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

Overview

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

Special Featuresx
Prefacexi
About the Authorsxv
1Theories and Methods in Social Psychology2
Part 1Perceiving People and Events
2Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others32
3Social Cognition: Understanding the Social World66
4The Self: Learning about the Self98
Part 2Attitudes and Influence
5Attitudes and Attitude Change132
6Prejudice168
7Social Influence204
Part 3Social Interaction and Relationships
8Interpersonal Attraction230
9Personal Relationships262
10Behavior in Groups296
11Gender334
Part 4Helping and Hurting Others
12Helping Behavior370
13Aggression402
Part 5Social Psychology in Action
14Social Psychology and Health438
15Social Psychology and Politics464
16Social Psychology and the Law496
Glossary515
References529
Photo Credits564
Name Index565
Subject Index579

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