Social Psychology, Seventh Canadian Edition, 7th edition

  • Elliot Aronson
  • Timothy D. Wilson
  • Robin M. Akert
  • Beverley Fehr

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Revel was designed specifically to help get students to read and stay on top of their course work. The accessibility of Revel means that students can literally take their psychology text wherever they go and have the flexibility to do their reading and homework any time. And we believe this flexibility is what today’s students are looking for.

Dynamic content designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn brings concepts to life 

To keep students engaged as they read, Revel integrates videos and interactives directly into the author-created narrative. By embedding interactive content, Revel has been designed to help students retain what they’ve read. 

  • Try It! exercises. Make concepts from social psychology concrete and help you see how they can be applied to your own life. Some of the Try It! exercises replicate social psychology experiments. Others reproduce self-report scales so you can see where you stand in relation to other people. Still others are short quizzes that illustrate social psychological concepts.
  • Media Interactives. Revel enlivens course content with media interactives integrated directly within the authors’ narrative—that provide opportunities for students to read about and practice course material in tandem. This immersive educational technology boosts student engagement, which leads to better understanding of concepts and improved performance throughout the course.
  • Videos. Our carefully curated collection of interviews, news clips, and research study re-enactments is designed to enhance and help you better understand the concepts you’re reading. If you can see the concept in action, it’s likely to sink in a little deeper.

   Ensure students stay on track and encourage practice and review: 

Embedded assessments afford students opportunities to check their understanding at regular intervals before moving on. Assessments in Revel let instructors gauge student comprehension frequently, provide timely feedback, and address learning gaps along the way.

  • The Revel mobile app lets students read, practice, and study — anywhere, anytime, on any device. Content is available both online and offline, and the app syncs work across all registered devices automatically, giving students great flexibility to toggle between phone, tablet, and laptop as they move through their day. The app also lets students set assignment notifications to stay on top of all due dates.
  • Learning objectives appear at the beginning of the chapter so that it is clear what the learning goals are for that chapter. We also repeat the learning objectives in the relevant sections to remind you, and then we present them again in the summary. The learning objectives are intended to be used as signposts—to give you a sense of what we hope you will learn in each chapter and, at the end of the chapter, a way of gauging whether you have learned the material.
  • Key terms are in boldface type in the text so that you’ll notice them. We define the terms in the text, and that definition appears again in the margin(or as pop-ups in Revel). These marginal definitions are there to help you out if later in the chapter you forget what something means. The marginal/pop-up definitions are short and easy to find. You can also look up key terms in the alphabetical Glossary at the end of this textbook.
  • Review Quizzes. All major sections of every chapter end with review quizzes. Research shows that students learn material better when they are tested frequently; thus, these section quizzes, as well as the test questions at the end of every chapter, should be helpful learning aids. In the Revel version of the text, instructors have the option of assigning these quizzes and giving course credit for correct answers.
  • End of Chapter Summary. The summary at the end of each chapter is a succinct shorthand presentation of the chapter information. You should read it and make sure there are no surprises when you do so. If anything in the summary doesn’t ring a bell, go back to the chapter and reread that section. Most important, remember that the summary is intentionally brief, whereas your understanding of the material should be full and complete.

Foster critical thinking through writing: 

  • The writing prompts in Revel, enables educators to integrate writing activities without significantly impacting their grading burden and ask students to think critically. These writing features include:
  • Self-paced Journaling Prompts throughout the narrative encourage students to express their thoughts without breaking stride in their reading.
  • Assignable Shared Writing Activities direct students to share written responses with classmates, fostering peer discussion.

Superior assignability and tracking tools help educators make sure students are completing their reading and understanding core concepts

  • The assignment calendar allows educators to indicate precisely which readings must be completed on which dates. This clear, detailed schedule helps students stay on task by eliminating any ambiguity as to which material will be covered during each class. When they understand exactly what is expected of them, students are better motivated to keep up.
  • The performance dashboard empowers educators to monitor class assignment completion as well as individual student achievement. Actionable information, such as points earned on quizzes and tests and time on task, helps educators intersect with their students in meaningful ways. For example, the trending column reveals whether students' grades are improving or declining, helping educators to identify students who might need help to stay on track.
  • LMS integration provides institutions, instructors, and students easy access to their Revel courses via Blackboard Learn™ and Canvas™. With single sign-on, students can be ready to access an interactive blend of authors' narrative, media, and assessment on their first day. Flexible, on-demand grade synchronization capabilities allow educators to control exactly which grades should be transferred to the Blackboard or Canvas Gradebook.

Table of contents

1 Introduction to 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 Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviour

7 Conformity: Influencing Others

8 Group Processes: Influence in Social Groups

9 Attraction and Relationships: From First Impressions to Close Relationships

10 Prosocial Behaviour: Why Do People Help?

11 Aggression: Why We Hurt Other People

12 Prejudice: Causes and Cures

Social Psychology in Action 1 Using Social Psychology to Achieve a Sustainable Future

Social Psychology in Action 2 Social Psychology and Health

Social Psychology in Action 3 Social Psychology and the Law

Published by Pearson Canada (February 22nd 2021) - Copyright © 2021