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Readings in Social Psychology: General, Classic, and Contemporary Selections / Edition 6

Readings in Social Psychology: General, Classic, and Contemporary Selections / Edition 6

by Wayne A. Lesko


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ISBN-13: 9780205454396
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Wayne A. Lesko received his doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Windsor in social psychology. He taught first for the University of Maryland University College and then for Marymount University in Arlington. During his time at Marymount he has served as the chair of the psychology department, Associate Dean of the School of Education and Human Services, and most recently as the Dean of the School. His work in the latter capacity has resulted in the creation of a variety of new degree programs, including forensic psychology, criminal justice, and counseling. While primarily being involved with administrative work, Dr. Lesko has continued to teach courses in social psychology and a senior seminar in the undergraduate psychology program. His most recent scholarship centers on issues pertaining to pedagogical issues.

Table of Contents

Preface     xiii
A Note to the Reader     xv
The Field of Social Psychology     1
Folk Wisdom: Was Your Grandmother Right?   Robert Epstein     2
Human Use of Human Subjects: The Problem of Deception in Social Psychological Experiments   Herbert C. Kelman     9
How to Be a Wise Consumer of Psychological Research$dthe American Psychological Association     20
Social Perception     25
The Once-Over: Can You Trust First Impressions?   Carlin Flora     26
The Warm-Cold Variable in First Impressions of Persons   Harold H. Kelley     31
Detecting Lies in Children and Adults   Robin S. Edelstein   Tanya L. Luten   Paul Ekman   Gail S. Goodman     37
Social Cognition     47
Some Systematic Biases of Everyday Judgment   Thomas Gilovich     48
Cognitive, Social, and Physiological Determinants of Emotional State   Stanley Schachter   Jerome E. Singer     55
Pluralistic Ignorance and Hooking Up   Tracy A. Lambert   Arnold S. Kahn   Kevin J. Apple     74
Attitudes     82
Don't Even Think about It!   Michael Ventura     83
Cognitive Consequencesof Forced Compliance   Leon Festinger   James M. Carlsmith     89
Self-Esteem, Trivialization, and Attitude Change   Marie-Amelie Martinie   Valerie Fointiat     98
Social Identity     106
The Many Me's of the Self-Monitor   Mark Snyder     107
The Measurement of Psychological Androgyny   Sandra L. Bem     114
Examining Masculinity Norms, Problem Drinking, and Athletic Involvement as Predictors of Sexual Aggression in College Men   Benjamin D. Locke   James R. Mahalik     122
Prejudice and Discrimination     131
Why We Hate   Margo Monteith   Jeffrey Winters     132
Attitudes vs. Actions   Richard T. LaPiere     137
The Contact Hypothesis Revisited: Status Bias in the Reduction of Implicit Prejudice in the United States and Lebanon   P. J. Henry   Curtis D. Hardin     145
Interpersonal Attraction     155
Why I Hate Beauty   Michael Levine   Hara Estroff Marano     156
What Is Beautiful Is Good   Karen Dion   Ellen Berscheid   Elaine Walster     161
One Woman's Behavior Affects the Attractiveness of Others   Sandeep Mishra   Andrew Clark    Martin Daly     168
Close Relationships     176
Great Expectations   Polly Shulman     177
"Playing Hard to Get": Understanding an Elusive Phenomenon   Elaine Hatfield   G. William Walster   Jane Piliavin   Lynn Schmidt     182
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Words: The Social Effects of Expressive Writing   Richard B. Slatcher   James W. Pennebaker     192
Social Influence     199
Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: A Lesson in the Power of Situation   Philip G. Zimbardo     200
Behavioral Study of Obedience   Stanley Milgram     206
The Influence of Social Pressure and Black Clothing on Crime Judgements   Aldert Vrij   Helen Pannell   James Ost     216
Prosocial Behavior     227
Helping Others, Helping Ourselves   Lea Winerman     228
"From Jerusalem to Jericho": A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior   John M. Darley   C. Daniel Batson     232
The Effect of Smiling on Helping Behavior: Smiling and Good Samaritan Behavior   Nicolas Gueguen   Marie-Agnes De Gail     243
Aggression     250
Bad Girls    Barry Yeoman     251
Transmission of Aggression through Imitation of Aggressive Models   Albert Bandura   Dorothea Ross   Sheila A. Ross     256
Guns, Testosterone, and Aggression: An Experimental Test of a Mediational Hypothesis   Jennifer Klinesmith   Tim Kasser   Francis T. McAndrew     267
Group Behavior     273
Groupthink   Irving L. Janis     274
The Effect of Threat upon Interpersonal Bargaining   Morton Deutsch   Robert M. Krauss     279
Gender Differences in Cooperation and Competition: The Male-Warrior Hypothesis   Mark Van Vugt   David De Cremer   Dirk P. Janssen     291
Business Psychology     299
The Psychology of Voluntary Employee Turnover   Wendy S. Harman   Thomas W. Lee   Terence R. Mitchell   William Felps   Bradley P. Owens     300
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?   Frederick Herzberg     306
Doing Better but Feeling Worse: Looking for the "Best" Job Undermines Satisfaction   Sheena S. Iyengar   Rachael E. Wells   Barry Schwartz     318
Forensic Psychology     330
Can Psychology Prevent False Confessions?    Zak Stambor     331
Beautiful but Dangerous: Effects of Offender Attractiveness and Nature of the Crime on Juridic Judgment   Harold Sigall   Nancy Ostrove     335
Looking Deathworthy: Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital-Sentencing Outcomes   Jennifer L. Eberhardt   Paul G. Davies   Valerie J. Purdie-Vaughns   Sheri Lynn Johnson     341
Health Psychology     347
America: A Toxic Lifestyle?   Tori Deangelis     348
The Social Readjustment Rating Scale   Thomas H. Holmes   Richard H. Rahe     352
Psychological Resilience after Disaster: New York City in the Aftermath of the September 11th Terrorist Attack   George A. Bonanno   Sandro Galea   Angela Bucciarelli   David Vlahov     359
Author Index     369
Subject Index     373

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