Handbook of Social Psychology

Overview

Psychology, focusing on processes that occur inside the individual and Sociology, focusing on social collectives and social institutions, come together in Social Psychology to explore the interface between the two fields. The core concerns of social psychology include the impact of one individual on another; the impact of a group on its individual members; the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate; the impact of one group on another. This book is a successor to Social Psychology: Social ...

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Overview

Psychology, focusing on processes that occur inside the individual and Sociology, focusing on social collectives and social institutions, come together in Social Psychology to explore the interface between the two fields. The core concerns of social psychology include the impact of one individual on another; the impact of a group on its individual members; the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate; the impact of one group on another. This book is a successor to Social Psychology: Social Perspectives and Sociological Perspectives in Social Psychology. The current text expands on previous handbooks in social psychology by including recent developments in theory and research and comprehensive coverage of significant theoretical perspectives.

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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: 9789401794060
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/31/2014
  • 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 1.33 (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

1 The symbolic interactionist frame 3
2 Expectation states theory 29
3 Social exchange theory 77
4 Social structure and personality 77
5 Evolutionary social psychology : adaptive predispositions and human culture 103
6 Development and socialization in childhood 125
7 Socialization in adolescence 157
8 Development and socialization through the adult life course 183
9 Self and identity 205
10 Language and social interaction 233
11 Social cognition 259
12 Ideologies, values, attitudes, and behavior 283
13 Emotions and sentiments 309
14 Attraction and interpersonal relationships 339
15 Interaction in small groups 363
16 Interaction in social networks 389
17 Social structure and psychological functioning : distress, perceived control, and trust 411
18 Social psychological perspectives on deviance 451
19 Intergroup relations 479
20 Social psychological perspectives on crowds and social movements 503
21 Cross-cultural social psychology 529
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