The Handbook of Social Psychology

The Handbook of Social Psychology

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The classic Handbook of Social Psychology has been the standard professional reference for the field of social psychology for the past 50 years. Now available in a new edition, this internationally acclaimed resource maintains the high standards of previous editions by recruiting leading experts from all areas of social psychology to bring readers up to date on new scientific methods and analytic techniques and to take stock of research advances in their respective specialties. In addition to a new and diverse group of authors, this edition is filled with new topics, such as emotions, self, automaticity, stigma, memory, and evolution, among others. The editors, who are three of social psychology's most noted researchers, have structured the volume to highlight the many levels of analysis used by contemporary psychologists, while maintaining a focus on social psychology's core concern: how do people think about, feel, and act toward one another? Social Psychology's central questions have changed throughout the past 50 years, and the scientific approaches to them have changed even more. This expanded focus has led to many exciting developments that are detailed in this new edition.All academics, graduate students, and professional social psychologists will want to own a copy of this essential resource.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1984 pages
  • 208 x 272 x 112mm | 4,359g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • halftones, line figures, tables
  • 0195213769
  • 9780195213768

Table of contents

VOLUME I; PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES; 1. Major Developments in Five Decades of Social Psychology; 2. The Social Being in Social Psychology; PART II: METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES; 3. Experimentation in Social Psychology; 4. Survey Methods; 5. Measurement; 6. Data Analysis in Social Psychology; PART III: INTRAPERSONAL PHENOMENA; 7. Attitude Structure & Function; 8. Attitude Change: Multiple Roles for Persuasion Variables; 9. Mental Representation & Memory; 10. Control & Automaticity in Social Life; 11. Behavioral Decision Making & Judgment; 12. Motivation; 13. Emotions; PART IV: PERSONAL PHENOMENA; 14. Understanding Personality and Social Behavior: A Functional Strategy; 15. The Self; 16. Social Development in Childhood and Adulthood; 17. Gender; VOLUME II; PART V: INTERPERSONAL PHENOMENA; 18. Nonverbal Communication; 19. Language and Social Behavior; 20. Ordinary Personology; 21. Influence, Social Norms, Conformity, & Compliance; 22. Attraction & Close Relationships; 23. Altruism and Prosocial Behavior; 24. Aggression and Antisocial Behavior; 25. Stereotypes, Prejudice, & Discrimination; PART VI: COLLECTIVE PHENOMENA; 26. Small Groups; 27. Social Conflict; 28. Social Stigma; 29. Intergroup Relations; 30. Social Justice & Social Movements; PART VII: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES; 31. Health Behavior; 32. Psychology and Law; 33. Understanding Organizations: Concepts and Controversies; 34. Attitude and Action in the Realm of Politics; 35. Social Psychology & World Politics; PART VIII: EMERGING PERSPECTIVES; 36. The Cultural Matrix of Social Psychology; 37. Evolutionary Social Psychologyshow more

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"The broad focus of most of the chapters and the appreciation they convey of the history of research and theory should maintain the Handbook's importance as the best distillation of the foundations of current knowledge in social psychology." --Contemporary Psychology (on the third ed.)show more

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