Advanced Social Psychology The State of the Science

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-06-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Social psychology is a flourishing discipline. It explores the most essential questions of the human psyche (e.g., Why do people help or harm others? How do influence professionals get us to do what they want, and how can we inoculate ourselves against their sometimes-insidious persuasion tactics? Why do social relationships exert such powerful effects on people's physical health?), and it does so with clever, ingenuitive research methods. This edited volume is a textbook for advanced social psychology courses. Its primary target audience is first-year graduate students (MA or PhD) in social psychlogy, although it is also appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses in social psychology and for doctoral students in disciplines connecting to social psychology (e.g., marketing, organizational behavior). The authors of the chapters are world-renowned leaders on their topic, and they have written these chapters to be engaging and accessible to students who are just learning the discipline. After reading this book, you will be able to understand almost any journal article or conference presentation in any field of social psychology. You will be able to converse competently with most social psychologists in their primary research domain, a use skill that is relevant not only in daily life but also when interviewing for a faculty position. And, most importantly, you will be equipped with the background knowledge to forge ahead more confidently with your own research.

Author Biography

Roy F. Baumeister is currently the Eppes Eminent Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. His research spans multiple topics, including self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggession, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. The Institute for Scientific Information lists him among the handful of most cited psychologists in the world.
Eli J. Finkel is an associate professor of psychology at Northwestern University. His research, which examines close relationships, self-regulation, and in tial romantic attraction, has garnered numerous accolades, including the Early Career Award from the Relationship Researchers Interest Group of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Social psychologists and Thinking about Peoplep. 5
How We Got Here from There: A Brief History of Social Psychologyp. 25
Basic Processes
Social Cognitionp. 63
Social Psychology of Emotionp. 101
The Selfp. 139
Attitude Structurep. 177
Attitude Changep. 217
Social Relations and Behaviors
Prosocial Behaviorp. 263
Aggressionp. 303
Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discriminationp. 341
Social Influencep. 385
Attraction and Rejectionp. 419
Intimate Relationshipsp. 461
Group Processesp. 495
Intergroup Relationsp. 535
Connections to Related Fields
Social Neurosciencep. 575
Evolutionary Social Psychologyp. 613
Cultural Psychologyp. 655
Health Psychologyp. 697
Judgment and Decision Makingp. 733
Personalityp. 757
Indexp. 795
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