In this engaging new textbook, Greenberg, Schmader, Arndt, and Landau guide students through the rich diversity of the science of social psychology and its insights into everyday life. The book introduces students to five broad perspectives on human social behaviour: social cognition, cultural psychology, evolutionary theory, existential psychology, and social neuroscience.
With the five perspectives serving as recurring themes, each chapter organically weaves together explanations of theory, research methods, empirical findings, and applications, showing how social psychologists accumulate and apply knowledge toward understanding and solving real-world problems. This is the ideal introduction to Social Psychology for undergraduate students.
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Jeff Greenberg is a Professor of Psychology and College of Science Fellow at the University of Arizona, USA. Toni Schmader is a Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Jamie Arndt is the 2012 Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU), USA. Mark J. Landau is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, USA.
1. The Revealing Science of Social Psychology.- 2. Fundamentals of Social Behavior.- 3. The Core Elements of Social Cognition.- 4. Thinking About People and Events.- 5. The Nature, Origins, and Functions of the Self.- 6. The Key Self-motives: Consistency, Esteem, Presentation, and Growth.- 7. Social Influence.- 8. Persuasion, Attitudes, and Behavior.- 9. Group Processes.- 10. Understanding Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination.- 11. Responding to and Reducing Prejudice.- 12. Interpersonal Aggression.- 13. Prosocial Behavior.- 14. Interpersonal Attraction.- 15. Close Relationships.