The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology

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'This volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook...Comprehensive in scope, authoritative, clearly written, and detailed...The volume is edited by two of the most prominent social psychologists in their own right, and the list of contributors is a veritable who's who of the discipline. No Library should be without this book' - Choice This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date survey of the field of social psychology for the new millennium - a single 656 page Handbook containing 23 chapters by leading researchers from around the world. It is a state-of-the-art text with an eye to the future, in which rich integrative chapters are thorough analytic reviews. The chapters fall into five sections that reflect the scope of social psychology as a global scientific endeavour: history and nature of social psychology; individual processes, interpersonal processes; processes within groups, and intergroup processes and society. The book is edited by Michael A Hogg and Joel Cooper, with Dominic Abrams, Elliot Aronson and Shelley Taylor acting as advisory editors.The main features and benefits of this book include: single volume; international coverage of social psychology; international line-up of authors; basic and applied research are integrated within chapters, not exiled to the end of the book; traditional emphasis on individual and interpersonal processes is balanced with full emphasis on the study of group processes and intergroup relations; chapters on language and social psychology, culture and more

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  • Hardback | 526 pages
  • 172.72 x 246.38 x 35.56mm | 1,111.3g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 0761966366
  • 9780761966364
  • 2,064,732

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"This volume is everthing one would want from a one-volume handbook of social psychology or, indeed, of any scientific discipline. Comprehensive in scope, authoritative, clearly written, and detailed, it covers not only the usual topics one would expect in such a survey--history, methodology, social cognition, emotions, interpersonal relations and relationships, and group processes, both positive and negative--but also those especially relevant to social psychology as it enters its second century. The volume is edited by two of the most prominent social psychologists in their own right, and the list of contributors is a veritable who's who of the discipline but also includes a number of younger and non-US-based scholars. Essential. No library should be without this book." -- R.R. Cornelius CHOICEshow more

About Michael A. Hogg

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 more

Table of contents

Preface and Introduction - Michael A Hogg and Joel Cooper PART ONE: HISTORY AND NATURE OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY A Century of Social Psychology - George R Goethals Individuals, Ideas and Investigations Questions and Comparisons - Phoebe C Ellsworth and Richard Gonzales Methods of Research in Social Psychology Honoring Culture Scientifically When Doing Social Psychology - Peter B Smith and Michael Harris Bond PART TWO: INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES Social Inference and Social Memory - Steven J Sherman et al The Interplay between Systems Stereotyping and Impression Formation - Kimberley A Quinn, C Neil Macrae and Galen V Bodenhausen How Categorical Thinking Shapes Person Perception Portraits of the Self - Constantine Sedikides and Aiden P Gregg Attitudes - Russell H Fazio and Michael A Olson Foundations, Functions and Consequences Affect and Emotion - Joseph P Forgas and Craig A Smith Attribution and Person Perception - Yaccov Trope and Ruth Gaunt PART THREE: INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES Attitude Change - Penny S Visser and Joel Cooper Language and Communication Processes - Kimberly A Noels, Howard Giles and Beth Le Poire Interpersonal Attraction and Intimate Relationships - Julie Fitness, Garth Fletcher and Nickola Overall 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 Stephen G Harkins and Steve J Karau Social-Influence Processes of Control and Change - Robin Martin and Miles Hewstone Conformity, Obedience to Authority and Innovation Group Composition - Richard L Moreland and John M Levine Explaining Similarities and Differences among Group Members Group Decision Making - R Scott Tindale, Tatsuya Kameda and Verlin B Hinsz PART FIVE: INTERGROUP PROCESSES AND SOCIETY Intergroup Behavior 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 Enacting Justice - John Darley, Tom R Tyler and Kenworthey Bliz The Interplay of Individual and Institutional Perspectives Come One, Come All - Stephen Worchel Toward Understanding the Process of Collective Behavior Mental Models of Negotiation - Leigh Thompson and Jeff Loewenstein Descriptive, Prescriptive and Paradigmatic Implicationsshow more

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