The Social Animal

The Social Animal

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by Elliot Aronson
     
 

About the Author:
Elliot Aronson is one of the most eminent and versatile psychologists of our time. He is the only person in the 110-year history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: Distinguished Research (1999), Distinguished Teaching (1980), and Distinguished Writing (1975)

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About the Author:
Elliot Aronson is one of the most eminent and versatile psychologists of our time. He is the only person in the 110-year history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: Distinguished Research (1999), Distinguished Teaching (1980), and Distinguished Writing (1975)

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<:st>Previous editions are cited in This introduction to the world of social psychology (first published in 1972) explains the relevance that sociopsychological research might have for some of the problems of contemporary society, such as prejudice, war, and political upheaval. This eighth edition describes many new studies performed during the past five years, but retains older research to reflect the continuity of the field. The author is affiliated with the University of California-Santa Cruz. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716733126
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.07(d)

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Elliot Aronson is one of the most eminent and versatile psychologists of our time.  He is the only person in the 120 year history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: Distinguished Researcher (1999), Distinguished Teaching (1980), and Distinguished Writing (1975).  In addition, among his many honors are the Gordon Allport Prize for his contributions to the betterment of intergroup relations, and the Donald Campbell Award for distinguished research in social psychology. 

In 1981, he was named Professor of the Year by the American Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.  Inducted in 1992, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.  In 2007, he was named a William James Fellow in commemoration of a lifetime of creative contributions to scientific psychology.

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Social Animal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a psychology student, and haven't had a chance to get into too many psych books yet, however, this one has been great! I understood it well, and learned a lot, even though our instructor used the book minimally in class. Also, to reply to the reviewer from 2000, the editing 'probems' that were noted are non-existent in my copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Social animal is one of the best socialpsycology books in existance, a must read for anyone wanting insight into the how and why of people. The editors may have messed up on this edition... but previous 'blue cover' ones are good to go. This book is worth the 'investment' of time to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is very good, describing clearly the theories and experiments. On some cases, however, the description of the experiments is rather weak and doesn't seem to contribute to the ratification of the theory (in some cases is actually just the opposite). But this is not the rule, and the book is really worth reading. What is really bad is the edition. It seems that somebody just typed it in Word and printed it without any though. The italic face is really annoying (see page 287 where there is no spacing whatsoever between the italic 'itself' and the following roman 'did'). Interword spacing is all but consistent - check out the fisrt line of the second paragraph at page 354. And there are many more annoyances that make reading this book not as good as it could be. Shame on the editors, a really bad job that brings the book rating from 5 stars to 4.