Within the Social World: Essays in Social Psychology / Edition 1

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This anthology, designed to be accessible to undergraduate students, contains original and classic essays on social psychology from sociological perspectives.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Chin and Jacobson were successful in pulling together articles that help to show both the symbolic interactionist and the social structural "faces" of social psychology. From articles on theory and methods, to applications of theories to real-life experiences, students will benefit from reading this text."
Tricia M. Davis
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
for Teaching Sociology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205498888
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Sociology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Chin is a Professor of Sociology at Le Moyne College and a Carnegie National Scholar. He served as Editor of Teaching Sociology, and edited the ASA’s Teaching Resources Center publication Teaching Undergraduate Social Psychology (1990) and Included in Sociology: Learning Climates that Cultivate Racial and Ethnic Diversity (2002). He has also facilitated the ASA Teaching Workshop “Teaching Social Psychology Courses”.

Cardell K. Jacobson is Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University where he teaches and does research on social psychology, race and ethnic relations, and the sociology of religion. His recent publications have focused on factors associated with inter-group marriage.

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Table of Contents


Section 1. The Sociology of Social Psychology

1. James S. House, “The Nature of Social Psychology and Its Place in the Curriculum of Sociology and the Social and Natural Sciences”

2. Marcie N. Goodman, “A Short History of Social Psychology”

3. Carl I. Hovland. “Reconciling Conflicting Results Derived from Experimental and Survey Studies of Attitude Change”

4. Michael J. Shanahan, Scott M. Hofer and Stephen Vaisey. ““Biofantasy” and Beyond: Genetics, Social Psychology, and Behavior”

5. Jonathan H. Turner. “Toward a General Theory of Interpersonal Processes”

Section 2. Experimental Social Psychology

6. Peter Blau. “Excursis on Love”

7. Diane H. Felmlee, “Fatal Attraction: Disenchantment in Intimate Relationships”

8. Christine Horne “Social Norms”

Section 3. Symbolic Interactionist Approaches to Social Psychology

9. George J. McCall and J.L. Simmons, “Symbolic Interaction: Core Concepts and Principles”

10. Bernard N. Meltzer, “Symbolic Interactionism”

11. Lynn Smith-Lovin, “To Thine Own Self Be True?: Social Structural Sources of Self, Situation and Emotional Experience”

12. Robert L. Young. “Modest Actions, Monumental Misunderstandings”

Section 4. Socialization

13. Gil Richard Musolf, “Interactionism and Childhood Socialization”

14. O’Rand, Angela M. and Glen H. Elder, Jr., “Changing Societies and Changing Lives”

15. Gwynne Dyer, “Anybody’s Son Will Do”

Section 5. Social Structural Approaches to Social Psychology

16. Roxanna Harlow, “Race and Emotion Management in the Undergraduate College Classroom”

17. W.E.B. DuBois, “Double Consciousness: the Souls of Black Folks”

18. Baker, Phyllis and Martha Copp, “Gender Matters Most: The Interaction of Gendered Expectations, Feminist Course Content, and Pregnancy in Student Course Evaluations”

19. Peggy A. Thoits. “Emotion Norms, Emotion Work, and Social Order.”

20. Raechel Lizon and Mikaela Dufur, “The Influence of Involvement in Extracurricular Activities on Perceived Popularity”

21. Bryan R. Johnson and Cardell K. Jacobson, “Contact in Context: Whites’ Attitudes Toward Interracial Marriage”

22. Jeannine A. Gailey and Matthew T. Lee, “Attribution of Responsibility for Wrongdoing in Organizations: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach With Applications

23. Catherine E. Ross and John Mirowsky, “Social Structure and Psychological Well-Being”

Biographical Statements

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