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Readable research. This distinctive, theory-driven text uses “The Self” as a theme to give students a meaningful context for exploring the key concepts of social psychology. "Applications" sections have been incorporated into most chapters, and "Featured Study" sections at the end of every chapter summarize the purpose, method, and results of recently published scientific articles. Retaining the emphasis on methodology, the text also continues the tradition of strong gender coverage, while expanding the coverage of social cognition and social neuroscience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073370590
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 1,203,836
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen L. Franzoi is a professor of psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born and raised in Iron Mountain, Michigan, he received his B.S. in both psychology and sociology from Western Michigan University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at Davis. He also was a postdoctoral fellow in the NIMH-sponsored Self Program at Indiana University and served as assistant editor of Social Psychology Quarterly. At Marquette University, Professor Franzoi teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology. He is the author of the textbook Psychology: A Journey of Discovery (third edition), is an active researcher in the areas of body esteem and self-awareness, and is currently the associate editor of Social Problems. Over the years, Dr. Franzoi has discussed his research in such media outlets as the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Because of his desire to apply social psychological knowledge to real-world problems, Dr. Franzoi regularly provides gender equity and multicultural workshops to schools and organizations, including NAACP-sponsored programs. He and Cheryl Figg are the proud parents of Amelia, and Lillian.

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Table of Contents

1 Social Psychology as a Discipline
Chapter Outline
What is Social Psychology?
A Brief History of Social Psychology
The Impact of the Self on Social Behavior
The Impact of Culture on Social Behavior
Related Issues in Social Psychology
The Profession of Social Psychology
Conducting Research in Social Psychology
Applications: Classroom Labeling and the Self-fulfilling Prophecy
Suggested Readings*
2 The Self
Origins of the Self
The Self as a Knowledge Structure
The Self as a Target of Attention and Contemplation
Motivations of the Self
Presentation of Self to Others
Applications: Self-Monitoring on the Job
3 Social Perception
Impression Formation
Making Attributions
Biases in Attribution
Mental Shortcuts: Another Source for Error
How Good (or Bad) Are We as Social Perceivers?
Applications: Individual Differences in Attributional Style
4 Gender
Sex and Gender as Psychological Concepts
Gender and Culture
Gender and the Self
(and more...)
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