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Applied Social Psychology. Perspectives on Social Psychology

  • ID: 2250352
  • Book
  • December 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Applied Social Psychology is a collection of readings from the four–volume set of
Blackwell 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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Marilynn B. Brewer
Miles Hewstone
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