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Social Psychology and Everyday Life (2nd Edition)

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This ground-breaking and innovative textbook offers a uniquely global approach to the study of social psychology. Inclusive and outward-looking, the authors consciously re-orientate the discipline of social psychology,...

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This ground-breaking and innovative textbook offers a uniquely global approach to the study of social psychology. Inclusive and outward-looking, the authors consciously re-orientate the discipline of social psychology, promoting a collectivist approach. Each chapter begins with an illustrative scenario based on everyday events, from visiting a local health centre to shopping in a supermarket, which challenges readers to confront the issues that arise in today’s diverse, multicultural society.  This textbook also gives a voice to many indigenous psychologies that have been excluded from the mainstream discipline and provides crucial coverage of the colonization experience.

By integrating core social psychology theories and concepts with critical perspectives, Social Psychology and Everyday Life provides a thought-provoking introduction suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of social psychology and community psychology.  It can also be used by students in related subjects such as sociology, criminology and other social sciences.


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Takes a critical stance against the experimental tradition and WEIRD psychology

Offers an inclusive and global approach, which reflects the values of a changing world

Presents a unique scenario-driven structure that situates social psychology in everyday  life

Provides historical, political and social context that is missing in other texts

Gives voice to many indigenous psychologies that have been excluded from the mainstream discipline

Provides crucial coverage of the colonization experience

Promotes a transformative agenda, engaging readers in a debate about how the would could or ought to be

1. Introduction to the Social Psychology of Everyday Life
2. Histories of Social Psychology
3. Indigenous Psychologies
4. Pro-social Practices and Critical Humanism
5. Making Sense of Everyday Knowledge
6. Social Psychology and Place
7. Immigration, Acculturation and Settlement
8. Work and Livelihoods
9. Health and Illness
10. Social Justice
11. Media and Daily Practice
12. Towards Social Psychologies of Everyday Life.

As a social psychologist, former child refugee, and as an adult belonging to several stigmatised groups, I have struggled to recommend social psychology textbooks to my students. Too often they treat decolonisation, social and material justice as tagged-on perspectives, providing no more than basic lip-service to their existence and influence. I have often thought that I might be searching for the impossible. This book has made the impossible possible. It will be responsible for educating and transforming future generations of social psychology students. – Masi Noor, Keele University, UK
This book takes a revolutionary approach to social psychology. It disrupts the hegemony of traditional social psychology in a constructive and an enlightened manner. The writing style and level of academic scholarship, coupled with the underlying ideology of each chapter, are so superlatively good that I would not hesitate to recommend this text to academics and students around the world. – Maboe Mokgobi, Monash South Africa, South Africa.
A gift to students and established scholars alike. Hodgetts and colleagues have developed an account of social psychology that is rejuvenating and inspiring. This is social psychology as it should be. – Kieran O’Doherty, University of Guelph, Canada
This textbook presents a locally responsive, yet internationally-situated, approach to social theory, integrating key thought traditions in psychology. Expertly crafted pedagogical features provide students with a gateway to the intellectually rigorous content. – Jade Le Grice, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
This book has done more to rekindle my enthusiasm for social psychology than any other textbook. Moving away decisively from the tired recycling of perspectives and even content that characterise so many of its competitor titles, Social Psychology and Everyday Life returns the discipline to the urgency of the world we live in today. – Desmond Painter, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
This is a remarkable textbook. Written in engaging language, it offers a comprehensive review of all major areas of social psychology, with lots of interesting and relatable examples. – Albert Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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DARRIN HODGETTS is Professor of Societal Psychology at Massey University, New Zealand. Prior to this appointment, Darrin held posts in Community Health (Memorial University, Canada), Psychology and Media and Communications (London School of Economics and Political Science, England), and Community Psychology (University of Waikato, New Zealand). Darrin's research interests revolve around issues of poverty and homelessness. He is particularly interested in addressing health inequalities and promoting sustainable livelihoods. His recent collaborative books include Urban Poverty and Health Inequalities, The Sage Handbook of Applied Social Psychology, and Asia-pacific Perspectives on Intercultural Psychology....

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DARRIN HODGETTS is Professor of Societal Psychology at Massey University, New Zealand. Prior to this appointment, Darrin held posts in Community Health (Memorial University, Canada), Psychology and Media and Communications (London School of Economics and Political Science, England), and Community Psychology (University of Waikato, New Zealand). Darrin's research interests revolve around issues of poverty and homelessness. He is particularly interested in addressing health inequalities and promoting sustainable livelihoods. His recent collaborative books include Urban Poverty and Health Inequalities, The Sage Handbook of Applied Social Psychology, and Asia-pacific Perspectives on Intercultural Psychology. Darrin is co-editor of the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 


OTTILIE STOLTE is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand where she teaches social, societal and community psychology. Particular research interests include poverty, precarity, homelessness, health inequalities and urban sustainability. In her research, Ottilie seeks to understand contemporary psychological issues within the broader social, cultural and political contexts of people's everyday lives. As Principal Investigator for the Māori Psychology Research Unit, Ottilie works alongside Māori and Indigenous colleagues and students to advance inclusive, relational and contextualized scholarship in psychology. Ottilie is an associate member of the Ending Poverty & Inequalities Research Cluster (EPIC), and shares a commitment towards social justice, equity and human flourishing.

CHRISTOPHER SONN is an Associate Professor with the College of Health and Biomedicine and Fellow with the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University, Melbourne. He is the course chair of the Master Applied Psychology (Community Psychology) and research leader for the Community Identity and Displacement research group. His research involves understanding and elevating the voices of individuals and groups who are marginalized or excluded through forms of symbolic violence such as racism and sexism. Christopher has expertise in community and liberation psychology and qualitative and creative methodologies. 
 
NEIL DREW is Director of the Australia Indigenous HealthInfoNet (www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au). His key interests are health knowledge exchange practices and research in cultural contexts. Prior to joining the HealthInfoNet, Neil was Professor and Dean within the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle Campus and spent four years as Deputy Head of Campus and Head of Academic Programs on the University Campus of Reconciliation in Broome Western Australia. Neil has a background in social and community psychology with over 25 years of experience working with a diverse range of communities and groups
 
STUART CARR is is Professor of Psychology in the Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Program at Massey University, New Zealand. Stuart co-facilitates the Ending Poverty and Inequality Cluster (EPIC), which includes a focus on transitions from precarious labour to decent work and living wages. Intersecting with EPIC is Project GLOW (Global Living Organizational Wage), a multi-country, multi-generational, interdisciplinary study of the links between decent wages (in purchasing power parity), and sustainable livelihoods for the eradication of poverty – the primary UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG1). Stuart’s professional focus is Humanitarian Work Psychology, which has included a Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology, promoting decent work aligned with local stakeholder needs, in partnership with global development agencies
 
   
LINDA WAIMARIE NIKORA is is Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Auckland where she is also Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. Previously, Linda was the Director of the Māori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Her specialty interest is in the development of indigenous psychologies to serve the interests and aspirations of indigenous peoples. She has been involved in research about Māori flourishing, Māori ways of mourning (tangi), traditional body modification (moko), ethnic status as a stressor, Māori identity development, cultural safety and competence, Māori mental health and recovery, social and economic determinants of health, homelessness, relational health, social connectedness and human flourishing.


 
 

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