Social Worlds, Personal Lives

Social Worlds, Personal Lives : Introduction to Social Psychology

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This brief introductory textbook for social psychology courses presents a general view of social psychology, emphasizing the most important work in the field over the last forty years. Solidly grounded in the classics of the field - Lewin, Asch, Sherif, Festinger - its strength and its distinction lie in the considered treatment of the contemporary work of Tetlock, Swann, Baumeister, and others.
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  • Paperback | 325 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 544.31g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155818058
  • 9780155818057

Table of contents

Part I: A Perspective on Social Psychology. The Science of Social Psychology. Implications for Social Psychology. Part II: The Cognitive Perspective in Social Psychology. Cognition and Context: Locating the Mind. Attribution and Explanation. Attribution: Outcomes and Applications. Accuracy, Biases, And Errors in Social Cognition. Part III: Social Influence. Issues in Social Influence. Conformity and the Majority-Influence Model. Innovation and the Minority-Influence Model. Attitudes, Persuasion, And Change. Society and Social Influence: Analysis and Commentary. Part IV: The Self in Social Psychology. The Self: An Overview. The Dynamics of Self-Negotiating. Gender, Self, And Society. Part V: Helping and Harming: The Social Psychology of Altruism and Aggression. Understanding Aggression and Altruism. Factors Influencing Aggression and Altruism. The Media and Aggression. Sanctions for Violence and Hopes for Altruism.
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