Unlike other texts for undergraduate sociological social psychology courses, this text presents the three distinct traditions (or "faces") in sociological social psychology (symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes and structures) and emphasizes the different theoretical frameworks within which social psychological analyses are conducted within each research tradition. With this approach, the authors make clear the link between "face" of sociological social psychology, theory, and methodology. Thus, students gain an appreciably better understanding of the field of sociological social psychology; how and why social psychologists trained in sociology ask particular kinds of questions; the types of research they are involved in; and how their findings have been, or can be, applied to contemporary societal patterns and problems. Great writing makes this approach successful and interesting for students, resulting in a richer, more powerful course experience. A website offers instructors high quality support material, written by the authors, which you will appreciate and value."
Katherine B. Novak, Ph.D., is a Professor in Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Butler University. Lizabeth A. Crawford, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Bradley University.
Part I: Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methods in Sociological Social Psychology Chapter 1: What is Sociological Social Psychology? Chapter 2: Research Methods in Sociological Social Psychology Chapter 3: Symbolic Interactionism and Related Perspectives Chapter 4: The Social Structure and Personality Perspective Chapter 5: Group Processes and Structure Part II: Topics Studied by Sociological Social Psychologists Chapter 6: Socialization Throughout the Life Course Chapter 7: Self and Identity Chapter 8: Emotions and Social Life Chapter 9: Deviance and Social Control Chapter 10: Mental Health and Illness Chapter 11: Personal Relationships Chapter 12: Prejudice and Discrimination Chapter 13: Social Influence, Social Constraint, and Social Change
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