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Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, 2nd Edition

November 2009, ©2010
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Providing an entertaining yet responsible look at how humans influence each other, Social Beings, 2e offers a refreshingly new approach, while maintaining the standard chapter topics of traditional social psychology texts. Focusing on the five core social motives-to belong, to understand, to control, to self-enhance, and to trust, author Susan Fiske provides a highly readable and engaging narrative flow that integrates material showing the field’s relevance to human problems and incorporates motivation, social evolution, and culture, not as after-thoughts, but as intrinsic features of the text. The second edition seamlessly mixes classic research with cutting edge topics that affect the current world of social psychology. Additionally, Social Beings, 2e provides an in-depth look at social neuroscience, an emerging topic in the field today.
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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
   
REFERENCES  
AUTHOR INDEX  
SUBJECT INDEX 

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  • Social neuroscience appears throughout the books topics, to reflect its recent appearance in the field
  • Cutting-edge topics such as embodied cognition, terrorism, and homosexual relationships join the already relevant topics of the previous edition.
  • Every chapter has been updated based on the newest research in the subject.
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  • 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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Test Bank
Available online, the Test Bank consists of 15-20 short answer questions per chapter with an accompanying answer key.
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Wiley E-Text   
Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-57436-2
720 pages
July 2010, ©2010
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Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-12911-1
720 pages
November 2009, ©2010
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