Social Psychology

Paperback | May 10, 2013

byRobbie Sutton, Karen Douglas

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Have you ever wondered why some people are attracted to each other? Or why some of your friends are more open to persuasion than others? Perhaps you've always wanted to know how to tell if someone is lying to you?

Social Psychology is a dynamic new textbook that captures the vitality of the discipline and its relevance to everyday life, helping you to answer questions such as these. With its distinctive coverage of classic concepts as well as emerging areas, this is the definitive introduction to social psychology. Furthermore, innovative feature boxes and fascinating real-life examples will help you develop a range of skills that will be relevant to your future career.

Social Psychology:
  • takes an inclusive and open-minded look at key topics, incorporating a range of different viewpoints that are essential to understanding the discipline in the 21st century
  • is written with a broad international perspective, covering classic and contemporary research from all parts of the world
  • includes a variety of novel and lively features, including: 'blind spots in social psychology', 'student project' features, and 'try it yourself' exercises
  • provides a chapter dedicated to the lessons and skills that can be learned from the study of social psychology and how you can apply these to your future studies and career.

  • Social Psychology comes with a companion website at www.palgrave.com/psychology/suttondouglas where students and lecturers can find a host of high-quality supporting materials.

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Have you ever wondered why some people are attracted to each other? Or why some of your friends are more open to persuasion than others? Perhaps you've always wanted to know how to tell if someone is lying to you?Social Psychology is a dynamic new textbook that captures the vitality of the discipline and its relevance to everyday life,...

ROBBIE SUTTON is Reader in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Kent, UKKAREN DOUGLAS is Reader in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Kent, UK
Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 11 × 8.63 × 1.19 inPublished:May 10, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230218032

ISBN - 13:9780230218031

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Table of Contents

The Discipline of Social Psychology
The Social Self: Understanding Ourselves
The Social Perceiver: Understanding the Social World
The Social Judge: Attitudes, Emotions and Behaviour
Communication
Persuasion
Close Relationships
The Social Group
Social Influence
Group Behaviour
Intergroup Relations
Improving Intergroup Relations
Understanding and Controlling Aggression
Altruism and Justice
Social Psychology: an Overview