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Social Psychology Media: Media & Research Update / Edition 4

Social Psychology Media: Media & Research Update / Edition 4


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Social Psychology Media: Media & Research Update / Edition 4

Engaging, integrative, and scientific, this #1-rated book on social psychology uses a story-telling approach to convey the science of social psychology in a fascinating, memorable, and completely entertaining manner. Successfully capturing the excitement of social psychology, it helps readers understand the whole context of the field—how theories inspire research, why research is performed as it is, and how further research triggers new avenues of study—and how all of this impacts their everyday lives. Vignettes and 'mini' stories within every chapter include detailed descriptions of classic and modern experiments, and describe an example of a real-life phenomenon designed specifically. Chapter topics cover methodology, social perception, self-knowledge, self-justification, attitudes, conformity, group processes, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, and prejudice. For individuals interested in the field of social psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131830929
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Social Psychology.
2. Methodology: How Social Psychologists Do Research.
3. Social Cognition: How We Think about the Social World.
4. Social Perception: How We Come to Understand Other People.
5. Self-Knowledge: How We Come to Understand Ourselves.
6. Self-Justification and the Need to Maintain Self-Esteem.
7. Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts and Feelings.
8. Conformity: Influencing Behavior.
9. Group Processes: Influence in Social Groups.
10. Interpersonal Attraction: From First Impressions to Close Relationships.
11. Prosocial Behavior: Why Do People Help?
12. Aggression: Why We Hurt Other People.
13. Prejudice: Causes and Cures.
Social Psychology in Action 1: Social Psychology and Health.
Social Psychology in Action 2: Social Psychology and the Environment.
Social Psychology in Action 3: Social Psychology and the Law.

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