Social Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology / Edition 2

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Susan Fiske's Social Beings provides a refreshing, new approach to social psychology that captures the excitement and vitality of this fascinating field and connects the material to everyday life and real human problems. Throughout, she presents a highly readable and engaging narrative that emphasizes the unifying theme of five core social motives consistently identified by personality and social psychologists: Belonging, Understanding, Controlling, Enhancing Self, and Trusting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470129111
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 420,116
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Ch. 1 Introduction: Situations and Motives, Adaptation and Culture 1
Ch. 2 Scientific Methods for Studying People in Interaction 35
Ch. 3 Ordinary Personology: Figuring Out Why People Do What They Do 79
Ch. 4 Social Cognition: Making Sense of Others 121
Ch. 5 The Self Social to the Core 169
Ch. 6 Attitudes and Persuasion: Changing Minds 215
Ch. 7 Attraction: Initiating Romance, Friendship, and Other Relationships 253
Ch. 8 Close Relationships: Passion, Interdependence, Commitment, and Intimacy 279
Ch. 9 Helping: Prosocial Behavior 315
Ch. 10 Aggression: Antisocial Behavior 361
Ch. 11 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Social Blases 397
Ch. 12 Small Groups: Ongoing Interactions 459
Ch. 13 Social Influence: Doing What Others Do and Say 507
Ch. 14 Conclusion: Social Beings 533
References 545
Author Index 611
Subject Index 629
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