Readings in Social Psychology
General, Classic, and Contemporary SelectionsBook - 1997
This collection of readings gives readers broad exposure to the various sources of information available in the field of social psychology. Each chapter begins with an introduction and contains three articles: one popular, one classic, and one contemporary. Individual articles are preceded by a brief introduction and followed by "Critical Thinking Questions," which ask the reader to carefully examine some part of the article presented, speculate about generalizations and implications of the research, and in some cases, suggest new studies based on the information in the article. Classic articles are followed by "Additional Related Readings" which invite examination of more contemporary views on the same topic. Fourteen chapters cover the field of social psychology in depth, ranging from social perception to social cognition, attitudes, social identity, prejudice and discrimination, close relationships, social influence, prosocial behavior, aggression, groups and individual behavior, and applying social psychology to law, business, health, and the environment. The subject matter of individual articles runs the gamut from deception in experiments to nonverbal signals, date and stranger rape, forced compliance, bystander response to child abuse, the perils of groupthink, and much more. For anyone wanting to explore classic and contemporary views of human behavior.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, c1997
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: xvi, 432 p. : ill. ; 24 cm