Social Psychology : A Sociological Perspective
For courses in Social Psychology. A social psychology text that includes sociology's contribution to the field, this book involves the inclusion of symbolic interactionism-the most important sociological theory in the field of social psychology. Each chapter is written to illustrate how other people influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
- Hardback | 512 pages
- 195.58 x 233.68 x 7.62mm | 793.78g
- 07 Feb 2005
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Table of contents
1. Introduction to Social Psychology. 2. Socialization. 3. The Self. 4. Person Perception. 5. Attitudes and Attitude Change. 6. Interpersonal Relationships: The A,B,Cs. 7. Dimensions of Love and Marital Relationships. 8. Altruism and Moral Development. 9. Aggression. 10. Prejudice. 11. Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience. 12. Groups and Organizations. 13. Collective Behavior and Social Movements.
Our customer reviews
I am a student of both sociology and the psychological discipline of social psychology. One of the perennial questions is 'how do sociologists and psychologists differ in their understanding of social psychology, the mutual effect of society and groups and individuals on each other?'. Oversimplified, the key difference concerns what is meant by 'society and groups'. The sociological perspective concerns the influence of society level groups (eg class) and other social structures. The psychology perspective concerns the influence of the small group relevant for to the situation (eg number of other people in the situation). This book is ostensibly presented from the sociological perspective. However, except for the fact there is a chapter on symbolic interactionism, the content is primarily psychological. It differs little from standard psychologically oriented social psychology texts in subject matter, and refers extensively to the theories from psychological literature. The text is well written and interesting, but there are better social psychology texts from the psychological perspective (try Vaughan and Hogg if that's what you're after). This book misses its sociological target.show moreby Jennifer Badham