Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition
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Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

By Charles Stangor
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Book Description

The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research. An emphasis on real world examples and applications is intended to guide students to critically analyze their situations and social interactions in order to put their knowledge to effective use.

Table of Contents
  • Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • About the Book
  • 1. Introducing Social Psychology
  • Defining Social Psychology: History and Principles
  • Affect, Behavior, and Cognition
  • Conducting Research in Social Psychology
  • Chapter Summary
  • 2. Social Cognition
  • Sources of Social Knowledge
  • How We Use Our Expectations
  • Social Cognition and Affect
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Social Cognition
  • Chapter Summary
  • 3. The Self
  • The Cognitive Self: The Self-Concept
  • The Feeling Self: Self-Esteem
  • The Social Self: The Role of the Social Situation
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about the Self
  • Chapter Summary
  • 4. Attitudes, Behavior, and Persuasion
  • Exploring Attitudes
  • Changing Attitudes through Persuasion
  • Changing Attitudes by Changing Behavior
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Attitudes, Behavior, and Persuasion
  • Chapter Summary
  • 5. Perceiving Others
  • Initial Impression Formation
  • Inferring Dispositions Using Causal Attribution
  • Biases in Attribution
  • Individual Differences in Person Perception
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Person Perception
  • Chapter Summary
  • 6. Influencing and Conforming
  • The Many Varieties of Conformity
  • Obedience, Power, and Leadership
  • Person, Gender, and Cultural Differences in Conformity
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Social Influence
  • Chapter Summary
  • 7. Liking and Loving
  • Initial Attraction
  • Close Relationships: Liking and Loving over the Long Term
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Liking and Loving
  • Chapter Summary
  • 8. Helping and Altruism
  • Understanding Altruism: Self and Other Concerns
  • The Role of Affect: Moods and Emotions
  • How the Social Context Influences Helping
  • Other Determinants of Helping
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Altruism
  • Chapter Summary
  • 9. Aggression
  • Defining Aggression
  • The Biological and Emotional Causes of Aggression
  • The Violence around Us: How the Social Situation Influences Aggression
  • Personal and Cultural Influences on Aggression
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Aggression
  • Chapter Summary
  • 10. Working Groups: Performance and Decision Making
  • Understanding Social Groups
  • Group Performance
  • Group Decision Making
  • Improving Group Performance and Decision Making
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Social Groups
  • Chapter Summary
  • 11. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
  • Social Categorization and Stereotyping
  • Ingroup Favoritism and Prejudice
  • Reducing Discrimination
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
  • Chapter Summary
  • 12. Competition and Cooperation in Our Social Worlds
  • Conflict, Cooperation, Morality, and Fairness
  • How the Social Situation Creates Conflict: The Role of Social Dilemmas
  • Strategies for Producing Cooperation
  • Thinking Like a Social Psychologist about Cooperation and Competition
  • Chapter Summary
  • About the Authors
  • Glossary
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