9780078035173

Exploring Social Psychology

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    9780078035173

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    0078035171

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/25/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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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

Foreword

Preface

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

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

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