Applied Social Psychology. Perspectives on Social Psychology

  • ID: 2250352
  • Book
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Applied Social Psychology is a collection of readings from the four–volume set ofBlackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology that examine the applications of social psychological theory and research in various domains of personal, institutional, and societal well–being. The readings have been selected to illustrate how social psychological analyses of individual, interpersonal, and group level processes have contributed to important areas of applied psychology in roles that are both descriptive and prescriptive. The book is organized into three sections: Part I reviews the role of social psychological factors in physical and mental health; Part II examines the role of social psychology in social institutions such as law, politics, and social policy; and Part III considers the interface between social psychological processes and social institutions in the world of business and commerce.
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Part I: Mental and Physical Health.


1. Dealing with Adversity: Self–Regulation, Coping, Adaptation, and Health. (Lisa G. Aspinwall).

2. Attachment Style and Affect Regulation: Implications for Coping with Stress and Mental Health. (Mario Mikulincer and Victor Florian).

3. Marital Therapy and Social Psychology: Will We Choose Explicit Partnership or Cryptomnesia? (Steven R.H. Beach and Frank D. Fincham).

4. Therapeutic Groups. (Donelson R. Forsyth).

Part II: Law and Politics.

5. Psychology and Law. (Günther Köhnken, Maria Fiedler, and Charlotte Mohlenbeck).

6. Procedural Mechanisms and Jury Behavior. (R. Scott Tindale, Janice Nadler, Andrea Krebel and James H. Davis).

7. The Psychological Determinants of Political Judgment. (Victor C. Ottati).

8. When and How School Desegregation Improves Intergroup Relations. (Janet W. Schofield and Rebecca Eurich–Fulcer).

9. Addressing and Redressing Discrimination: Affirmative Action in Social Psychological Perspective. (Faye J. Crosby, Bernardo M. Ferdman and Blanche R. Wingate).

10. Intergroup Relations and National and International Relations. (Thomas F. Pettigrew).

Part III: Business and Organizational Behavior.

11. Consumer Behavior. (Sharon Schavitt and Michaela Wänke).

12. The Death and Rebirth of the Social Psychology of Negotiation. (Max H. Bazerman, Jared R. Curhan, and Don A. Moore).

13. Communication Technologies, the Internet, and Group Research. (Andrea B. Hollingshead).

14. Group Processes in Organizational Contexts. (Joseph E. McGrath and Linda Argote).


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"This significant four–volume set will have immediate impact on the field. It includes contributions from leading international social psychologists on a broad range of topics involving intra–individual, personal, interpersonal, intergroup, and societal processes. The chapters, which focus on traditional and emerging areas, are uniformly scholarly and interesting. By skillfully assembling a mosaic of chapters on focused topics, Brewer and Hewstone have captured both the expansiveness and conceptual depth of the field while offering novel and insightful perspectives on social psychology."John F. Dovidio, Colgate University

"The subject matter considered in these books is well balanced and varied giving the reader a wide ranging view of the discipline. Each volume stands well on it s own but the four together make a complete overview of the subject. These volumes will enhance everyone′s understanding of the subject from student to academic. I thoroughly recommend them" Social Psychological Review, October 2005

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