Social Psychology

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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, Seventh Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the text 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. As a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology, Markus has made significant contributions from her area of expertise to every chapter of this new edition.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Review and Key Terms
Introduction 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 The Self-Concept Self-Esteem Self-Presentation 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 Stereotypes How Stereotypes Survive and Self-Perpetuate Prejudice Sexism Racism A Threat in the Air: Effects on the Targets of Stereotypes and Prejudice Reducing Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Attitudes The Study of Attitudes Persuasion by Communication Persuasion by Our Own Actions Changing Attitudes
Conformity Social Influence as "Automatic" Conformity Compliance Obedience The Continuum of Social Influence
Group Processes Outline Individuals in Groups: The Presence of Others Group Dynamics: Interacting with Others Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict
Attraction and Close Relationships Outline Being with Others: A Fundamental Human Motive The Initial Attraction Close Relationships
Helping Others Outline 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? Reactions to Receiving Help The Helping Connection
Aggression What Is Aggression? Culture, Gender, and Individual Differences Origins of Aggression Situational Influences on Aggression Media Effects: Scenes of Violence Intimate Violence: Trust Betrayed Reducing Violence
Law Jury Selection The Courtroom Drama Jury Deliberation Posttrial: To Prison and Beyond Justice: A Matter of Procedure?
Business Personnel Selection Performance Appraisals Leadership Motivation Economic Decision Making
Health Stress and Health What Causes Stress? How Does Stress Affect the Body? Processes of Appraisal Ways of Coping with Stress Treatment and Prevention
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