Social Psychology

Social Psychology : International Edition

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For Social Psychology courses at the sophomore through senior level.

This broad-based overview of the field of social psychology by best selling psychology author Bob Feldman, introduces and integrates the theories, research, and applications of the discipline, capturing the excitement of this diverse field as it is evolving today. The book is designed to show the relevance of social psychology to students' lives while acquainting them with the scientific basis of the discipline.
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  • Paperback | 614 pages
  • 219 x 274 x 24mm | 1,292g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131296981
  • 9780131296985
  • 2,176,698

About Robert S. Feldman

ROBERT S. FELDMAN is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, where he is Director of Undergraduate Studies, former head of the Personality and Social Psychology Division, and winner of the College Distinguished Teacher Award. He was educated as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, where he graduated with High Honors, and at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, from which he earned a Masters and Ph.D.

Author of More than 100 books, chapters, and articles, his books include the editor volumes Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press, with Bernard Rime), and Social Aspects of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press, with Pierre Philippot and Erik Coats). He is a recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of the Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, which have supported his research on nonverbal behavior and emotional development. He is also a former Fulbright lecturer and research scholar.

During the course of his two decades as a college teacher, he has taught social psychology numerous times at a wide range of institutions, including Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. An excellent cook, a passionate music lover, but a lapsed pianist, he lives with his wife and three children in Amherst, Massachusetts, overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.
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Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Social Psychology.

2. Social Cognition: Perceiving and Understanding People.

3. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stereotypes.

4. The Self: Perceiving and Understanding Oneself.

5. Well-Being and the Self: Applying Social Psychology to Health and Wellness.

6. Interpersonal Attraction: Developing Liking.

7. Close Relationships: Developing Connections with Others.

8. Helping: Origins and Consequences of Prosocial Behavior.

9. Aggression: Origins and Consequences of Violence and Hostility.

10. Attitudes: Evaluating the Social World.

11. Persuasion: Changing Attitudes and Behavior.

12. Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience.

13. Law and Order: Applying Social Psychology in the Legal and Political Arenas.

14. Groups: Joining with Others.

15. Business, Organizations, and the Environment: Applying Social Psychology in a Complex World.
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