Handbook of Social Psychology

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This handbook provides a broad overview of the field of social psychology and up-to-date coverage of current social psychological topics. It reflects the recent and substantial development of the field, both with regard to theory and empirical research. It starts out by covering major theoretical perspectives, including the interactionist, identity, social exchange, social structure and the person perspectives. Next, it discusses development and socialization in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. In addition ...

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Overview

This handbook provides a broad overview of the field of social psychology and up-to-date coverage of current social psychological topics. It reflects the recent and substantial development of the field, both with regard to theory and empirical research. It starts out by covering major theoretical perspectives, including the interactionist, identity, social exchange, social structure and the person perspectives. Next, it discusses development and socialization in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. In addition to updated discussions of topics that were included in the first edition, the part examining personal processes includes entirely new topics, such as social psychology and the body and individual agency and social motivation. Interpersonal processes are discussed from a contemporary perspective with a focus on stress and health. The final section examines the person in sociocultural context, and includes another topic new to the second edition, the social psychology of race and gender and intersectionality.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The social psychology in this book is not parochial to sociologists; it demonstrates the value of integrating the more quantitative research tradition in psychological social psychology with some of the qualitative and theoretical breadth of sociological social psychology. A valuable resource for libraries serving undergraduate and graduate programs in social psychology." (K.M. McKinley; Social and Behavioral Sciences, 41:6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400767713
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/19/2013
  • Series: Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 649
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

John DeLamater brings a broad, biopsychosocial perspective to the study of sexuality through the life course. His recent work has focused on changes in sexual functioning associated with age. He has published papers on sexual desire and sexual behavior in persons aged 45 to 75+ and a paper on sexual satisfaction using data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (ages 62-67). His recent work considers influences on frequency of sexual activity and cessation of sexual activity among persons 57 to 85. A major review and synthesis of research on sexuality in later life appears in the Annual Review of Sex Research, 2012. He co-edited Sex for Life: From virginity to Viagra, how sexuality changes throughout our lives, NYU press. DeLamater was awarded the Alfred E. Kinsey Award for Distinguished Contributions to the field of sex research by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is the co-author of a primary text in social psychology, and another on sexuality.
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Table of Contents

Preface; John DeLamater andAmanda Ward.- Part I. Theoretical Perspectives.- Chapter 1. Interactionist Perspectives in Social Psychology; George J. McCall.- Chapter 2. Identity Theory; Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe.- Chapter 3. Social Exchange Theory; Karen S. Cook, Choye Chesire, Eric R. W. Rice and Sandra Nakagawa.- Chapter 4. Social Structure andPersonality; Jason Schnittker.- Part II. Development and Socialization.- Chapter 5.Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence; Lara Perez-Felkner.- Chapter 6. Socialization for Primary, Intimate, and Work Relationships in the Adult Life Course; Sharon E. Preves and Jeylan T. Mortimer.- Part III. Personal Processes.- Chapter7. Social Psychology and the Body; Eva Shapiro.- Chapter8. Self and Self-Concept; Timothy J.Owens and Sarah Samblanet.- Chapter 9. Language Use and Social Interaction; Doug W. Maynard and Jason Turowetz.- Chapter 10. Motivation, Motives, and Individual Agency; Alexis T. Franzese.- Chapter 11.Values, Attitudes, and Ideologies: Explicit and Implicit Constructs Shaping Perception and Action; Steve Hitlin and Kevin Pinkton.- Chapter 12. Emotions; Shane Sharp and Jeffrey L. Kidder.-Part IV. Interpersonal Processes.- Chapter 13.Intimate Relationships;Christopher P.Fagundes and Lisa Diamond.- Chapter 14. Interaction in SmallGroups; Janice R.Kelly, Megan K. McCarty and Nicole E. Iannone.- Chapter 15. Interaction in Social Networks; Diane Felmlee and Robert Faris.-Chapter 16. The Social Psychology of Stress, Health and Coping; Deborah Carr and Debra Umberson.- PartV. The Person in Sociocultural Context.- Chapter 17. Social Psychology of Race and Gender; Daniel G. Renfrow and Judith A. Howard.- Chapter 18. Intergroup Relations; Michael A. Hogg.- Chapter 19. Social Psychological Perspectives on Deviance; Howard B. Kaplan, Feodor A. Gostjev and Robert J. Johnson.-Chapter 20. Cross-Cultural and International Perspectives; Yuri Miyamoto and Amanda Eggen.

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