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Essential Social Psychology

Fifth Edition
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Psychology | Social Psychology | Sociology

March 2024 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Essential Social Psychology introduces you to the core topics in Social Psychology, covering its history, methods, and approaches, as well as helping you grasp key topics such as social influence, group processes, prejudice, friendship, affiliation, and love.

This new edition has a strong emphasis on real-world applications, for example exploring how social psychology was applied during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been updated to include more in-depth coverage of contemporary topics such as social media, the digital world, as well as social justice topics, such as LGBTQ+ issues in psychology.

This book is ideal for undergraduate students of social psychology.

Richard Crisp is Professor of Social Psychology at Durham University.
Rhiannon Turner is Professor of Social Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast.
Rose Meleady is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of East Anglia.
 
CHAPTER 1: HISTORY, METHODS, AND APPROACHES
 
CHAPTER 2: ATTRIBUTION
 
CHAPTER 3: SOCIAL COGNITION
 
CHAPTER 4: ATTITUDES
 
CHAPTER 5: SOCIAL INFLUENCE
 
CHAPTER 6: GROUP PROCESSES
 
CHAPTER 7: SELF AND IDENTITY
 
CHAPTER 8: PREJUDICE
 
CHAPTER 9: INTERGROUP RELATIONS
 
CHAPTER 10: AGGRESSION
 
CHAPTER 11: PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
 
CHAPTER 12: AFFILIATION AND ATTRACTION
 
CHAPTER 13: FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
 
CHAPTER 14: APPLICATIONS

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Richard J. Crisp

Richard Crisp is Professor of Social Psychology at Durham University. He read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and carried out his doctoral research at Cardiff University. In addition to Durham University Richard has held positions at the Universities of Birmingham, Kent and Sheffield as well as the Aston Business School. Richard’s research has covered the full range of topics that comprise social psychology, from the formation and reduction of prejudice, to the self and identity processes involved in interpersonal relations, from mere exposure and attitude formation, to stereotyping and social categorization. He has... More About Author

Rhiannon N. Turner

Rhiannon Turner is Professor of Social Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. She did her undergraduate degree at Cardiff University, her Master’s degree at the University of Kent, her doctoral research at the University of Oxford, and her postdoctoral research at the University of Birmingham. In 2007, she took up a lectureship at the University of Leeds, and she was appointed Chair 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, online, and imagined contact, and nostalgic recall of contact) as a means of... More About Author

Rose Meleady

Rose Meleady is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of East Anglia. She did her undergraduate degree, her Master’s degree, and her doctoral research at the University Kent. She took up her current position at the University of East Anglia in 2013. Her research focuses on intergroup processes related to prejudice and discrimination. Her work has explored the benefits of intergroup contact and cross-group friendship for prejudice reduction, and the role of ideological and identity factors in prejudice. Another strand of her work has explored how social psychological research can be applied to promote more environmentally... More About Author

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