The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology

Paperback Sage Social Psychology Program

Edited by Michael A. Hogg, Edited by Joel M. Cooper

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 242mm x 26mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1412945356
  • ISBN 13: 9781412945356
  • Edition: Student edition
  • Edition statement: Concise student ed
  • Sales rank: 520,860

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'This Volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook' - Choice Magazine In response to market demand, The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition has been published and represents a slimmer (16 chapters in total), more course focused and student-friendly volume. The editors and authors have also updated all references, provided chapter introductions and summaries and a new Preface outlining the benefits of using the Handbook as an upper level teaching resource. It will prove indispensable reading for all upper level and graduate students studying social psychology.

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Michael Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. He is also an Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Kent and the University of Queensland. His research focuses on social identity processes within and between large and small groups, and he has published widely on topics including intergroup relations, group cohesion, leadership, group motivations, and conformity processes. Professor Hogg is co-editor of the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, an associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Senior Consulting Editor for the SAGE Social Psychology Program. He is a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Western Psychological Association, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Michael Hogg' home page: Joel Cooper received his B.A. from the City College of New York in 1965 and a Ph.D. from Duke University in 1969. He joined the psychology department faculty at Princeton University in 1969, attaining the rank of full professor in 1978. Professor Cooper's major research focus is on attitudes and attitude change, particularly as they relate to the process of cognitive dissonance. His recent work examines vicarious experiences of dissonance (i.e., feeling dissonance due to the inconsistent behavior of others) and the role of the self in dissonance arousal. Two other areas of active interest are (1) the effect of expert testimony in courts of law, and (2) gender differences in the effectiveness of information technology, particularly among school children.

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"'This Volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook' - Choice Magazine"

Table of contents

PART ONE: HISTORY AND NATURE OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY A Century of Social Psychology - George Goethals Individuals, Ideas and Investigations Questions and Comparisons - Phoebe C Ellsworth and Richard Gonzales Methods of Research in Social Psychology PART TWO: INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES Social Inference and Social Memory - Steven J Sherman et al The Interplay between Systems Stereotyping and Impression Formation - Kimberly A Quinn et al How Categorical Thinking Shapes Person Perception Portraits of the Self - Constantine Sedikides and Aiden P Gregg Attitudes - Russel H Fazio and Michael A Olson Foundations, Functions and Consequences Affect and Emotion - Joe P Forgas and Craig A Smith Attribution and Person Perception - Ruth Gaunt and Yaccov Trope PART THREE: INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES Attitude Change - Penny S Visser and Joel Cooper Interpersonal Attraction and Intimate Relationships - Julie Fitness et al Altruism and Helping Behavior - C Daniel Batson et al Human Aggression - Craig A Anderson and L Rowell Husemann A Social-Cognitive View PART FOUR: PROCESSES WITHIN GROUPS Social Performance - Kipling D Williams et al Social-Influence Processes of Control and Change - Robin Martin and Miles Hewstone Conformity, Obedience to Authority, and Innovation PART FIVE: INTERGROUP PROCESSES AND SOCIETY Intergroup Behaviour and Social Identity - Michael A Hogg and Dominic Abrams The Social Psychology of Cultural Diversity - Stephen C Wright and Donald M Taylor Social Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination