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Classic and Contemporary Studies in Social Psychology
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Social Psychology

February 2018 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Classic and Contemporary Studies in Social Psychology is a combined text and reader that presents social psychology firsthand through the influential studies that have shaped the field. Each topic includes annotated readings to demystify the research design process and help students understand how theory connects to experimental design in social psychology. To prepare readers for concepts within each original journal article, Todd D. Nelson discusses pivotal themes, ideas, and methods in introductory sections that precede the reading. Following each article, Nelson reinforces key topics and links the article to related concepts within the field.
 
1 History of Social Psychology
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 1.1

 
Reading 1.1. The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition

Norman Triplett
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 1.2

 
Reading 1.2. Attitudes vs. Actions

Richard T. LaPiere
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
2 Research Methods
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 2.1

 
Reading 2.1. The Postexperimental Interview

Elliot Aronson, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, J. Merrill Carlsmith, and Marti Hope Gonzales
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 2.2

 
Reading 2.2. Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation

Chris Ann Dickerson, Ruth Thibodeau, Elliot Aronson, and Dayna Miller
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
3 Social Cognition
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 3.1

 
Reading 3.1. Playing Dice With Criminal Sentences: The Influence of Irrelevant Anchors on Experts’ Judicial Decision Making

Birte Englich, Thomas Mussweiler, and Fritz Strack
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 3.2

 
Reading 3.2. When Less Is More: Counterfactual Thinking and Satisfaction Among Olympic Medalists

Victoria Husted Medvec, Scott F. Madey, and Thomas Gilovich
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
4 The Self
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 4.1

 
Reading 4.1. Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance

Dana R. Carney, Amy J. C. Cuddy, and Andy J. Yap
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 4.2

 
Reading 4.2. The Ergonomics of Dishonesty: The Effect of Incidental Posture on Stealing, Cheating, and Traffic Violations

Andy J. Yap, Abbie S. Wazlawek, Brian J. Lucas, Amy J. C. Cuddy, and Dana R. Carney
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
5 Attitudes
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 5.1

 
Reading 5.1. Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance

Leon Festinger and James M. Carlsmith
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 5.2

 
Reading 5.2. Resistance to Persuasion as Self-Regulation: Ego-Depletion and Its Effects on Attitude Change Processes

S. Christian Wheeler, Pablo Briñol, and Anthony D. Hermann
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
6 Social Perception
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 6.1

 
Reading 6.1. Perceptions of the Impact of Negatively Valued Physical Characteristics on Social Interaction

Robert E. Kleck and Angelo Strenta
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 6.2

 
Reading 6.2. First Impressions: Making Up Your Mind After a 100-Ms Exposure to a Face

Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
7 Attribution
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 7.1

 
Reading 7.1. Mood, Misattribution, and Judgments of Well-Being: Informative and Directive Functions of Affective States

Norbert Schwarz and Gerald L. Clore
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 7.2

 
Reading 7.2. Research Report: The Role of Ease of Retrieval and Attribution in Memory Judgments: Judging Your Memory as Worse Despite Recalling More Events

Piotr Winkielman, Norbert Schwarz, and Robert F. Belli
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
8 Social Influence
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 8.1

 
Reading 8.1. Behavioral Study of Obedience

Stanley Milgram
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 8.2

 
Reading 8.2. The Mindlessness of Ostensibly Thoughtful Action: The Role of “Placebic” Information in Interpersonal Interaction

Ellen Langer, Arthur Blank, and Benzion Chanowitz
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
9 Prejudice
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 9.1

 
Reading 9.1. Attitudes and Social Cognition: Stereotypes and Prejudice: Their Automatic and Controlled Components

Patricia G. Devine
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 9.2

 
Reading 9.2. Research Report: Stereotypes As Judgmental Heuristics: Evidence of Circadian Variations In Discrimination

Galen V. Bodenhausen
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
10 Prosocial Behavior
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 10.1

 
Reading 10.1. Bystander intervention in emergencies: Diffusion of Responsibility

John M. Darley and Bibb Latané
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 10.2

 
Reading 10.2. “From Jerusalem to Jericho”: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables In Helping Behavior

John M. Darley and C. Daniel Batson
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
11 Aggression
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 11.1

 
Reading 11.1. Research Report: Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping Others

Brad J. Bushman and Craig A. Anderson
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 11.2

 
Reading 11.2. Field Experiments Examining the Culture of Honor: The Role of Institutions in Perpetuating Norms About Violence

Dov Cohen and Richard E. Nisbett
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
12 Groups
Introduction

 
Introduction to Reading 12.1

 
Reading 12.1. Social Enhancement And Impairment of Performance In The Cockroach

Robert B. Zajonc, Alexander Heingartner, and Edward M. Herman
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
Introduction to Reading 12.2

 
Reading 12.2. The Path to Glory Is Paved With Hierarchy: When Hierarchical Differentiation Increases Group Effectiveness

Richard Ronay, Katharine Greenaway, Eric M. Anicich, Adam D. Galinsky
Post-Article Discussion

 
Things to Think About

 
 
References

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter (2) - (Research Methods)

Chapter (11) - (Aggression)


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Todd D. Nelson

Todd D. Nelson is an established textbook author and a professor of psychology with 20 years of teaching experience. He earned his PhD in social psychology at Michigan State University in 1996, working under Dr. Galen Bodenhausen. Previously, he served as Guest Editor for an issue of the Journal of Social Issues on Ageism, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology elected his as a fellow in 2011. More About Author

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