Essential Social Psychology (3rd Revised edition)

Essential Social Psychology (3rd Revised edition)

By: Richard J. Crisp (author), Rhiannon N. Turner (author)Paperback

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From aggression to altruism, prejudice to persuasion, Essential Social Psychology 3e introduces students to the discoveries and debates that define social psychology today. It covers both classic and cutting edge research studies and provides plenty of real life examples and illustrations to help students to develop a good understanding of the subject whilst building the confidence to apply this knowledge successfully in assignments and exams. An extensive range of learning aids including a glossary, summary sections and memory maps - combined with an array of features on the student section of the companion website - will help reinforce this learning and check retention at specific milestones throughout the course. New to the third edition: A new full-colour design Two brand new chapters on Applied Social Psychology and Social Psychological Methods Coverage of some developing research perspectives including social neuroscience and evolutionary psychology New `Back to the Real World' textboxes which situate academic findings in the context of the world around you An enhanced SAGE edge (TM) companion website ( with a suite of features to enhance your learning experience.

About Author

Richard Crisp is a Professor of Psychology at the Aston Business School. He read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and carried out his doctoral research at Cardiff University. In 1999 he took up his first lecturing position at the University of Birmingham, then in 2007 took up his first Chair in the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent. After a three-year term as Head of School, in 2012 he was appointed Chair in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. He moved to his current position at the Aston Business School in 2014. Richard's research has covered the full range of topics that comprise social psychology, from studies on the formation and reduction of prejudice, to the self and identity processes involved in interpersonal relations, from studies of mere exposure and attitude formation, to studies of social categorization. He has published this work in over 130 articles, chapters and books, including papers in American Psychologist, Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin and Science. This work has been recognized with awards from scholarly societies including the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Mid-Career Prize and Spearman Medal. Together with Rhiannon Turner he received the 2011 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (for the best paper of the year on intergroup relations). He is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and former Deputy Chair of the British Psychological Society's Research Board. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Rhiannon Turner is a Professor of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast. She did her undergraduate degree at Cardiff University, her MSc at the University of Kent, and her D.Phil. at the University of Oxford. In 2006, she was awarded an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Birmingham, before taking up a lectureship at the University of Leeds in 2007. She moved to her current position at Queen's University Belfast in 2012. The main focus of her research is intergroup relations, with a particular interest in direct and indirect forms of contact (such as extended and imagined contact, and nostalgic recall of contact) as means of changing intergroup attitudes and behaviours. This research has been published in journals such as American Psychologist, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin, and has been funded by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, and the National Institute for Health Research. She is winner of the British Psychological Society award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology (2007) and the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology's Robert B. Cialdini Award (2007) for contributions to field research in social psychology. Together with Richard Crisp she received the 2011 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (for the best paper of the year on intergroup relations). She is also an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.


Chapter 1: History, Methods and Approaches A History Research Methods Research Ethics Chapter 2: Attribution The Naive Scientist Attribution Theory Making Attributions Attributional Biases Attribution and Social Processes Social Representations Chapter 3: Social Cognition The Cognitive Miser Versus the Naive Scientist Heuristics The Motivated Tactician Social Categorization Dual Process Theories Chapter 4: Attitudes Attitude Formation Attitudes and Behaviour Attitude Change Chapter 5: Social Influence Social Norms Confirmity Minority Influence Obedience Social Impact Theory Chapter 6: Group Processes Groups Leadership Chapter 7: Self and Identity Self-awareness Organization of Self-knowledge Theories of Self-concept Maintenance Self-esteem Self-motives Cultural Differences in Self and Identity Chapter 8: Prejudice Prejudice: Old and New Individual Differences in Prejudice Reducing Prejudice Chapter 9: Intergroup Relations Theories of Intergroup Relations Improving Intergroup Relations Chapter 10: Aggression Theories of Aggression Person-Centred Determinants of Aggression Situation-Centred Determinants of Aggression Disinhibition Forms of Agression in Society Chapter 11: Prosocial Behaviour What is Prosocial Behaviour? Origins of Prosocial Behaviour Situation-Centred Determinants of Helping Perceiver-Centred Determinants of Helping Recipient-Centred Determinants of Helping Receiving Help Chapter 12: Affiliation and Attraction Affiliation Interpersonal Attraction Chapter 13: Friendship and Love Friendship Romantic Relationships Relationship Satisfaction and Commitment Chapter 14: Applications A History of Applying Social Psychology Organizations Health Tolerance

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  • ISBN13: 9781446270776
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781446270776
  • weight: 1100
  • ISBN10: 1446270777
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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