This definitive work--now extensively revised with virtually all new chapters--has introduced generations of researchers to the psychological processes that underlie social behavior. What sets the book apart is its unique focus on the basic principles that guide theory building and research. Since work in the field increasingly transcends such boundaries as biological versus cultural or cognitive versus motivational systems, the third edition has a new organizational framework. Leading scholars identify and explain the principles that govern intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup processes, in chapters that range over multiple levels of analysis. The book's concluding section illustrates how social psychology principles come into play in specific contexts, including politics, organizational life, the legal arena, sports, and negotiation. New to This Edition *Most of the book is entirely new. *Stronger emphasis on the contextual factors that influence how and why the basic principles work as they do. *Incorporates up-to-date findings and promising research programs. *Integrates key advances in such areas as evolutionary theory and neuroscience.
Written by a team of sociologists, this text introduces readers to social psychology by focusing on the contributions of sociology to the field of social psychology. The authors believe sociology provides a unique and indispensable vision of the social-psychological world in the theoretical perspectives that sociologists employ when studying human interactions and in the methodological techniques they utilize. Within the pedagogically rich chapters, topics are examined from the perspectives of symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes.
This handbook for social psychologists has been updated to reflect changes in the field since its original publication. New topics include emotions, self, and automaticity, and it is structured to show the levels of analysis used by psychologists.
Originally published in 1987 this third edition won praise from students and instructors alike for its challenging "no nonsense" approach to the field. Thoroughly updated to reflect current research of the time, the text retains the qualities that had become its hallmarks: a cognitive approach to the process of socialization, and an emphasis on the ideas that give the discipline continuity. It offers clear, conceptually integrated discussions of all of the major topics in social psychology from the time. Shaver's focus on the concepts of social psychology provides a framework for students to develop their own applications. The principles of social behavior are presented in the text in the same way they develop in the individual moving from internal processes (social perception, self-recognition) to external issues (the environment, the law) that influence behavior. Shaver weaves contemporary issues into his treatment of basic theories, using examples from everyday situations. His supple writing engages students in the complexity of social behavior, and is one reason this title remained one of the most highly regarded texts in the field at the time.
3 Amazing, Easy to Understand Books In 1 Place! A Great Guide to The Amazing World Of Social Psychology! BUY NOW! Social Psychology: A Guide to Social and Cultural Psychology Do you want to learn why groups behaviour like they do? Do you want to learn how our groups influence us? Do you want to learn how our culture impacts our behaviour? If the answer to any of these questions and more is yes, then this is the book for you! In this book, you’ll learn about social and cultural psychology and how this affects our behaviour. By the end of this book, you’ll learn: · What is social psychology? · How our culture impacts our behaviour? · Why groups behave as they do? · How persuasion works and why it can fail? · The psychology of aggression · And more. BUY NOW TO READ ABOUT THIS AMAZING AREA OF PSYCHOLOGY! Psychology of Relationships: Do you want to learn why human relationships are important? Do you want to learn what causes human relationships to form? Do you want to learn why humans show prosocial behaviour? If the answer is yes to any of these questions and more, then this is the book for you as we investigate how human relationships form, types of love and relationships and the psychology of prosocial behaviour. By the end of this book, you will know: · Why human relationships are important? · The biological, cognitive, and social reasons why human relationships form. · What the Bystander Effect is and why it happens? · How to Promote Prosocial Behavior? · Why humans show altruism? BUY NOW TO START LEARNING ABOUT THIS GREAT TOPIC TODAY! Personality Psychology and Individual Differences If you want to learn about personality psychology, this is the book for you! Our personalities affect us in lots of interesting ways and they cause a lot of great behaviours. Making them extremely important to study. This great, easy-to-understand book is the perfect guide to personality psychology and most of all its fun, packed full of great examples that relate the facts to everyday life! By the end of this psychology book, you’ll know: · What Personality is and how it’s studied? · What Influences our Personality to form? · How Personality Influences Religious and political beliefs and our Mental Abilities? · And many more great topics! This is NOT a boring university textbook. BUY IT NOW! Interesting Chapters Includes: Part One: Introduction to Social Psychology Chapter 1: History of Social psychology Chapter 2: How Do You do social psychology? Chapter 3: What Groups for The Individuals? Chapter 4; The Social Cure Hypothesis Chapter 5: The Self and Self-Awareness Chapter6: Theories of The Self Chapter 7: Self-Esteem Chapter 8: Attitudes and Social Cognition Chapter 9: Cognitive Dissonance Chapter 10: Social Identity Theory Chapter 1: Individual and Collective Narcissism Chapter 12: Social Cognitive Theory Part One: Introduction to Personality Psychology Introduction to Personality Classifying Traits, Eysenck and The Lexical Approach to Personality Five Factor Model of Personality and ‘The Big Five’ HEXACO Model of Personality
Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology, Third Edition, cuts across the traditional boundaries found in most textbooks and syllabuses between broad areas or fields in psychology, bringing together ideas from across the subjects. Because of its thematic approach, the book is of great value to a wide range of students, from A level to undergraduate. The book's central aim is to integrate topics, theories and areas of research that are usually treated as separate and unrelated. This complements the topic-based approach by: broadening discussion of 'traditional' areas such as personality, abnormal behaviour, sex differences, and the history and nature of psychology; and adopting a critical approach to these topic areas. This more critical approach is reflected in the frequent discussion of social constructionism, including the related areas of feminist, critical and discursive psychology. There is also discussion of philosophical/theoretical issues and debates, such as ethics, free will and determinism, and consciousness and the mind-brain relationship. Every chapter includes material familiar to students from other textbooks and from their classes. The book is designed to stimulate critical thinking and to encourage a broader, more integrated approach to essay-writing and seminar presentations. With excellent chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading, Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology, Third Edition remains an ideal text for all students wishing to view their subject in a way that is more true to our lives.
Widely regarded as the state-of-the-science reference on attachment, this handbook interweaves theory and cutting-edge research with clinical applications. Leading researchers examine the origins and development of attachment theory; present biological and evolutionary perspectives; and explore the role of attachment processes in relationships, including both parent?child and romantic bonds. Implications for mental health and psychotherapy are addressed, with reviews of exemplary attachment-oriented interventions for children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Contributors discuss best practices in assessment and critically evaluate available instruments and protocols. New to This Edition *Chapters on genetics and epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and sexual mating. *Chapters on compassion, school readiness, and the caregiving system across the lifespan. *Chapter probing the relation between attachment and other developmental influences. *Nearly a decade's worth of theoretical and empirical advances.
In everyday life we depend upon, interact with, influence are influenced by many people in situations that range from brief single encounters to the special relationships we form with family and close friends. Social interactions such as these are just a part of what make up social psychology, the study of human social behaviour and thought. In 'Social Psychology', the authors have incorporated the most recent theoretical developments and research findings and accounted for more than a decade of growth and expansion in the discipline since the publication of Pennington's 'Essential Social Psychology' (from which this book is descended). The result is a wholly fresh textbook that provides a clear and readable introduction to this empirical discipline. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book guides the reader through the main topic areas, providing insights into the key theories, concepts, research and debates that define the field. Particular attention is paid to how research is applied, with each chapter containing a section demonstrating the application of social psychological findings in the contexts of education, law, health and organisations. A summary of the main points and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter. There are figures, tables and photographs provided throughout to encourage visualisation and aid understanding.
The 21st-century political landscape has been defined by deep ideological polarization, and as a result scientific inquiry into the psychological mechanisms underlying this divide has taken on increased relevance. The topic is by no means new to social psychology. Classic literature on intergroup conflict shows how pervasive and intractable these group conflicts can be, how readily they can emerge from even minimal group identities, and the hedonic rewards reaped from adopting an "us vs. them" perspective. Indeed, this literature paints a bleak picture for the efficacy of any interventions geared toward reducing intergroup discord. But advances in the psychology of moral judgments and behavior, in particular greater understanding of how moral concerns might inform the creation and stability of political identities, offer new ways forward in understanding partisan divides. This volume brings together leading researchers in moral and political psychology, offering new perspectives on the moral roots of political ideology, and exciting new opportunities for the development of more effective applied interventions.
What is critical social psychology? In what ways can social psychology be progressive or radical? How can it be involved in political critique and reconstruction? Is social psychology itself the problem? Critical social psychology offers a confusing array of diverse answers to these questions. This book cuts through the confusion by revealing the very different assumptions at work in this fast growing field. A critical approach depends on a range of often-implicit theories of society, knowledge, as well as the subject. This book will show the crucial role of these theories for directing critique at different parts of society, suggesting alternative ways of doing research, and effecting social change. It includes chapters fr