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Macmillan Higher Education

Social Psychology of Social Problems

The Intergroup Context

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Paperback - 9780230284753

13 November 2012

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02 October 2012

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Why do we protest? What compels us to participate in crowd violence? Can gender discrimination in the workplace be explained in psychological terms?
 
From terrorist attacks to political uprisings, the social problems that...

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Why do we protest? What compels us to participate in crowd violence? Can gender discrimination in the workplace be explained in psychological terms?
 
From terrorist attacks to political uprisings, the social problems that have shaped the beginning of the new millenium can be explained using the theories and application of social psychology. Social Psychology of Social Problems does just that, with top international experts examining real-life issues. The book takes the view that if a problem and its origins can be understood, then perhaps it can be prevented from happening again.
 
Social Psychology of Social Problems is required reading for students and practitioners of psychology, social policy and international relations. Provocative and challenging, it will be an essential resource for those who are seeking a deeper understanding of how social psychology can explain our complex world.

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Its focus on the reallife applications of social psychology theory it connects past events and current social problems to the psychology behind the problems
Written by top international researchers from across social psychology, featuring classic and cuttingedge research
It covers a broad range of fascinating social problems, including tyranny, protest, racism and terrorism, making it a onestop resource for students

Applied Social Psychology; A.Golec de Zavala and A.Cichocka
PART I: RACISM, SEXISM AND SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION
Negative Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination; J.C.Cohrs and T.Kessler
The Social Context of Racism; C.M.Federico
Antecedents and Manifestations of Sexism; J.Pietrzak
Towards an Understanding of Immigration as a Defining Feature of the 21st Century; L.Hamilton, S.Medianu and V.M.Esses
PART II: INEQUALITY, TYRANNY, VIOLENT AND NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL PROTEST
The Corrupting Power of Social Inequality: Social-psychological Consequences, Causes and Solutions; R.Sutton, A.Cichocka and J.van der Toorn
Social Conflict and Social Protest; J.van Stekelenburg and B.Klandermans
Obedience and Tyranny in Psychology and History; S.Reicher and A.Haslam
PART III: INTERGROUP VIOLENCE, EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM
Extreme Forms of In-group Positivity and Their Negative Consequences for Intergroup Relations; A.Golec de Zavala and R.Schatz
Intractable Conflicts: Why Society Members Tend to Support Their Continuation and Resist Their Peaceful Resolution; D.Bar-Tal, E.Halperin, R.Porat and R.Nets-Zehngut
Evil Transformations: Social Psychological Processes Underlying Genocide and Mass Killing; M.Bilewicz and J.R.Vollhardt
The Social Psychology of Terrorism: Individual, Group and Organizational Processes; K.Sharvit and A.Kruglanski
PART IV: TOWARDS APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Applying Social Psychology to Understanding Social Problems; R.Ruiter, K.Massar, M.van Vugt and G.Kok
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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala is Marie Curie Fellow at the Social Intervention and Research Centre at the Lisbon University Institute, Portugal. She has previously worked at Middlesex University, UK, and has published over 20 papers in academic journals. Her research interests include predictors of inter-group hostility, prejudice and inter-group conflict.

Aleksandra Cichocka is a doctoral student at the Center for Research on Prejudice at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests include group identity, inter-group relations and political ideology.

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala is Marie Curie Fellow at the Social Intervention and Research Centre at the Lisbon University Institute, Portugal. She has previously worked at Middlesex University, UK, and has published over 20 papers in academic journals. Her research interests include predictors of inter-group hostility, prejudice and inter-group conflict.

Aleksandra Cichocka is a doctoral student at the Center for Research on Prejudice at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests include group identity, inter-group relations and political ideology.

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