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Applying Social Psychology
From Problems to Solutions

Third Edition


March 2021 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Now in its Third Edition, Applying Social Psychology offers a step-by-step guide to applied psychology.

The PATHS model presents a unique way of applying theoretical social psychology to a range of real-world problems, helping students develop their own social psychological interventions. This model has recently been updated with the edition of ‘S’ for success, to help students evaluate how successful their interventions have been.

Using interesting case studies and useful exercises, Applying Social Psychology is an invaluable tool in learning how to develop and carry out psychological interventions.

 
Chapter1: Applying Social Psychology
 
Chapter 2: The Problem Phase: From a Problem to a Problem Definition
 
Chapter 3: The Analysis Phase: Finding Theory-Based Explanations for Problem
 
Chapter 4: The Test Phase: Developing and Testing the Process Model
 
Chapter 5: The Help Phase: Developing the Intervention
 
Chapter 6: The Success Phase: Evaluating the Intervention
 
Chapter 7: Conclusion: Looking Backward and Forward

·       Introduce more material on evaluating interventions within the implementation section.

·       Update the cases/examples (where appropriate) to ensure they remain relevant or engaging for the student audience.

·       Include more examples of real-life interventions where the PATH model has been applied and that potentially look at a broader range of social problems (to be hosted online like Green & Tones https://study.sagepub.com/greentones4e/student-resources/international-case-studies
·       
Update to reflect the replication crisis.

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Abraham P Buunk

Abraham (Bram) P. Buunk has been an Academy Professor in Evolutionary Social Psychology at the University of Groningen, on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), since 2005. His main current interest is the application of evolutionary theorizing to human social behaviour. He has published over 6500 articles and chapters on a large variety of topics,  on applied topics, including professional burnout, jealousy, absenteeism, AIDS-prevention, loneliness, depression, marital satisfaction, well-being among the elderly, interpersonal violence, psychological effects of oral contraception, and coping with cancer.... More About Author

Pieternel Dijkstra

Pieternel Dijkstra is an applied social psychologists who works for and with numerous organizations in education, health care and science. In 2001 Pieternel received her PhD in the Social Sciences from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Since then she has scientifically studied several social psychological topics, in diverse contexts such as the classroom, intimate relationships, and organizations. In addition to scientifically publishing these studies’ results in dozens of international scientific papers, she actively engages in the valorization of the results obtained through these studies. Pieternel strongly believes... More About Author

Mark van Vugt

Mark van Vugt is Professor of Evolutionary, Work and Organizational Psychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and director of the Amsterdam Leadership Lab. He holds an honorary position at the University of Oxford. Mark started his academic studies in Psychology in the Netherlands and worked at various universities in the UK, before returning to his birth country to take on a professorship in Psychology. He has published over 200 articles in major outlets such as Nature, Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin, American Psychologist and The Leadership Quarterly on various fundamental and applied themes  in... More About Author

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