Vivien Burr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726910

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 9816

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.

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

View: 2643

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.

Social Psychology

Author: Jane Callaghan,Lisa Lazard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252814

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 1440

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This introductory social psychology text addresses the core knowledge domains of the subject, with key chapters on understanding identities, attribution theory, attitudinal research, social influence, racism and prejudice, class and exclusions, methodologies of social psychology and discursive psychology. It provides concise and focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area, while developing students' higher level skills. Activities help readers build the underpinning generic critical thinking and transferable skills they need in order to become independent learners, and to meet the relevant requirements of their programme of study.

Social Psychology

Sociological Perspectives

Author: Morris Rosenberg,Ralph H. Turner

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412834414

Category: Psychology

Page: 776

View: 8408

"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.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

Author: Mark P. Zanna

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080463308

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 5034

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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