Based on the bestselling text, Social Psychology, 10th Edition, Exploring Social Psychology, 6th Editionsuccinctly explores social psychological science and its applications to contemporary issues and everyday life. Thirty-one short moduleseach readable in a single sittingintroduce students to important social phenomena and to how scientists discover and explain such phenomena. Throughout, students are challenged to think critically about such issues as: How does our thinking both conscious and unconscious drive our behavior? What leads people sometimes to hurt and sometimes to help one another? What kindles social conflict, and how can we transform closed fists into helping hands? Answering these and other questions, Exploring Social Psychology, 6th Editionexpands our self-understanding and sensitizes us to the social forces that pull our strings.
Table of Contents
Myers Exploring Social Psychology 5th Edition
PART ONE Introducing Social Psychology
MODULE 1 Doing Social Psychology
MODULE 2 Did You Know It All Along?
MODULE 3 Self-Concept: Who Am I?
PART TWO Social Thinking
MODULE 4 Self-Serving Bias
MODULE 5 The Power of Positive Thinking
MODULE 6 The Fundamental Attribution Error
MODULE 7 The Powers and Perils of Intuition
MODULE 8 Reasons for Unreason
MODULE 9 Behavior and Belief
MODULE 10 Clinical Intuition
MODULE 11 Clinical Therapy: The Powers of Social Cognition
PART THREE Social Influence
MODULE 12 Human Nature and Cultural Diversity
MODULE 13 Gender, Genes, and Culture
MODULE 14 How Nice People Get Corrupted
MODULE 15 Two Routes to Persuasion
MODULE 16 Indoctrination and Inoculation
MODULE 17 The Mere Presence of Others
MODULE 18 Many Hands Make Diminished Responsibility
MODULE 19 Doing Together What We Would Never Do Alone
MODULE 20 How Groups Intensify Decisions
MODULE 21 Power to the Person h3>
PART FOUR Social Relations
MODULE 22 The Reach of Prejudice
MODULE 23 The Roots of Prejudice
MODULE 24 The Nature and Nurture of Aggression
MODULE 25 Does the Media Influence Social Behavior?
MODULE 26 Who Likes Whom?
MODULE 27 The Ups and Downs of Love
MODULE 28 Causes of Conflict
MODULE 29 Blessed Are the Peacemakers
MODULE 30 When Do People Help?
MODULE 31 Social Psychology and the Sustainable Future