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A synthesis of Social Psychology, it covers traditional topics innovatively by opening chapters with everyday examples and then exploring their social significance using psychological theory. A broad and eclectic overview will explore multiple perspectives, including mainstream positivist and critical orientations.
DARRIN HODGETTSis an associate professor in social psychology at the University of Waikato. He has held positions in community medicine in Canada and media psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Darrin is the author of over 40 contributions to peer review journals and has acted as an issue edited for the Journal of Health Psychology and the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.
NEIL DREW is Foundation Head of Behavioural Science and Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle. Prior to joining UNDA he was at the University of Western Australia as Director of the Institute for Regional Development after 12 years at the School of Psychology at Edith Cowan University. Neil has developed his career as a practitioner scholar with a particular interest in the social psychology of justice. It is this interest that has informed his approach to community work as principled practice.
OTTILIE STOLTE a lecturer at the University of Waikato. She has worked on research teams investigating rural socio-economic and geographic issues, and urban ecological restoration and is currently a researcher on a Marsden funded project titled More than Bricks and Mortar: Homelessness and Social Reintegration.
CHRISTOPHER SONN is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at Victoria University. His research is in the area of community and applied social psychology, bringing a political and cultural focus to understanding individual and community responses to intergroup relations, He teaches qualitative social research methods and has a strong commitment to developing curricula that promotes critical and socially responsive practice.
CATE CURTIS is a lecturer in social psychology at the University of Waikato. She has held positions with the University of Auckland and Massey University and with private research organisations, following extensive experience working with social agencies. She has particular interests in psychosocial factors in mental health and wellbeing and related government policy.
LINDA WAIMARIE NIKORA is a senior lecturer in psychology and Director of the Maori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She specialises in bringing to the teaching, research and practice of social psychology perspectives relevant to Maori development, indigeneity, culture change, and diversity.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview Getting on the Bus and Engaging with the Social Psychology of Everyday Life A History of Social Psychology and the Focus on Everyday Life Making Sense of Everyday Knowledge Indigenous Psychologies and Views of the Self Immigrations, Acculturation and Settlement Social Justice in Everyday Life Social Psychology and Health A Focus on the Positive - Turning to Critical Humanism Social Psychology and Place Media and Daily Practice Towards a Social Psychology of Everyday Life