Social Psychology: Attitudes, Cognition and Social Behaviour / Edition 2

Social Psychology: Attitudes, Cognition and Social Behaviour / Edition 2

by J. Richard Eiser, J Richard. Eiser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521339340

ISBN-13: 9780521339346

Pub. Date: 08/28/1986

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written principally for students at the intermediate level, this text provides a broad critical review of the various empirical and theoretical traditions from which contemporary social psychology derives and, as the subtitle implies, offers balanced (though necessarily selective) insights into the perspectives that different researchers have adopted. It derives from…  See more details below

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Written principally for students at the intermediate level, this text provides a broad critical review of the various empirical and theoretical traditions from which contemporary social psychology derives and, as the subtitle implies, offers balanced (though necessarily selective) insights into the perspectives that different researchers have adopted. It derives from J. Richard Eiser's previous textbook, Cognitive social psychology, which has been thoroughly revised and reorganized, incorporating fresh material that reflects the changes that have been taking place in the field since the beginning of the decade. The approach is broadly cognitive, though by no means narrowly so, the three main parts - 'Attitudes', 'Judgement and Interference' and 'Identity and Interaction' - indicating the principal emphases. Although it is North American research that has made the greatest contribution to our understanding of social behaviour, significant European work is not neglected in Richard Eiser's exposition. It is this awareness of the dynamism of the field and of the cross-fertilization taking place between different disciplines that gives this text its distinctive flavour and attraction for students and professionals alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521339346
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Aims and approaches; Part II. Attitudes: 2. Attitudes, attraction and influence; 3. Attitudes and behaviour; 4. Motivation, incentive and dissonance; Part III. Judgement and Inference: 5. Social judgement; 6. Attribution; 7. Decisions and representations; Part IV. Identity and Interaction: 8. Justice, roles and obligations; 9. Social identity and intergroup processes; Part V. Conclusions: 10. Achievements and prospects; References; Author index; Subject index.

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