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An Introduction to Social Psychology 5e

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This is the fifth, completely revised and updated edition of an introductory social psychology text that has had huge success in Europe and across the globe.  It has been specially designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, with contributions written by leading social psychologists, each an acknowledged expert on the topics covered in a given chapter. An Introduction to Social Psychology benefits hugely from an updated range of innovative pedagogical features intended to catch the imagination, combined with a rigorous editorial approach, which results in a cohesive and uniform style accessible to all.

  • 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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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"This revised version of An Introduction to Social Psychology edited by Miles Hewstone, Wolfgang Stroebe and Klaus Jonas offers a uniquely broad view of social psychology. The book is at the same time both mainstream in its coverage and novel in its perspective. It is a volume that has international appeal, drawing from a range of scientific findings and contemporary illustrations of their social significance. Renowned authors bring deep expertise and unusual insight to each chapter. Every chapter skillfully bridges classic work with the latest, cutting-edge advances in the area. The chapters are written in a highly accessible way, consistent in level and structure, and are well-organized thematically. Together, the fifteen chapters in the volume tell an engaging and comprehensive story about the field of social psychology."
John F. Dovidio, Department of Psychology, Yale University, USA

"The new edition of this classic textbook is very welcome. Hewstone and colleagues have made excellent improvements in coverage and pedagogical features, consolidating continual development of this text since the first edition nearly 25 years ago. Students will enjoy the style, find it easy to learn from, and be pleased that it retains its approach as a serious textbook. Instructors will find that its clear structure, comprehensiveness and reader-friendliness makes it a pleasure to teach from."
Dominic Abrams, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Kent, UK

"This is simply a must-read collection of chapters for students of social psychology."
C. Neil Macrae, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK

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An Introduction to Social Psychology, 5th Edition
ISBN : 978-1-4443-3544-6
666 pages
May 2012, ©2012
$65.00   BUY

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