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Social Psychology, Second Edition: Handbook of Basic Principles
     

Social Psychology, Second Edition: Handbook of Basic Principles

by Arie W. Kruglanski, E. Tory Higgins
 

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Now in a completely revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes that underlie social behavior. Leading investigators identify core principles that have emerged from the study of biological systems, social cognition, goals and strivings, interpersonal interactions, and group

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Now in a completely revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the psychological processes that underlie social behavior. Leading investigators identify core principles that have emerged from the study of biological systems, social cognition, goals and strivings, interpersonal interactions, and group and cultural dynamics. State-of-the-science theories, methods, and findings are explained, and important directions for future research are highlighted. More than an update, this edition is virtually a new book. Many more chapters are included, and significant advances in social cognitive neuroscience, motivational psychology, and other areas are incorporated throughout. A new section addresses implications for applied domains, such as clinical psychology, health, and consumer behavior.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, PsyD (Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book describes social psychology in all of its facets. It is comprehensive, focusing on principles and issues rather than specific research. The previous edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: According to the editors, "the aim of the second edition of our handbook has been to capture the unfolding shifts in ways and means of social psychological research and to distill to the extent possible the principles of human social behavior that lurk beneath the surface of our manifold empirical observations." They note that this edition includes research that was only beginning when the first edition was published.
Audience: They target the book at students and researchers. Both the editors and the contributors are authorities in the field. Dr. Kruglanski, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park, has published over 200 articles and chapters in social psychology and has served as editor of two social psychology journals. Dr. Higgins is a professor of psychology, professor of business, and director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University. The contributors represent many countries, including The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, United States, and Spain.
Features: This comprehensive book covers a multitude of topics in social psychology, grouped into six parts: biological system, cognitive system, personal motivational system, interpersonal system, group and cultural system, and applications of social psychology. It is not the easiest reading, but is certainly well worth the effort. The strength of this book lies in its comprehensive inclusion of topics, covering the breadth and depth of social psychology.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for students, researchers, teachers, and professionals in the field of social psychology. Though somewhat costly, it is a reference you will have for years.
From the Publisher

"One rarely says about a handbook, 'I couldn’t put it down.' Yet, that was the case with this volume. New principles, issues, methods, and a new focus on social psychology’s role in society make this a 'must-have' book for everyone in the field."--Carol S. Dweck, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
 

"If you thought the first edition of this handbook was good, this new edition is even better. This volume presents a thoroughly fresh, cutting-edge vision of what social psychology is and where we are heading in the 21st century. The list of topics is innovative, and the authors, without exception, are leaders in the field. The Handbook exemplifies the hard-nosed attitude toward theory, process, and evidence that characterizes modern social psychology, while eloquently illuminating the principles that make social psychological knowledge relevant across all facets of human life. This refreshingly forward-looking work is sure to occupy a central place in the literature for many years."--Harry Reis, PhD, Department of Clinical and Social Psychology, University of Rochester
 

"A superb work that should prove as influential as the first edition. The continued emphasis on basic principles makes this handbook an outstanding resource for established researchers, as well as for students who are seeking to master the knowledge our science has accumulated."--Russell H. Fazio, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University
 

"This important second edition continues to have the unique goal of capturing and distilling the basic principles of social behavior that lie behind our extensive base of empirical observations. This is a very new book, however, with many novel chapters, an impressive new section on applications of social psychology, and many new contributors. This exceptional handbook will become a primary reference text for everyone from senior undergraduates to senior scientists."--John G. Holmes, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462514861
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1010
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Arie W. Kruglanski, PhD, is Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park. He is a recipient of the Donald T. Campbell Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Senior Career Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Kruglanski is widely recognized for his distinguished research contributions, disseminated in over 200 articles and chapters, which focus on how people form judgments, beliefs, impressions, and attitudes, and the consequences for their interpersonal relations, group interactions, and intergroup relations. He has served as editor of the Journal of Social and Personality Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition and of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He is now a codirector of the START National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.

 

E. Tory Higgins, PhD, is the Stanley Schachter Professor of Psychology, Professor of Business, and Director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University. He has received a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Thomas M. Ostrom Award in Social Cognition, the Donald T. Campbell Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Lifetime Contribution Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. Dr. Higgins has also received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the William James Fellow Award for Distinguished Achievements in Psychological Science from the American Psychological Society, and the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of Columbia University’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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