We are social animals. Social Psychology illustrates how psychologists have produced a startling array of knowledge about how people act and react in social situations. Social behaviors are affected by thought and emotion, by our cultural heritage, by the groups with which we affiliate, and by our expectations of what is likely to happen when we deal with others.
The brand-new Student Handbook to Psychology set helps students learn more about such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, motivation, personality, relationships, and much more. In seven full-color volumes, readers are given a comprehensive survey of psychology-from its earliest scholars and practitioners to the development of its various methods and theories and up to the most recent research of the 21st century. Written in engaging and accessible prose by experts in the field, and enhanced with fascinating boxed features and a glossary in each volume, this set provides a ready reference for students and researchers interested in this popular field of study.
Table of Contents
1 Behavior in Groups 1
2 Attitudes and Attitude Change 19
3 Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience 39
4 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination 55
5 Relationships 69
6 Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior 87
7 Afterword 103