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An Introduction to Social Psychology. Edition No. 7. BPS Textbooks in Psychology

  • ID: 5188742
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 880 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

This definitive resource in social psychology includes engaging study tools designed to help students grasp the underlying theories and the latest research in the field.

In the 7th edition of An Introduction to Social Psychology, students will discover a wealth of tools to help them understand the theories and fundamental knowledge in the ever-evolving field of social psychology. With contributions leading psychologists, this feature-rich edition includes Theory Boxes, Research Close-ups, and Lab Boxes to help cement students’ understanding of the study material.

This essential study guide has been engaging and educating students on social psychology theories and research for over 34 years. For students entering into the world of social psychology for the first time, this book covers foundational topics, such as:

●       The history of social psychology throughout Europe

●       Updated research methods and newly developed theories

●       In-depth looks at social cognition, aggression, prosocial behavior, and relationships

●       Strategies for changing attitude and behavior

●       Critical study materials for multiple-choice testing

The combination of traditional academic study with cohesion of topics, accessibility of material, and pedagogy in this 7th edition makes it a definitive resource for both instructors and beginning psychology students alike.

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Notes on Contributors xvii

Preface to Seventh Edition xx

Guided Tour xxiii

Accompanying Online Resources for Instructors and Students xxix

Chapter 1 Introducing Social Psychology 1

Wolfgang Stroebe and Miles Hewstone

Chapter 2 Research Methods in Social Psychology 35

Andrew G. Livingstone and Antony S. R. Manstead

Chapter 3 Social Perception and Attribution 76

Brian Parkinson

Chapter 4 Social Cognition 121

Roland Deutsch and Jenny Roth

Chapter 5 The Self 167

Carolyn C. Morf

Chapter 6 Attitudes 223

Geoffrey Haddock and Gregory R. Maio

Chapter 7 Strategies of Attitude and Behaviour Change 265

Wolfgang Stroebe

Chapter 8 Social Influence 304

Miles Hewstone and Robin Martin

Chapter 9 Aggression 358

Barbara Krahé

Chapter 10 Prosocial Behaviour 409

Mark Levine, Rachel Manning, and Richard Philpot

Chapter 11 Attraction and Close Relationships 461

Johan C. Karremans and Catrin Finkenauer

Chapter 12 Group Dynamics 502

Bernard A. Nijstad

Chapter 13 Group Performance and Leadership 546

Stefan Schulz-Hardt and Felix C. Brodbeck

Chapter 14 Prejudice and Intergroup Relations 585

Russell Spears and Nicole Tausch

Chapter 15 Cultural Social Psychology 641

Peter B. Smith

References 000

Glossary 000

Name Index 000

Subject Index 000

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Wolfgang Stroebe Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Miles Hewstone Oxford University, UK.
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