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Applied Social Psychology
Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems

Third Edition
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December 2021 | SAGE Texts
A comprehensive introduction to the subject of applied social psychology, which balances theory, research, and application.

This edition of Applied Social Psychology presents an accessible, student-friendly introduction to the _eld and focuses on the practical problems of social psychology. It guides students through the theoretical background of these problems and then explains how they can develop intervention strategies to address them. This book is unique in the way it blends theory and practice to give students an exhaustive overview of the subject. The third edition contains the latest research in the _eld and detailed examples of qualitative research throughout the chapters.

Key Features:

• Detailed introduction to the foundational theories that lay the groundwork for a thorough understanding of the subject, also through practical application

• New sections and revised content in all chapters

• New research and intervention strategies relevant to application of social psychology in daily life

• Detailed outline, summary, and key terms section in each chapter that makes the book easy to follow
 
Preface
 
PART I FOUNDATIONS OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Frank W. Schneider, Jamie A. Gruman, and Larry M. Coutts
Defining the Field of Applied Social Psychology
 
Social Psychology
 
Applied Social Psychology
 
Overview of Book
 
Summary
Michelle A. Krieger, Greg A. Chung-Yan, and Shelagh M. J. Towson
Social Psychological Theory
 
The Scientific Process
 
Theory in Social Psychology
 
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
 
Theory of Planned Behavior
 
Summary
Kenneth M. Cramer and Louise R. Alexitch
Research Methods in Applied Social Psychology
 
Methods of Data Collection
 
Research Designs
 
Research Settings
 
Qualitative Research Methods
 
Research Ethics
 
Postscript
 
Summary
Adam Lodzinski, Michiko S. Motomura, and Frank W. Schneider
Intervention and Evaluation
 
Design of Interventions
 
Evaluation of Interventions
 
An Intervention Example: Reducing Alcohol Problems on Campus
 
Incorporating Qualitative Methods to Design and Evaluate
 
Interventions
 
Other Interventions
 
Influencing Social Policy
 
Intervention Issues
 
Summary
 
PART II APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO ARENAS OF LIFE
Kenneth E. Hart and Phillip A. Ianni
Applying Social Psychology to Clinical and Counseling Psychology
 
The Origins of Psychological Disorders
 
The Treatment and Prevention of Psychological Disorders
 
The Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders
 
Summary
Philip Sullivan, Deborah L. Feltz, and Lori Dithurbide
Applying Social Psychology to Sports Teams
 
Team Dynamics
 
Team Building
 
Summary
David R. Ewoldsen and Beverly Roskos
Applying Social Psychology to the Media
 
How Does Media Violence Affect Us?
 
What Happens When We Watch Pornography?
 
Does Political News Coverage Affect Us?
 
Summary
Kathryn D. Lafreniere and Kenneth M. Cramer
Applying Social Psychology to Health
 
Health Psychology Defined
 
Promoting Health and Preventing Illness
 
Changing Health Behavior
 
Stress, Coping, and Social Support
 
Summary
Louise R. Alexitch
Applying Social Psychology to Education
 
Intrapersonal Processes: Increasing Success, Reducing Failure
 
Interpersonal Processes: Teachers and Students Interacting
 
Summary
Larry M. Coutts and Jamie A. Gruman
Applying Social Psychology to Organizations
 
The Individual in an Organizational Context
 
Interpersonal Processes in Organizations
 
Summary
David M. Day and Stéphanie B. Marion
Applying Social Psychology to the Criminal Justice System
 
The Crime and the Criminal
 
The Response of the Criminal Justice System
 
Summary
Kathryn D. Lafreniere, Stewart Page, and Charlene Y. Senn
Applying Social Psychology to the Community
 
What Is Community Psychology?
 
Sense of Community
 
Diversity Versus Prejudice and Stigmatization
 
Bringing About Social Change
 
Summary
Robert Gifford
Applying Social Psychology to the Environment
 
Resource Dilemmas
 
The Built Environment
 
Epilogue
 
Summary
Catherine T. Kwantes and Sherry Bergeron
Applying Social Psychology to Diversity
 
Societies: Cultural Diversity
 
Demographics: Personal Diversity
 
Consequences of Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges
 
Summary
 
PART III APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO ONE’S OWN LIFE
Ann L. Weber and Jennifer Dobson
Applying Social Psychology to Personal Relationships
 
The Need to Be Close
 
Attraction
 
Attachment
 
The Selection Process
 
Conclusion: The Science of Closeness
 
Summary
 
Applying Social Psychology to the Classroom Randolph A. Smith
 
Cognitive Errors and Student–Teacher Relations
 
Self-Perceptions and Their Academic Consequences
 
Conclusion: Social Psychology in the Classroom
 
Summary
Jamie A. Gruman, Kenneth E. Hart, and Phillip A. Ianni
Applying Social Psychology to the Good Life: Balancing Optimism and Pessimism
 
Introduction to Positive Social Psychology
 
Optimism
 
Pessimism
 
A Balanced View of Optimism and Pessimism
 
Broadening the Perspective on Well-Being
 
Summary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Jamie A. Gruman

Jamie A. Gruman, (PhD, University of Windsor) earned his doctorate in Applied Social Psychology with a specialization in organizational psychology. He is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and has previously taught in both the psychology departments and business schools at the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor. An award-winning researcher, he has published articles in such journals as Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Human Resource Management, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management... More About Author

Frank W. Schneider

Frank W. Schneider (PhD, University of Florida) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Windsor. He is a cofounder of the doctoral program in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Windsor. He coauthored a textbook on differential psychology and has published articles related to a variety of topics, including policing, group dynamics, organizational effectiveness, evaluation research, social psychology of education, gender roles, domestic violence, helping behavior, race relations, nonverbal communication, attribution theory, and adjustment of the elderly. His current research interests are in the areas of community... More About Author

Larry M. Coutts

Larry M. Coutts (PhD, University of Windsor) is the president of L. M. Coutts & Associates, an organizational and human resource management consulting firm, and teaches part-time in the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. Larry is a former Director of Research and Development for the human resource consulting company EPSI Inc. and a former Assistant Professor in the Applied Social Psychology division at the University of Windsor. He also has held positions with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as director of the Organizational Design and Job Evaluation Branch and as a senior research principal with both the Personnel... More About Author

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