Social Psychology / Edition 10

Social Psychology / Edition 10

by Letitia Anne Peplau, David O. Sears, Shelley E. Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130213365

ISBN-13: 9780130213365

Pub. Date: 06/24/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

This book presents the basic theories and findings of social psychology, and shows how the principles of this field are relevant to our everyday lives. Written clearly and logically organized, this book presents social psychological theories as a way of understanding current events and social issues, helping the reader to grasp world events as they unfold. The…  See more details below

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This book presents the basic theories and findings of social psychology, and shows how the principles of this field are relevant to our everyday lives. Written clearly and logically organized, this book presents social psychological theories as a way of understanding current events and social issues, helping the reader to grasp world events as they unfold. The authors of this book have paid special attention to illustrating basic principles of social psychology with topics such as new research on social cognition, attitude formation and change, prejudice, conformity and compliance, social interaction and relationships, the influence of gender in social life, prosocial behavior and aggression, and social psychological perspectives on health, politics, and the law. For those in the fields of psychology and social interaction, and those whose work requires a basic understanding of group dynamics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130213365
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/24/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
570
Product dimensions:
8.79(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.16(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1Theories and Methods in Social Psychology2
2Social Cognition: Understanding the Social World28
3Attribution: Explaining Social Behavior54
4Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others82
5The Self: Learning About the Self110
6Attitudes and Attitude Change138
7Prejudice174
8Social Influence204
9Interpersonal Attraction226
10Personal Relationships256
11Behavior in Groups278
12Gender308
13Helping Behavior334
14Aggression360
15Social Psychology and Health392
16Social Psychology and the Environment416
17Social Psychology and Politics434
Glossary462
References476
Photo Credits533
Author Index534
Subject Index548

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