What decides who someone will fall in love with? Where do aggressive, violent, and criminal behaviors come from? Why are some people more charitable than others? Why do some people obey authority and conform while others always have to buck the trend? Why are some people lazier when they work in groups? What is the source of people's stereotypes and prejudices? What causes conflict between groups? What makes us who we are? SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY covers topics ranging from interpersonal attraction to social structure, allowing you to explore essential questions in the field.
John D. DeLamater, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received his education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1969. He has been teaching the undergraduate course in social psychology since 1970, and graduate courses and seminars in the area since 1981. He leads a seminar on teaching for graduate students, and has won several teaching awards. His current research and writing are focused on the effects of life-course transitions on sexuality. He has published papers on the effects of having a child, of dual career couples, of divorce, and influences on sexual desire among men and women over 45. His current research is concerned with sexual behavior in later life, and the extent and ways that couples negotiate various non-monogamous lifestyles.
Daniel J. Myers is Professor of Sociology, Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He was educated at the Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1997. He teaches courses on social psychology, statistics and research methods, and protest, and he received the University of Notre Dame's Kaneb Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2002. He has also developed a teacher training practicum for graduate teaching assistants at the University of Notre Dame. His award-winning research focuses on race and protest, the diffusion of social phenomena, urban poverty, and negotiation strategies in small groups.
1. Introduction to Social Psychology. 2. Research Methods in Social Psychology. 3. Socialization. 4. Self and Identity. 5. Social Perception and Cognition. 6. Attitudes. 7. Symbolic Communication and Language. 8. Social Influence and Persuasion. 9. Self-Presentation and Impression Management. 10. Emotions. 11. Helping and Alturism. 12. Aggression. 13. Interpersonal Attraction and Relationships. 14. Group Cohesion and Conformity. 15. Group Structure and Performance. 16. Intergroup Conflict. 17. Life Course and Gender Roles. 18. Social Structure and Personality. 19. Deviant Behavior and Social Reaction. 20. Collective Behavior and Social Movements.
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