Offering a fresh, innovative approach, this international textbook encourages students to consider how social psychology can inform their understanding of the social world around them. Illustrative scenarios based on realistic everyday events, from shopping in a supermarket to taking a taxi, highlight just how relevant this subject is to tackling the issues that can arise in a diverse, multicultural society. By integrating core social psychology theories and concepts with more critical perspectives, Social Psychology and Everyday Life provides a valuable, broad, coherent and stimulating introduction that is suitable for all students interested in social psychology. The book also situates social psychology within the broader social sciences, and in particular, scholarship on media, place, health, justice, indigenous livelihood, immigration, and social change.
This is a core textbook for undergraduate students and postgraduate students of social psychology and community psychology or a related subject such as sociology.
DARRIN HODGETTS is an Associate Professor in Social Psychology at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has held positions in community medicine in Canada and media psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Darrin is the author of over 40 contributions to peer review journals and has acted as an issue editor for the Journal of Health Psychology and the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. NEIL DREW is Foundation Head of Behavioural Science and Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle, Australia. Prior to joining UNDA he was at the University of Western Australia as Director of the Institute for Regional Development after 12 years at the School of Psychology at Edith Cowan University. Neil has developed his career as a practitioner scholar with a particular interest in the social psychology of justice. It is this interest that has informed his approach to community work as principled practice. CHRISTOPHER SONN is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Victoria University, Australia. His research is in the area of community and applied social psychology, bringing a political and cultural focus to understanding individual and community responses to intergroup relations. He teaches qualitative social research methods and has a strong commitment to developing curricula that promote critical and socially responsive practice. OTTILIE STOLTE is a Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She has worked on research teams investigating rural socio-economic and geographic issues, and urban ecological restoration and is currently a researcher on a Marsden funded project titled 'More than Bricks and Mortar: Homelessness and Social Reintegration.' LINDA WAIMARIE NIKORA is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Director of the Maori& Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She specializes in bringing perspectives relevant to Maori development, indigeneity, culture change, and diversity to the teaching, research and practice of social psychology. CATE CURTIS is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She has held positions with the University of Auckland and Massey University and with private research organisations, following extensive experience working with social agencies. She has particular interests in psychosocial factors in mental health and wellbeing and related government policy.
Introduction to the Social Psychology of Everyday Life.- A History of Social Psychology .- Contemporary Social Psychology and the Focus on Everyday Life.- Making Sense of Everyday Knowledge.- Indigenous Psychologies and the Social Psychology of Everyday Life.- Social Psychology and Place.- Immigrations, Acculturation and Settlement.- Understanding Health and Illness.- Social Justice in Everyday Life .- Pro-social Behaviour and Critical Humanism.- Media and Daily Practice.- Towards Social Psychologies of Everyday Life.