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Essential Social Psychology

Second Edition

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Social Psychology

472 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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The book gives an accessible and thorough grounding in the key concepts, the fundamentals - the essentials of social psychology, while providing a lively introduction to the major theoretical debates, new approaches, and findings in the discipline. It focuses on theory and basic level empirical demonstrations for of the key phenomena, along with discussion of current research and application to real-world issues.

Key Features:

  • Concise chapters cover the classic and contemporary studies with ample illustrations, an extensive glossary, and memory maps to help students retain the material
  • NEW: Two new chapters on Attribution and Intergroup Processes
  • Alternative perspectives are integrated into each chapter to reflect the full range of approaches and encourage critical thinking
  • New and improved Instructor and Student website

A password-protected Instructor Teaching Site and an open-access Student Study Site are available for this book at: www.uk.sagepub.com/crispandturner2/

 
The Self
 
Attribution
 
Social Cognition
 
Attitudes
 
Group Processes
 
Social Influence
 
Prejudice
 
Intergroup Relations
 
Aggression
 
Pro-Social Behaviour
 
Affiliation and Attraction
 
Friendship and Love

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Dr Amanda Williams
Department of Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University
February 10, 2015

Current book in use is good

Professor Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen
Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School
December 16, 2014

Our student were very engaged with the text which explains theories clearly and with illustrative examples. The online resources aided consolidation of the key concepts.

Dr Sue Jamison-Powell
Department of Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University
September 30, 2014

Suggested as a second choice.

Mr Paul Muff
Division of Social Sciences and Criminal Justice, University of Bradford
October 30, 2013

This textbook is thorough but a little too concise for the course I considered it for. The chapters are indeed lively but I chose a more extensive text.

J.M. Modde
Department of Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen
February 13, 2013

New chair of department is familiar with the book from teaching at other scools and adopted the book at Bluefield State.

Professor WILLIAM HARTLING
Arts Science Division, Bluefield State College
December 10, 2012

A bit outdated in its form but very up to date in its content and approach. Shows social psychology nicely and interestingly to every undergraduate psychology student or even graduate student or scientist from another discipline. I will recommend it to my students but other book will stay the essential reading for its nicer form and chapters about language and communication.

Dr Karolina Hansen
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Academy of Special Education, Warsaw
July 19, 2012

An excellent text with clear, explanatory diagrams and references to 'real life' situations. This will be an easy text from which to teach.

Ms Sara Paterson
Social Work , University of Applied Science
July 3, 2012

perfect! concise clear no wasted space on extra graphics...many text out there look like magazines not college texts!!!

Dr Margaret Lynch
Psychology Dept, San Francisco State University
April 10, 2012

Comprehensive and understandable

Mr Vivek Venugopal
Psychology Dept, Kent State University
February 20, 2012
Key features

Key features of the new edition:

  • Brand new chapters on Attribution and Intergroup Processes
  • Alternative perspectives integrated into each chapter reflect the fascinating range of approaches and encourage critical thinking
  • Extended chapters provide more detailed coverage of each topic
  • New and improved companion website, now with even more lecturer and student support

Key features of the new edition include:

  • Brand new chapters on Attribution and Intergroup Processes
  • Alternative perspectives integrated into each chapter to reflect the
    fascinating range of approaches and encourage critical thinking.
  • Extended chapters provide more detailed coverage of each topic.
  • New and improved companion website, now with even more lecturer and student
    support.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF


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Richard J. Crisp

Richard Crisp is a Professor of Psychology at the Aston Business School. He read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and carried out his doctoral research at Cardiff University. In 1999 he took up his first lecturing position at the University of Birmingham, then in 2007 took up his first Chair in the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent. After a three-year term as Head of School, in 2012 he was appointed Chair in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. He moved to his current position at the Aston Business School in 2014. Richard’s research has covered the full range of topics that comprise... More About Author

Rhiannon N. Turner

Rhiannon Turner is a Professor of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast. She did her undergraduate degree at Cardiff University, her MSc at the University of Kent, and her D.Phil. at the University of Oxford. In 2006, she was awarded an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Birmingham, before taking up a lectureship at the University of Leeds in 2007. She moved to her current position at Queen’s University Belfast in 2012. The main focus of her research is intergroup relations, with a particular interest in direct and indirect forms of contact (such as extended and imagined contact, and nostalgic recall of contact) as means... More About Author

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