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An Introduction to Social Psychology, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-42716-3
672 pages
February 2013, ©2012
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The 5th edition of Introducation to Social Psychology continues to provide comprehensive coverage of Psychology with more improved illustrations, use of colour, and a wider, more approachable format. Furthermore, the text is has fully integrated, cohesive and uniform chapters; more consistency and conciseness in writing style, structure and coverage; a host of useful, state-of-the-art pedagogical features; and full range of instructor support via the book's accompanying website. Furthermore, the new edition features new chapters brought in to reflect changes in the discipline, including first-time coverage of qualitative research and contributions from social psychologists from across the continent.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors xvii

Preface to Fifth Edition xix

Guided Tour xxi

Accompanying Online Resources for Instructors and Students xxv

Chapter 1 Introducing Social Psychology 1
Wolfgang Stroebe, Miles Hewstone and Klaus Jonas

Chapter 2 Research Methods in Social Psychology 25
Antony S. R. Manstead and Andrew G. Livingstone

Chapter 3 Social Perception and Attribution 55
Brian Parkinson

Chapter 4 Social Cognition 91
Louise Pendry

Chapter 5 The Self 121
Carolyn C. Morf and Sander L. Koole

Chapter 6 Attitudes 171
Geoffrey Haddock and Gregory R. Maio

Chapter 7 Strategies of Attitude and Behaviour Change 201
Wolfgang Stroebe

Chapter 8 Social Infl uence 235
Miles Hewstone and Robin Martin

Chapter 9 Aggression 273
Barbara Krahé

Chapter 10 Prosocial Behaviour 313
Mark Levine and Rachel Manning

Chapter 11 Affi liation, Attraction and Close Relationships 353
Johan C. Karremans and Catrin Finkenauer

Chapter 12 Group Dynamics 387
Bernard A. Nijstad and Daan Van Knippenberg

Chapter 13 Group Performance and Leadership 415
Stefan Schulz-Hardt and Felix C. Brodbeck

Chapter 14 Prejudice and Intergroup Relations 449
Russell Spears and Nicole Tausch

Chapter 15 Cultural Social Psychology 499
Peter B. Smith

References 537

Glossary 601

Name Index 613

Subject Index 629

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Author Information

Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Oxford. His current work centres on the reduction of intergroup conflict via intergroup contact, stereotype change, and crossed categorization. Professor Hewstone is a former editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and co-founding editor of the European Review of Social Psychology. He has also been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Spearman Medal (1987) and the Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge (2001), from the British Psychological Society. He has authored and edited several books, including Psychology (2005, Blackwell) and Minority Influence and Innovation (2010, Taylor and Francis).

Wolfgang Stroebe has taught social psychology at universities in the USA, UK, Germany and The Netherlands and is now Professor at Utrecht University and the University of Groningen, both in the Netherlands. He is editor with Miles Hewstone of the European Review of Social Psychology. He has authored and co-authored eight books and more than a hundred scientific articles and chapters on topics of social and health psychology. He is Fellow of a great number of international associations and has received numerous awards for his scientific work.

Klaus Jonas has taught social and organizational psychology at universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is Professor of Social and Business Psychology at the University of Zurich. He has published on attitudes, stereotypes and human resource management. His current interests concern the influence of leadership on performance and satisfaction of subordinates.

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New to This Edition

  • Fully integrated, cohesive and uniform chapters, ensured by a rigorous editorial process.
  • Improved consistency and a more concise writing style, structure and coverage.
  • A host of useful, state-of-the-art pedagogical features that catch the imagination, including research close-ups and everyday psychology boxes.
  • A full range of instructor support via the book’s accompanying website.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Full coverage of all the major theories and topics.
  • Focused discussions of important research studies and the implications of their findings.
  • A host of useful, state-of-the-art pedagogical features that catch the imagination, including research close-ups and everyday psychology boxes.
  • Covers the full BPS curriculum for Social Psychology.
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