9780131830929

Social Psychology, Media and Research Update

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    9780131830929

  • ISBN10:

    0131830929

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

Engaging, integrative, and scientific, this #1-rated book on social psychology uses a story-telling approach to convey the science of social psychology in a fascinating, memorable, and completely entertaining manner. Successfully capturing the excitement of social psychology, it helps readers understand the whole context of the field—how theories inspire research, why research is performed as it is, and how further research triggers new avenues of study—and how all of this impacts their everyday lives. Vignettes and “mini” stories within every chapter include detailed descriptions of classic and modern experiments, and describe an example of a real-life phenomenon designed specifically. Chapter topics cover methodology, social perception, self-knowledge, self-justification, attitudes, conformity, group processes, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, and prejudice. For individuals interested in the field of social psychology.

Table of Contents

Research Updates xlv
Introduction to Social Psychology
2(24)
Methodology: How Social Psychologists Do Research
26(30)
Social Cognition: How We Think about the Social World
56(38)
Social Perception: How We Come to Understand Other People
94(44)
Self-Knowledge: How We Come to Understand Ourselves
138(34)
Self-Justification and the Need to Maintain Self-Esteem
172(42)
Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts and Feelings
214(36)
Conformity: Influencing Behavior
250(48)
Group Processes: Influence in Social Groups
298(38)
Interpersonal Attraction: From First Impressions to Close Relationships
336(44)
Prosocial Behavior: Why Do People Help?
380(34)
Aggression: Why We Hurt Other People
414(40)
Prejudice: Causes and Cures
454(50)
Social Psychology in Action 1 Social Psychology and Health 504(32)
Social Psychology in Action 2 Social Psychology and the Environment 536(22)
Social Psychology in Action 3 Social Psychology and the Law 558

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