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Newly revised and up-to-date, this edition of The Social Animal is a brief, compelling introduction to modern social psychology. Through vivid narrative, lively presentations of important research, and intriguing examples, Elliot Aronson probes the patterns and motives of human behavior, covering such diverse topics as terrorism, conformity, obedience, politics, race relations, advertising, war, interpersonal attraction, and the power of religious cults.
1. Why I Wrote This Book
2. What is Social Psychology?
4. Mass Communication, Propaganda, and Persuasion
5. Social Cognition
7. Human Aggression
9. Liking, Loving, and Interpersonal Sensitivity
10. Social Psychology as a Science