The eagerly anticipated second edition of this popular textbook captures the excitement and relevance to everyday life of the fascinating and fast-moving field of social psychology. This book is a comprehensive and lively...Show More
The eagerly anticipated second edition of this popular textbook captures the excitement and relevance to everyday life of the fascinating and fast-moving field of social psychology. This book is a comprehensive and lively guide to the subject that extensively reappraises classic studies, highlights cutting-edge areas of research and provides fascinating examples of how social psychological theory and research apply to a wide range of real-world issues such as fake news, internet addiction and cyberbullying.
Innovative interactive features, including 'exploring further' activities, ‘applying social psychology’ exercises and ‘student project spotlights’, place the student experience at the heart of this book. Its engaging and inclusive approach helps students to develop a strong and nuanced understanding of key topics in social psychology and also encourages broader skills that will help not only in their studies but their future careers.
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- Covers a wide range of perspectives on key topics, demonstrating that social psychology is a fast-moving discipline with gaps in research yet to be filled.
- International examples of social psychological research that will help students place the discipline in a global context.
- Learning features such as 'Social Psychology in the Real World', 'Applying Social Psychology', 'Exploring Further' and 'Time to Reflect' that help students delve into social psychology in the context of everyday issues.
- A 'Social psychology and you' chapter dedicated to the overarching principles of social psychology that can be applied not only to students' studies but in their future lives, as well as broader skills and problem-solving tools that students can expect to develop from studying this subject.
- Comprehensive, free accompanying digital resources including a test bank, PowerPoint slides and author videos.
- Thoroughly revised to highlight the most up-to-date research in the discipline and re-appraise classic studies, theories and perspectives on topics such as obedience, bystander intervention and the Stanford Prison Experiment.
- The introductory chapter includes a new guide to critical thinking which outlines theory and research on what critical thinking involves and provides useful guidance for students on how to become effective critical thinkers.
- Important coverage of the reproducibility of social psychological research.
- More examples of how social psychological theory and research apply to current real-world issues such as fake news, internet addiction, human-animal relations, intergroup conflict, cyberbullying and politics.
- Up-to-date coverage of the impact of online communication and social media on social psychological phenomena.
- A distinctive final chapter summarising key points of wisdom in social psychology and skills that students can gain from their studies.
1. The discipline of social psychology
PART 1: THINKING AND FEELING
2. The social self: understanding ourselves
3. The social perceiver: understanding the social world
4. The social judge: attitudes, emotions and behaviour
PART 2: RELATING
7. Close relationships
PART 3: BELONGING
8. The social group
9. Social influence
10. Group behaviour
11. Intergroup relations
PART 4: APPLYING
12. Improving intergroup relations
13. Understanding and controlling aggression
14. Altruism and justice
15. Social psychology and you.
- Author videos providing an overview of some of the key topics in the book and why they're important
- Interactive self-test multiple choice questions to check understanding of each chapter
- 'Blind spot in social psychology' exercises to inspire students to explore untested ideas and new avenues of research
- Glossary flashcards to test understanding of key terms and concepts in social psychology
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Social Psychology Robbie Sutton, Karen Douglas
- Basic Statistics for Psychologists Marc Brysbaert
- Psychology Daniel Schacter, Daniel Gilbert, Daniel Wegner, Bruce M. Hood
- Learning and Memory Mark A. Gluck, Eduardo Mercado, Catherine E. Myers
- Understanding Statistics and Experimental Design Michael H. Herzog, Gregory Francis, Aaron Clarke
- Knowing the Self Yusmarhaini Yusof
- Health Psychology Richard Straub
- Solution-Focused Practice Guy Shennan
- Invitation to the Life Span Kathleen Stassen Berger
- Experiencing the Lifespan Janet Belsky
- Advanced Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Jonathon D. Brown
- Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology Ronald J. Comer
- Social Psychology and Everyday Life Darrin Hodgetts, Neil Drew, Christopher Sonn
- Social Psychology Robbie Sutton, Karen Douglas
- Human Morality and Sociality Henrik Hogh-Olesen, Christophe Boesch, Leda Cosmides
- The Psychology of Relationships Julia Willerton
- Media Psychology Gayle Brewer
- Gender Leanne Franklin
- Developing Difference Wendy Johnson
- Critical Social Psychology Brendan Gough, Majella McFadden, Matthew McDonald
- Social Psychology Tony Malim
- Cyberpsychology Ian Parker, Angel J. Gordo López
- Illusions of Immortality David Giles
- The Psychology of Action John L. Smith