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Social Psychology in Everyday Life

Social Psychology in Everyday Life

First Edition
  • Sibnath Deb - Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
  • Anjali Gireesan - Scientist ‘B’, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India
  • Pooja Prabhavalkar - Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Fergusson College, Pune
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March 2019 | 380 pages | SAGE Texts
This multi-authored textbook examines and explores the implications of a fast-changing world on social behaviour and psychology.

Social Psychology in Everyday Life provides broad insights into the ambivalence of the twenty-first century, where the rising standard of living along with growing technological influence has not necessarily translated to greater happiness and contentment in our lives. The new textbook studies this conflict in the contemporary society by applying the principles of social psychology in our everyday life.

Written as per the prescribed curriculum, exhaustive in its approach and covering Indian research and findings, this book strikes a balance between theoretical understanding and its manifestation in the practical facets of life. Apart from the deliberation on classical theories, the book projects the versatility of this discipline in its applications to other fields such as law, medicine and natural sciences. In an effective and easy-to-understand manner, Social Psychology in Everyday Life helps familiarize the reader with the varied aspects of social psychology.

Key Features:

• Focus on application of social psychology and evidence-based findings.

• Dwells on the impact of social psychology in relation to contemporary socio-economic issues.

• Relatable and relevant examples from everyday life, pertaining to the exposure that students have today.

• Covers recent research and includes updated literature in the field of social psychology.

Foreword by Donna Berthelsen
Social Psychology: Definition, History of Psychology in India, Methods to Study Social Behaviour and Their importance
Theoretical Perspectives in Social Psychology
Social Perception and Cognition
Attitudes, Prejudice, Myths, Misconception, Stereotype and Discrimination
Social Relations and Their Implications
Group Processes, Formation, Dynamics and Maintenance
Leadership, Different Roles and Their Implications
Population Explosion: Causes, Consequences and Prevention
Violence: Burden, Causes, Impact and Prevention
Major Modes of Crime in India: Causes, Consequences, Prevention and Intervention

Sibnath Deb

Professor Sibnath Deb, PhD and DSc, is a full-time professor at the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University (a central university), India. Professor Deb is also acting as Director (I/C), Directorate of Distance Education, and Dean (I/C), School of Law, Pondicherry University. Prior to joining the Pondicherry University, he was teaching at the University of Calcutta. In 1994, Professor Deb did an intensive course on ‘HIV/AIDS and Qualitative Research’ from the University of Western Australia. From April 2009 to August 2009, Professor Deb visited the School of Public Health, Queensland... More About Author

Anjali Gireesan

Dr Anjali Gireesan, MSc and PhD from the Pondicherry University (a central university), has been working as Scientist ‘B’ in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India. She has five years of full-time teaching and research experience. She has published six research papers and written a book chapter titled ‘Contexts of Risks and Exploitation’ with Professor Sibnath Deb for an edited book titled The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research (2015, SAGE Publications, Australia). Her two more chapters, namely (a) ‘Enhancing Education: Improving... More About Author

Pooja Prabhavalkar

Pooja Prabhavalkar has received her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has nine years of teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has taught at esteemed institutions such as Fergusson College in Pune and Mithibai College of Arts in Mumbai. She is currently pursuing her PhD, and her research is in the area of body image among young women and the impact of body dissatisfaction on one’s psychological well-being. Her areas of research interest include child welfare, students’ mental health, and adolescent issues and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353281847