Social Psychology, 11th edition

  • Elliot Aronson, 
  • Timothy D. Wilson, 
  • Robin M. Akert, 
  • Samuel R Sommers

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Social Psychology introduces the key concepts of the field through a storytelling approach that makes research relevant. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, the authors present classic studies alongside the cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology.

The 11th Edition includes engaging contributions from new co-authors Elizabeth Page-Gould and Neil Lewis Jr. who bring their expertise to bear on pressing societal issues such as intergroup relations and racial inequity. Fresh content throughout the text focuses a social psychological lens on key contemporary developments, including the COVID-19 pandemic and political upheaval in the United States.

Published by Pearson (April 1st 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137869602

Subject: Psychology

Category: Social Psychology


  1. Introducing Social Psychology
  2. Methodology: How Social Psychologists Do Research
  3. Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social World
  4. Social Perception: How We Come to Understand Other People
  5. The Self: Understanding Ourselves in a Social Context
  6. Cognitive Dissonance and the Need to Protect Our Self-Esteem
  7. Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts and Feelings
  8. Conformity and Obedience: Influencing Behavior
  9. Group Processes: Influence in Social Groups
  10. Attraction and Relationships: From Initial Impressions to Long-Term Intimacy
  11. Prosocial Behavior: Why Do People Help?
  12. Aggression: Why Do We Hurt Other People? Can We Prevent It?
  13. Prejudice: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
  • Social Psychology in Action 1: Using Social Psychology to Achieve a Sustainable and Happy Future
  • Social Psychology in Action 2: Social Psychology and Health
  • Social Psychology in Action 3: Social Psychology and the Law

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