Appropriate for one-semester introductory social psychology courses, found in psychology and sociology departments at both universities and colleges. Social Psychology describes the theories and applications of the discipline in the context of culture and its significance. Students will gain valuable insight into their society as they read about areas such as the family, health, language, and social programmes. With clear writing and thoughtful examples, social psychology comes to life.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
1. The Field of Social Psychology: How We Think About and Interact with Others.
2. Social Perception and Social Cognition: Internalizing Our Social World.
3. Attitudes: Evaluating the Social World.
4. The Social Self: Personal and Social Identities.
5. Prejudice and Discrimination: Understanding their Nature, Countering their Effects.
6. Relationships: From Attraction to Parting.
7. Social Influence: Changing Others' Behaviour.
8. Helping and Harming: Prosocial Behaviour and Aggression.
9. Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of Belonging.
10. Applied Social Psychology: Health, Work, and Legal Applications