Social Psychology Alive!

Hardcover | December 27, 2006

byJames M. Olson M. Olson, Steven J. Breckler, Elizabeth Wiggins

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The goal of Social Psychology Alive is to bring social psychology alive for students. From the inception of the project, the book and accompanying ancillary materials were developed in tandem, so each component would work seamlessly with the other components to help students recognize social psychological phenomena in the world around them. The book presents a mix of classic and contemporary research in an accessible style that emphasizes the relevance of the findings to students' own lives. The Canadian edition, with a Canadian first author, highlights research conducted in Canada and provides extensive Canadian examples of the concepts.In the workbook that accompanies Social Psychology Alive, students are given activities that apply the principles; in a set of online studies, students actually participate in social psychology experiments and thereby experience the research process; in a video CD/DVD that accompanies the text, students see examples of social psychology in everyday life and listen to conversations with famous social psychologists. Each element of the package makes the course more active and the concepts more alive for students, so they come to appreciate how social psychology advances our understanding of social behaviour.

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The goal of Social Psychology Alive is to bring social psychology alive for students. From the inception of the project, the book and accompanying ancillary materials were developed in tandem, so each component would work seamlessly with the other components to help students recognize social psychological phenomena in the world around...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 1.13 inPublished:December 27, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176224521

ISBN - 13:9780176224523

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Social PsychologyChapter 2: The Methods of Social PsychologyChapter 3: Social Cognition: Thinking About PeopleChapter 4: Social Perception: Perceiving the Self and OthersChapter 5: The Person in the Situation: Self-Concept, Gender and DispositionsChapter 6: Attitudes and Social BehaviourChapter 7: Attitude ChangeChapter 8: Conformity, Compliance and ObedienceChapter 9: Stereotypes, Prejudice and DiscriminationChapter 10: Group Dynamics and Intergroup ConflictChapter 11: Aggression and ViolenceChapter 12: Helpful Social BehaviourChapter 13: Liking, Loving and Close RelationshipsChapter 14: Social Psychology in Your LifeAppendix: Developing a Measure of a Social Psychological Construct