Principles of Social Psychology
Free

Principles of Social Psychology

By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
Free
Book Description

Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Unnamed Author felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He wondered how his students could be expected to remember and understand the many phenomena that social psychologists study? How could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approach to a Social Psychology textbook was needed to structure and integrate student learning; thus, Principles of Social Psychology was born. This textbook is based on a critical thinking approach, and its aim is to get students thinking actively and conceptually – with a greater focus on the forest than the trees. Yes, there are right and wrong answers, but the answers are not the only thing. What is perhaps even more important is how students get to the answers – the thinking process itself. To help students better grasp the big picture of social psychology, and to provide you with a theme that you can use to organize your lectures, this text has a consistent pedagogy across the chapters.

https://doi.org/10.24926/8668.2001
ISBN: 978-1-946135-20-9

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • Publisher Information
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introducing Social Psychology
    • 1.1 Defining Social Psychology: History and Principles
    • 1.2 Affect, Behavior, and Cognition
    • 1.3 Conducting Research in Social Psychology
    • 1.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 2: Social Learning and Social Cognition
    • 2.1 Sources of Social Knowledge
    • 2.2 How We Use Our Expectations
    • 2.3 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Social Cognition
    • 2.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 3: Social Affect
    • 3.1 Moods and Emotions in Our Social Lives
    • 3.2 Emotions, Stress, and Well-Being
    • 3.3 How to Feel Better: Coping With Negative Emotions
    • 3.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Social Affect
    • 3.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 4: The Self
    • 4.1 The Cognitive Self: The Self-Concept
    • 4.2 The Feeling Self: Self-Esteem
    • 4.3 The Social Self: The Role of the Social Situation
    • 4.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About the Self
    • 4.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 5: Attitudes, Behavior, and Persuasion
    • 5.1 Exploring Attitudes
    • 5.2 Changing Attitudes Through Persuasion
    • 5.3 Changing Attitudes by Changing Behavior
    • 5.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Attitudes, Behavior, and Persuasion
    • 5.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 6: Perceiving Others
    • 6.1 Initial Impression Formation
    • 6.2 Inferring Dispositions Using Causal Attribution
    • 6.3 Individual and Cultural Differences in Person Perception
    • 6.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Person Perception
    • 6.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 7: Influencing and Conforming
    • 7.1 The Many Varieties of Conformity
    • 7.2 Obedience, Power, and Leadership
    • 7.3 Person, Gender, and Cultural Differences in Conformity
    • 7.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Conformity
    • 7.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 8: Liking and Loving
    • 8.1 Initial Attraction
    • 8.2 Close Relationships: Liking and Loving Over the Long Term
    • 8.3 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Liking and Loving
    • 8.4 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 9: Helping and Altruism
    • 9.1 Understanding Altruism: Self and Other Concerns
    • 9.2 The Role of Affect: Moods and Emotions
    • 9.3 How the Social Context Influences Helping
    • 9.4 Other Determinants of Helping
    • 9.5 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Altruism
    • 9.6 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 10: Aggression
    • 10.1 Defining Aggression
    • 10.2 The Biological and Emotional Causes of Aggression
    • 10.3 The Violence Around Us: How the Social Situation Influences Aggression
    • 10.4 Personal and Cultural Influences on Aggression
    • 10.5 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Aggression
    • 10.6 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 11: Working Groups: Performance and Decision Making
    • 11.1 Understanding Social Groups
    • 11.2 Group Process: The Pluses and Minuses of Working Together
    • 11.3 Improving Group Performance
    • 11.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Social Groups
    • 11.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 12: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
    • 12.1 Social Categorization and Stereotyping
    • 12.2 Ingroup Favoritism and Prejudice
    • 12.3 Reducing Discrimination
    • 12.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
    • 12.5 Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 13: Competition and Cooperation in Our Social Worlds
    • 13.1 Conflict, Cooperation, Morality, and Fairness
    • 13.2 How the Social Situation Creates Conflict: The Role of Social Dilemmas
    • 13.3 Strategies for Producing Cooperation
    • 13.4 Thinking Like a Social Psychologist About Cooperation and Competition
    • 13.5 Chapter Summary
  • Question Bank
  • Please share your supplementary material!
    No review for this book yet, be the first to review.
      No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment
      You May Also Like
      Social Problems: Continuity and Change
      Free
      Social Problems: Continuity and Change
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Introduction to Psychology
      Free
      Introduction to Psychology
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
      Free
      Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Principles of Economics
      Free
      Principles of Economics
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Principles of Marketing
      Free
      Principles of Marketing
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Principles of Macroeconomics
      Free
      Principles of Macroeconomics
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Writing for Success
      Free
      Writing for Success
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Project Management from Simple to Complex
      Free
      Project Management from Simple to Complex
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
      Free
      Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]
      Organizational Behavior
      Free
      Organizational Behavior
      By [Author removed at request of original publisher]