Readings in Social Psychology : General, Classic, and Contemporary Selections

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This collection of readings gives students exposure to a wide variety of perspectives in the field of social psychology.Each of the fifteen chapters begins with an introduction and is followed by three articles: one general ("popular"), one classic, and one contemporary. The articles are followed by critical questions designed to facilitate comprehension and encourage discussion. Topic integration questions conclude each chapter. The use of both popular readings and research articles provides students with a broad range of views and theories within the discipline of social psychology.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
A Note to the Readerp. xv
The Field of Social Psychologyp. 1
Folk Wisdom: Was Your Grandmother Right?p. 2
Human Use of Human Subjects: The Problem of Deception in Social Psychological Experimentsp. 9
How to Be a Wise Consumer of Psychological Researchp. 20
Social Perceptionp. 25
The Once-Over: Can You Trust First Impressions?p. 26
The Warm-Cold Variable in First Impressions of Personsp. 31
Detecting Lies in Children and Adultsp. 37
Social Cognitionp. 47
Some Systematic Biases of Everyday Judgmentp. 48
Cognitive, Social, and Physiological Determinants of Emotional Statep. 55
Pluralistic Ignorance and Hooking Upp. 74
Attitudesp. 82
Don't Even Think about It!p. 83
Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliancep. 89
Self-Esteem, Trivialization, and Attitude Changep. 98
Social Identityp. 106
The Many Me's of the Self-Monitorp. 107
The Measurement of Psychological Androgynyp. 114
Examining Masculinity Norms, Problem Drinking, and Athletic Involvement as Predictors of Sexual Aggression in College Menp. 122
Prejudice and Discriminationp. 131
Why We Hatep. 132
Attitudes vs. Actionsp. 137
The Contact Hypothesis Revisited: Status Bias in the Reduction of Implicit Prejudice in the United States and Lebanonp. 145
Interpersonal Attractionp. 155
Why I Hate Beautyp. 156
What Is Beautiful Is Goodp. 161
One Woman's Behavior Affects the Attractiveness of Othersp. 168
Close Relationshipsp. 176
Great Expectationsp. 177
"Playing Hard to Get": Understanding an Elusive Phenomenonp. 182
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Words: The Social Effects of Expressive Writingp. 192
Social Influencep. 199
Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: A Lesson in the Power of Situationp. 200
Behavioral Study of Obediencep. 206
The Influence of Social Pressure and Black Clothing on Crime Judgementsp. 216
Prosocial Behaviorp. 227
Helping Others, Helping Ourselvesp. 228
"From Jerusalem to Jericho": A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behaviorp. 232
The Effect of Smiling on Helping Behavior: Smiling and Good Samaritan Behaviorp. 243
Aggressionp. 250
Bad Girlsp. 251
Transmission of Aggression through Imitation of Aggressive Modelsp. 256
Guns, Testosterone, and Aggression: An Experimental Test of a Mediational Hypothesisp. 267
Group Behaviorp. 273
Groupthinkp. 274
The Effect of Threat upon Interpersonal Bargainingp. 279
Gender Differences in Cooperation and Competition: The Male-Warrior Hypothesisp. 291
Business Psychologyp. 299
The Psychology of Voluntary Employee Turnoverp. 300
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?p. 306
Doing Better but Feeling Worse: Looking for the "Best" Job Undermines Satisfactionp. 318
Forensic Psychologyp. 330
Can Psychology Prevent False Confessions?p. 331
Beautiful but Dangerous: Effects of Offender Attractiveness and Nature of the Crime on Juridic Judgmentp. 335
Looking Deathworthy: Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital-Sentencing Outcomesp. 341
Health Psychologyp. 347
America: A Toxic Lifestyle?p. 348
The Social Readjustment Rating Scalep. 352
Psychological Resilience after Disaster: New York City in the Aftermath of the September 11th Terrorist Attackp. 359
Author Indexp. 369
Subject Indexp. 373
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