The Common and Uncommon Sense of Human Behaviour

The Common and Uncommon Sense of Human Behaviour

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Providing a brief and unifying overview of the field of social psychology, the author uses recent examples of published research in an engaging and personal way, and points out the immense applications of social psychology in daily life. Each topic is presented so that common-sense notions and supporting research are presented first, with counter intuitive notions and supporting research following. Each major area of research presented includes a discussion of several influential and illustrative studies, as well as direct applications to every day life. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on courses in introductory social psychology and research methods.show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 158.75 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 272.15g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534084060
  • 9780534084066

Table of contents

In the beginning. A scientific perspective. Personality: the inside story. Thinking about others. Thinking about ourselves. Counting the ways. Helping and being helped. Hurting and being hurt. Beliefs, feelings and intentions. Try it, you'll like it. Scratching others' backs. Getting along with others. Nonsocial influences of social behavior. Putting it all together. References. Name index. Subject index.show more

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