Can we ever be genuinely unprejudiced? What can we learn about people from how they speak? How can a minority change the world? Why do people obey authority, even when ordered to do evil? Why do groups sometimes make bad decisions? Can we study love scientifically, or should we leave it to the poets? Do violent computer games make violent people?
Mapping the connection between social psychology and our everyday lives, the sixth edition of this market-leading textbook provides a lively and engaging introduction to the field.
· Comprehensive coverage of social psychological theory and research
· Written from a European perspective, for students living in Britain and continental Europe
· Includes numerous features to aid independent study such as theory and concept boxes, research highlights and real world applications
· Packed with intriguing theories and exciting research ranging from Abrams and Allport to Yzerbyt and Zimbardo
New to This Edition
· Thoroughly updated throughout to capture new developments in the field
· Significant revision of coverage of leadership, social identity, minority influence, norms, the nature of groups, and some aspects of social cognition
· New sections on dehumanisation, hate crimes, and acculturation and immigration
· Referencing and Further Reading have been updated, and the Literature, Film & TV section has been revised to include topical examples of social psychology in the popular media
Table of Contents
1. Introducing social psychology 2. Social cognition and social thinking 3. Attribution and social explanation 4. Self and identity 5. Attitudes 6. Persuasion and attitude change 7. Social influence 8. People in groups 9. Leadership and decision making 10. Prejudice and discrimination 11. Intergroup behaviour 12. Aggression 13. Prosocial behaviour 14. Attraction and close relationships 15. Language and communication 16. Culture
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