Social Psychology (2nd edition)

Social Psychology (2nd edition)

By: Wendy Stainton Rogers (author)Paperback

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"This is an excellent textbook that should be compulsory reading for any undergraduate student of Social Psychology. Wendy Stainton Rogers has done a remarkable job of synthesising theories within these broad approaches. She has used her vast experience in distance learning to write a book that draws students in and has them reading, simply because the material is so very interesting. Although Stainton Rogers outlines the British Psychological Society's requirements for an undergraduate course in Social Psychology at the beginning of the book, this textbook is relevant far beyond the context of the United Kingdom." Catriona Macleod, Professor of Psychology, Rhodes University, South AfricaIn the brave new world of Facebook and Twitter, our social, political and personal worlds are all profoundly changing. To be relevant to our lives today, Social Psychology needs to be transformed. This popular book has been radically revised to do just that.Extensively updated and expanded, this new edition contains a broad grounding in traditional experimental work and a thorough treatment of the different 'logics of inquiry' adopted for empirical research. The book also: Introduces two completely new chapters, one on relationships and another on prejudiceUpdates and reformulates all the other material, introducing chapters on quantitative and qualitative methods, critical psychology and valuesIncludes a wide array of critical approaches - community, feminist, postcolonial, psychoanalytic social psychologiesAddresses social psychology from an international perspective, drawing on work from Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Asia Includes section summaries, further reading, online resources and questionsShowcases the work of a new and vibrant generation of social psychologists Covers the BPS recommendations for the social psychology syllabus The book breaks new ground in the topics it covers and in the innovative approach it takes to assessing them. For students and their teachers alike, the book brings a 'breath of fresh air', making it not just a valuable resource, but an intriguing and enjoyable read.

About Author

Wendy Stainton Rogers is Professor of Health Psychology in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, UK. One of the 'founding mothers' of critical psychology, Wendy has been active in this movement for more than 20 years. She is author of The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality (2001).

Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Guided tour British Psychological Society guidelines for topics that should be included in courses on social psychology How to use this bookSECTION 1 Foundations and principles What is social psychology? The foundations of experimental and critical social psychology An introduction to critical social psychology SECTION 2 Methods and analytics Quantitative research in social psychology Qualitative research in social psychology SECTION 3 Social cognition and construction Communication and language in social psychology Social cognition, social perception and attribution Attitudes and behaviour SECTION 4 Social identities and relationships Values Social selves and social identities The social psychology of relationships SECTION 5 Communities, groups and intergroup processes The social psychology of groups The social psychology of prejudice Glossary References Author Index Subject Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780335240999
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780335240999
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 0335240992
  • edition: 2nd edition

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