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Praise for Applied Social Psychology:

"In my opinion, this book will be THE text in that field to use. I say this as a current teacher of such a course and one who is constantly looking for a good book to use. . . .I think this book is great. It is comprehensive and very well written. "

-John Berman, Skidmore College

"I especially like the intention to produce an applied text that is highly accessible to an undergraduate audience and that stresses the application of social psychological theory as well as methods. . . . I like the way the editors maintain a consistent format across chapters-and the diversity of topics involved should benefit from having specialists in each area write the individual chapters. Another big plus for this particular volume is that the contributors are primarily from a single major program in applied social psychology. This will give the book an immediate aura of authenticity and unity. "

-Herbert L. Leff, University of Vermont

"The text has a range of research from classic through current. This use of classic research appears consistently throughout the text. I am also pleased with diversity as one of the chapter topics. "

-Barbara K. Sholley, University of Richmond

Applied Social Psychology: Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems is an excellent introductory textbook that helps students understand how people think about, feel about, relate to, and influence one another. The book is unique in that it provides a balanced emphasis on social psychological theory and research. Editors Frank W. Schneider, Jamie A. Gruman, and Larry M. Coutts examine the contributions of social and practical problems in several areas including everyday life, clinical psychology, sports, the media, health, education, organizations, community psychology, the environment, and human diversity.

Applied Social Psychology looks at the nature of social psychological theory and how it is used to enhance our understanding of social and practical issues. The book then goes on to examine social research methods and how they help us understand those issues.

Key Features

  • Offers a greater level of expertise with contributing authors to each chapter while ensuring unity of perspective and approach in their writing style
  • Includes pedagogical features such as chapter-opening outlines, chapter-opening vignettes, discussion questions, key terms, and chapter summaries
  • Balances theory and research methods and the role they play in applied social psychology
  • Provides broad coverage to give students a more thorough appreciation of the scope of this field and the variety of social problems it addresses
  • Includes a "Culture Context" box in most chapters to highlight cross-cultural concerns and perspectives

Applied Social Psychology is reader friendly and emphasizes the connection between academic material and the student’s real-world experiences. It is designed for undergraduate students in the social and behavioral sciences studying applied social psychology.

Visit our Web site at www.sagepublications.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412915397
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Coutts (Ph.D., University of Windsor) is the Director of Research and Development for the human resource consulting company EPSI Inc. He is a former Assistant Professor in the Applied Social Psychology division at the University of Windsor. He has held positions with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as director of the Organizational Design and Job Evaluation Branch and as a senior research principal with both the Personnel Research Branch and the Canadian Police College. His research interests include industrial and organizational psychology, specifically personnel selection (assessment centers, simulation exercises, structured interviews, and testing) and organizational change and development. Much of his published research has focused around law enforcement settings (personnel selection in law enforcement, police hiring and promotion, senior police executive development, etc.).

Frank Schneider (Ph.D., University of Florida) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Windsor. He is a cofounder of the doctoral program in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Windsor. He coauthored a textbook on differential psychology and has published articles related to a variety of topics, including policing, group dynamics, organizational effectiveness, evaluation research, social psychology of education, gender roles, domestic violence, helping behavior, race relations, nonverbal communication, attribution theory, and adjustment of the elderly. His current research interests are in the areas of community policing and police organization effectiveness.

Jamie Gruman is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Division of Management at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He earned his Ph.D. in applied social psychology at the University of Windsor. While completing his degree, he taught in both the Psychology Department and Odette School of Business at the University. He has published papers in such areas as social psychology, personality, and statistics. His current research interests focus on individual differences and social psychology in the workplace. He has consulted and delivered seminars for corporations and not-for-profit agencies, including Ford Motor Company, Deloitte & Touche, Hiram Walker & Sons and The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

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Table of Contents

DEFINING THE FIELD OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Frank W. Schneider, Jamie Gruman, Larry M. Coutts Social Psychology Research Methods in Applied Social Psychology Overview of Book Summary SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY - Shelagh M. J. Towson The Scientific Process Theory in Social Psychology Cognitive Dissonance Theory Groupthink Summary APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO DO IT - Kenneth M. Cramer, Louise R. Alexitch Methods of Data Collection Research Designs Research Settings Research Ethics Epilogue Summary INTERVENTION AND EVALUATION - Adam Lodzinski, Michiko S. Motomura, Frank W. Schneider Design of Interventions Evaluation of Interventions An Intervention Example: Reducing Alcohol Problems on Campus Influencing Social Policy Intervention Issues Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE - Randolph A. Smith, Ann L. Weber Personal Relationships The Classroom as a Social Psychology Lab Summary Epilogue SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO CLINICAL-COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY - Kenneth E. Hart, David M. Ledgerwood The Social-Dysgenic Subdomain The Social-Therapeutic Subdomain The Social-Diagnostic Subdomain Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO SPORTS TEAMS - Philip Sullivan, Deborah L. Feltz Team Dynamics Team Building Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO THE MEDIA - David R. Roskos-Ewoldsen & Beverly Roskos-Ewoldsen How Does Media Violence Affect Us?
How Does Media Violence Affect Us?
What Happens When We Watch Pornography?
Effects of Exposure to Sexual Violence Political News Coverage Do the Media Control Our Thoughts?
Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO YOUR HEALTH - Kathryn D. Lafreniere, Kenneth M. Cramer Health Psychology Defined Promoting Health and Preventing Illness Changing Health Behavior Stress, Coping, and Social Support Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO EDUCATION - Louise Alexitch Intrapersonal Processes: Increasing Success, Reducing Failure Interpersonal Processes: Teachers and Students Interacting Summary SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO ORGANIZATIONS - Larry M. Coutts, Jamie Gruman The Individual in an Organizational Context Interpersonal Processes in Organizations Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - David M. Day The Crime and the Criminal The Social Psychology of a Crime Explaining Criminal Behavior The Response of the Criminal Justice System The Police Investigation The Courtroom The Prison Setting Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO THE COMMUNITY - Stewart Page, Kathryn Lafreniere What is Community Psychology?
Perspectives on Community-Based Research: Unobtrusive Methods Environmental Influence: Classic Studies Relevant to Community Psychology Stigmatization and Related Issues in the Community Some Issues Related to Social Change and Prevention Reflections on Community Violence and Future Research Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO THE ENVIRONMENT - Robert Gifford Resource Dilemmas Social Design Defensible Space Epilogue Summary APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO DIVERSITY - Catherine T. Kwantes, Sherry Bergeron, and Ritu Kaushal Cultural Diversity Demographics: Personal Diversity Diversity: Opportunities Diversity: Challenges Summary YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD: ACTION, PARTICIPATORY, AND ACTIVIST RESEARCH - Charlene Y. Senn Definitions of Different Types of Social Change Research Differences and Similarities Between Action and Participatory Research Differences Between Traditional Psychological Research and Social Change Research Moving Away from Strict Definitions: Research That Influences Society Difficulties and Limitations of Research for Social Change Summary Endnotes

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