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Exploring the most important ideas in social psychology, this collection of classic and contemporary readings includes accounts of specific experimental findings as well as more general articles summarizing studies on such topics as attraction and aggression.

In this edition, the most significant and provocative articles of earlier editions have been retained, including such classics as Stanley Milgram on obedience and Solomon Asch on conformity. Organized to illustrate the ...

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Overview

Exploring the most important ideas in social psychology, this collection of classic and contemporary readings includes accounts of specific experimental findings as well as more general articles summarizing studies on such topics as attraction and aggression.

In this edition, the most significant and provocative articles of earlier editions have been retained, including such classics as Stanley Milgram on obedience and Solomon Asch on conformity. Organized to illustrate the major themes of Elliot Aronson's highly praised book, The Social Animal, this acclaimed collection of articles can readily be adapted for use with any introductory text, or even in lieu of a text.

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A collection of classic and contemporary readings in social psychology. Includes accounts of experimental findings as well as general articles summarizing studies on topics such as attraction, aggression, pornography, ethics, and memory. New to this seventh edition are articles on prejudice, nonverbal responses to male and female leaders, and cognitive dissonance. Organized to illustrate the major themes in Aronson's The Social Animal, but can be used with any introductory text. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716726258
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Series: A Series of Books in Psychology
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 524
  • Age range: 16 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Reflections on the Research Process
1. Research in Social Psychology as a Leap of Faith, Elliot Aronson
2. On Baseball and Failure, Elliot Aronson

II. Conformity and Obedience
3. Opinions and Social Pressure, Solomon E. Asch
4. Behavioral Study of Obedience, Stanley Milgram
5. "From Jerusalem to Jericho": A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior, John M. Darley and C. Daniel Batson
*6. A Focus Theory of Normative Conduct: Recycling the Concept of Norms to Reduce Littering in Public Places, Robert B. Cialdini, Raymond R. Reno and Carl A. Kallgren
7. Making Sense of the Nonsensical: An Analysis of Jonestown, Neal Osherow

III. Mass Communication, Propaganda, and Persuasion
8. Effects of Varying the Recommendations in a Fear-Arousing Communication, James M. Dobbs Jr., and Howard Leventhal
9. Attribution versus Persuasion as a Means for Modifying Behavior, Richard L. Miller, Philip Brickman, and Diana Bolen
10. The Impact of Mass Media Violence on U.S. Homicides, David P. Philips

IV. Social Cognition
11. Contrast Effects and Judgments of Physical Attractiveness: When Beauty Becomes a Social Problem, Douglas T. Kenrick and Sara E. Gutierres
12. The Effect of Attitude on the Recall of Personal Histories, Michael Ross, Cathy McFarland, and Garth J. O. Fletcher
13. Attitude Accessibility as a Moderator of the Attitude-Perception and Attitude-Behavior Relations: An Investigation of the 1984 Presidential Election, Russell H. Fazio and Carol J. Williams
14. Videotape and the Attribution Process: Reversing Actors' and Observers' Points of View, Michael D. Storms
*15. Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconcious, Timothy D. Wilson

V. Self-Justification
16. Dissonance, Hypocrisy, and The Self-Concept, Elliot Aronson
17. Compliance Without Pressure: The Foot-in-the-Door Technique, Jonathan L. Freedman and Scott C. Fraser
18. Reducing Weight by Reducing Dissonance: The Role of Effort Justification in Inducing Weight Loss, Danny Axsom and Joel Cooper
19. Dishonest Behavior as a Function of Differential Levels of Induces Self-Esteem, Elliot Aronson and David R. Mettee
20. Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation, Chris Dickerson, Ruth Thibodeau, Elliot Aronson, and Dayna Miller
*21. Self-Theories of Intelligence, Carol Dweck

VI. Human Aggression
22. The Effects of Observing Violence, Leonard Berkowitz
23. The Facilitation of Aggression by Aggression: Evidence Against the Catharsis Hypothesis, Russell G. Green, David Stonner, and Gary L. Shope
24. Peacetime Casualties: The Effects of War on the Violent Behavior of Noncombatants, Dane Archer and Rosemary Gartner
25. Deindividuation and Anger-Mediates Interracial Aggression: Unmasking regressive Racism, Ronald W. Rogers and Steven Prentice-Dunn
26. Predictors of Naturalistic Sexual Aggression, Neil M. Malamuth

VII. Predjudice

27. The Nonverbal Mediation of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Interracial Interaction, Carl O. Word, Mark P. Zanna, and Joel Cooper
28. The Effect of Sterotype Threat on the Standardized Test Performance of College Students, Joshua Aronson, Claude M. Steele, Moises F. Salinas, and Michael J. Lustina
29. Experiments in Group Comflict, Muzafer Sherif

30. Jigsaw Groups and the Desegregated Classroom: In Pursuit of Common Goals, Elliot Aronson and Diane Bridgeman
31. Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the Social Psychology of Affirmative Action, Anthony R. Pratkanis and Marlene E. Turner

VIII. Liking, Loving and Interpersonal Sensitivity
32. "Playing Hard to Get": Understanding and Elusive Phenomenon, Elaine Walster (Hatfield), G. William Walster, Jane Piliavin, and Lynn Schmidt
33. The Search for a Romantic Partner: The Effects of Self-Esteem and Physical Attractiveness on Romantic Behavior, Sara B. Kiesler and Roberta L. Baral
34. Social Perception and Interpersonal Behavior: On the Self-Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes, Mark Snyder, Elizabeth Decker Tanke, and Ellen Berscheid
35. Some Evidence for Heightened Sexual Attraction Under Conditions of High Anxiety, Donald G. Dutton and Arthur P. Aron
36. Keeping Track of Needs and Inputs of Friends and Strangers, Margaret Clark, Judson R. Mills, and David M. Corcoran

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