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Social Psychology remains one of the most scholarly and well-written textbooks in its field, the textbook also include comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. I needed this textbook for a class and I usually trade them in or sell them at the end of the semester. I'm going to keep this one and add it to my personal library. Highly recommend it.
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Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday lives, Social Psychology, Eighth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written books in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the book also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. For this edition, Saul Kassin and Steven Fein welcome Hazel Rose Markus to the author team. In addition, coverage of culture and diversity are integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology.
Table of Contents
|What is Social Psychology?|
|What Is Social Psychology?|
|from Past to Present: a Brief History of Social Psychology|
|Social Psychology in a New Century|
|Doing Social Psychology Research|
|Why Should You Learn About Research Methods?|
|Developing Ideas: Beginning the Research Process|
|Refining Ideas: Defining and Measuring Social Psychological Variables|
|Testing Ideas: Research Designs|
|Ethics and Values in Social Psychology|
|The Social Self|
|Epilogue: the Multifaceted Self|
|Perceiving Persons Observation: the Elements of Social Perception|
|Attribution: from Elements to Dispositions|
|Integration: from Dispositions to Impressions|
|Confirmation Biases: from Impressions to Reality|
|Social Perception: the Bottom Line|
|Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination|
|The Nature of the Problem: Persistence and Change|
|Causes of the Problem: Intergroup and Motivational Factors|
|Causes of the Problem: Cognitive and Cultural Factors|
|A Threat in the Air: Effects on the Targets of Stereotypes and Prejudice|
|Reducing Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination|
|The Study of Attitudes|
|Persuasion by Communication|
|Persuasion by Our Own Actions|
|Social Influence as "Automatic"|
|The Continuum of Social Influence|
|Fundamentals of Groups|
|Individuals in Groups: the Presence of Others|
|Group Performance: Problems and Solutions|
|Conflict: Cooperation and Competition Within and Between Groups|
|Attraction and Close Relationships|
|Being with Others: a Fundamental Human Motive|
|The Initial Attraction|
|Evolutionary and Motivational Factors: Why Do People Help?|
|Situational Influences: When Do People Help?|
|Personal Influences: Who Is Likely to Help?|
|Interpersonal Influences: Whom Do People Help?|
|The Helping Connection|
|Applying Social Psychology|
|The Courtroom Drama|
|Posttrial: to Prison and Beyond|
|Perceptions of Justice|
|Motivation at Work|
|Economic Decision Making|
|Stress and Health|
|What Causes Stress?|
|How Does Stress Affect the Body?|
|Processes of Appraisal|
|Ways of Coping with Stress|
|Treatment and Prevention|
|The Pursuit of Happiness|
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