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Essential Social Psychology

Third Edition

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Psychology | Social Psychology | Sociology

© 2017 | 432 pages | SAGE Texts

Helps readers build a strong groundwork through easy and accessible discussion on essential theories and research in social psychology. 

The third edition to this well-acclaimed textbook offers a lively introduction to the major theoretical debates, new approaches, and findings in the discipline. The concise yet well-rounded chapters cover the classic and contemporary studies incorporating a range of approaches—from evolution to neuroscience, from critical to qualitative perspectives. By thoroughly integrating latest research from the field, Essential Social Psychology encourages readers to develop critical insights to the topics and identify their application to real-world issues. 

Feature Highlights

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Dedicated chapters on Applied Social Psychology and Social Psychological Methods

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Coverage of developing research perspectives on social neuroscience and evolutionary psychology

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‘Back to the Real World’ textboxes to situate academic findings in the context of the real world

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Extensive range of learning aids—cases and examples, summary sections, memory maps, assignments, and so on.

 

 
Preface
 
A Guided Tour
 
Publisher’s Acknowledgements
 
Chapter 1: History, Methods and Approaches
 
A History
 
Research Methods
 
Research Ethics
 
Chapter 2: Attribution
 
The Naive Scientist
 
Attribution Theory
 
Making Attributions
 
Attributional Biases
 
Attribution and Social Processes
 
Social Representations
 
Chapter 3: Social Cognition
 
The Cognitive Miser Versus the Naive Scientist
 
Heuristics
 
The Motivated Tactician
 
Social Categorization
 
Dual Process Theories
 
Chapter 4: Attitudes
 
Attitude Formation
 
Attitudes and Behaviour
 
Attitude Change
 
Chapter 5: Social Influence
 
Social Norms
 
Conformity
 
Minority Influence
 
Obedience
 
Social Impact Theory
 
Chapter 6: Group Processes
 
Groups
 
Leadership
 
Chapter 7: Self and Identity
 
Self-awareness
 
Organization of Self-knowledge
 
Theories of Self-concept Maintenanc
 
Self-esteem
 
Self-motives
 
Cultural Differences in Self and Identity
 
Chapter 8: Prejudice
 
Prejudice: Old and New
 
Individual Differences in Prejudice
 
Reducing Prejudice
 
Chapter 9: Intergroup Relations
 
Theories of Intergroup Relations
 
Improving Intergroup Relations
 
Chapter 10: Aggression
 
Theories of Aggression
 
Person-Centred Determinants of Aggression
 
Situation-Centred Determinants of Aggression
 
Disinhibition
 
Forms of Aggression in Society
 
Chapter 11: Prosocial Behaviour
 
What is Prosocial Behaviour?
 
Origins of Prosocial Behaviour
 
Situation-centred Determinants of Helping
 
Perceiver-Centred Determinants of Helping
 
Recipient-Centred Determinants of Helping
 
Receiving Help
 
Chapter 12: Affiliation and Attraction
 
Affiliation
 
Interpersonal Attraction
 
Chapter 13: Friendship and Love
 
Friendship
 
Romantic Relationships
 
Relationship Satisfaction and Commitment
 
Chapter 14: Applications
 
A History of Applying Social Psychology
 
Organizations
 
Health
 
Tolerance
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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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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