Social Psychology

Social Psychology : International Edition

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For undergraduate courses in Social Psychology.Generations of college students have learned social psychology from this text - it provides balanced, up-to-date, and accurate coverage of basic topics, research, and theories. Striking a balance between presenting cutting-edge new findings and classic work in the field, this text shows how the methods and theories of social psychology can be applied to everyday experiences and current social issues.show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 216 x 275 x 22mm | 1,215g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 11th edition
  • 0131103113
  • 9780131103115

About Shelley E. Taylor

SHELLEY E. TAYLOR is professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Taylor received her B.A. in psychology from Connecticut College and her Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University. She taught at Harvard University until 1979, when she joined the faculty at UCLA. She has won a number of awards for her work, including the Donald Campbell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Social Psychology, the Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award in Health Psychology, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, and the William James Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society. She is currently a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and has served on the editorial boards of many other journals. Her other books include Social Cognition (with Susan T. Fiske), Health Psychology, Positive Illusions and The Tending Instinct. She has published numerous articles and book chapters in social cognition and health psychology. LETITIA ANNE PEPLAU is professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Peplau received her B.A. in psychology from Brown University and her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. Since 1973, she has taught at UCLA, where she has served as chair of the social psychology program and acting codirector of the Center for the Study of Women. She was elected president of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships and received the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Her other books include Loneliness: A Sourcebook of Current Theory, Research, and Therapy (edited with Daniel Perlman), Close Relationships (with Harold H. Kelley et al.), and Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity (edited with Rose Veniegas et al.) She has published numerous articles and book chapters on such topics as loneliness, friendship, gender roles in heterosexual dating and marriage, the relationships of lesbians and gay men, and the development of sexual orientation. DAVID O. SEARS is professor of psychology and political science, former dean of social sciences, and current director of the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Sears received his B.A. in history from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University. Since 1962, he has taught at UCLA. In 1991, he was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 1992, president of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics; and in 1994, president of the International Society of Political Psychology. His other books include Public Opinion (with Robert E. Lane), The Politics of Violence: The New Urban Blacks and the Watts Riot (with John B. McConahay), Tax Revolt: Something for Nothing in California (with Jack Citrin), Political Cognition (edited with Richard R. Lau), and Racialized Politics: The Debate About Racism in America (edited with Jim Sidanius and Lawrence Bobo). He has published articles and book chapters on a wide variety of topics, including attitude change, mass communications, ghetto riots, political socialization, voting behavior, racism in politics, and the politics of multiculturalism.show more

Table of contents

1. Theories and Methods in Social Psychology. I. PERCEIVING PEOPLE AND EVENTS. 2. Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others. 3. Social Cognition: Understanding the Social World. 4. The Self: Learning About the Self. II. ATTITUDES AND INFLUENCE. 5. Attitudes and Attitude Change. 6. Prejudice. 7. Social Influence. III. SOCIAL INTERACTION AND RELATIONSHIPS. 8. Interpersonal Attraction. 9. Personal Relationships. 10. Behavior in Groups. 11. Gender. IV. HELPING AND HURTING OTHERS. 12. Helping Behavior. 13. Aggression. V. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION. 14. Social Psychology and Health. 15. Social Psychology and Politics. 16. Social Psychology and the Law. Glossary. References. Photo Credits. Author Index. Subject Index.show more

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