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Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-80376-9
682 pages
December 2013, ©2014
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Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, 3rd Edition provides psychologists with a cutting-edge approach on evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology. The book addresses research on three different levels:  brain function and cognition, individual and situations, and groups and cultures. The second edition has been updated to present contemporary research in social psychology. It also discusses increasingly important issues in the field including emotion science and the impact of neuroscience on social and personality psychology. The Third Edition retains the previous editions’ features and adds the most up-to-date literature.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Adaptive Motives for Social Situations, Via Cultures And Brains

Chapter 2 Scientific Methods for Studying People in Interaction

Chapter 3 Ordinary Personology: Figuring Out Why People Do What They Do

Chapter 4 Social Cognition: Making Sense of Others 

Chapter 5 The Self: Social to The Core

Chapter 6 Attitudes and Persuasion: Changing Hearts and Minds

Chapter 7 Attraction: Initiating Romance, Friendship, and Other Relationships

Chapter 8 Close Relationships: Passion, Interdependence, Commitment, and Intimacy

Chapter 9 Helping: Prosocial Behavior

Chapter 10 Aggression: Antisocial Behavior

Chapter 11 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Social Biases

Chapter 12 Small Groups: Ongoing Interactions

Chapter 13 Social Influence: Doing What Others Do and Say

Chapter 14 Conclusion: Social Beings

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New to This Edition

  • Updated literature throughout the text.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Emphasizes the core social motives: Belonging, Understanding, Controlling, Enhancing Self, and Trusting.
  • Presents a truly social approach to adaptation that is at once progressive, responsible, and complete.
  • Offers a balanced view of the intellectual development of the field, featuring both classic materials that provide a historical context and cutting-edge work that demonstrates contemporary excitement.
  • Weaves coverage of gender and ethnicity into the narrative of the text.
  • Integrates culture throughout, providing students with a realistic sense of how social psychology operates in an increasingly multi-cultural world.
  • Applications, which are integral to the chapters, demonstrate the utility of social psychology to solve real-world problems.
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