Classic and Contemporary Perspectives in Social Psychology: A Reader

Paperback | April 9, 2010

bySharon Preves, Jeylan T. Mortimer

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Bringing together a wide variety of captivating classic and contemporary selections, this anthology includes work from a symbolic interactionist perspective as well as studies informed by expectation states theory, experimental social psychology, and life course sociology. The selectionsaddress the social psychological underpinnings and outcomes of group dynamics, social stratification, bureaucracy, deviant behavior, globalization, and technological change. The book's innovative structure allows students to experience the foundational work of influential sociologists andpsychologists through the lens of cutting-edge issues. This groundbreaking collection features brief excerpts from the classic literature of social psychology (by Emory Bogardus, Melvin Kohn, Stanley Milgram, Muzafer Sherif, Philip Zimbardo, and others). These texts are paired with explanatorycomments by the editors and contemporary writings that show the earlier studies' relevance to contemporary social issues.Enhanced by several pedagogical features, including introductory comments that highlight the connections between the classic and contemporary selections, highly engaging discussion questions for each article and unit, and a wide variety of supplemental resources (readings, websites, films, and radioprograms), the book is ideal for both graduate and undergraduate courses in social psychology.

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Bringing together a wide variety of captivating classic and contemporary selections, this anthology includes work from a symbolic interactionist perspective as well as studies informed by expectation states theory, experimental social psychology, and life course sociology. The selectionsaddress the social psychological underpinnings an...

Sharon Preves is the Chair of the Sociology Department and an Associate Professor at Hamline University. She is interested in the structure of social privilege based on gender, power, and normative position. Her research focuses include medical ethics, gender, and sexuality. Jeylan T. Mortimer is a Professor at the University of Minn...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 9, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Understanding and Studying Social LifeA. The Social Construction of RealityB. Studying Social LifeII. The Person in SocietyA. SocializationB. Symbolic Communication and LanguageC. Social Perception and CognitionD. Self-Presentation and Impression ManagementIII. Interaction in GroupsA. Interpersonal Attraction and RelationshipsB. The Definition of the SituationC. Conformity and ObedienceD. Helping and AltruismE. Group Process and PerformanceIV. Constructing a Social SelfA. The Social SelfB. Deviance and LabelingC. StigmaV. Social Structure and Social PsychologyA. Race and EthnicityB. Social ClassC. GenderVI. Changing Worlds, Changing SelvesA. Global and Postmodern IdentitiesB. Border Patrol: Insiders and OutsidersC: The Power of Belief: Collective Action and Social Movements