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Social Psychology, 1st Australian and New Zealand Edition

Social Psychology, 1st Australian and New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 978-0-730-33374-6

Nov 2016

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The latest offering from leading Psychology author and Teaching and Learning expert Lorelle Burton, Social Psychology draws on the same proven pedagogical approach as her award-winning Psychology 4e – using vivid and personally relevant examples of psychology concepts to promote memory and understanding. Delivered as an interactive Wiley E-Text, this first edition brings social psychology to life with concise, digestible reading content integrated with media and activities to help students combat ‘information overload’.  

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About the authors viii

Chapter 1 Introducing social psychology 1

1.1 Defining social psychology 3

1.2 The evolution of social psychology over time 6

1.3 Social psychology or common sense? 10

1.4 Connections between social psychology and other fields 14

1.5 Social psychology across cultures and subcultures 19

Chapter 2 Self?-perception and selfpresentation 28

2.1 The influence of personal factors on the self?-concept 30

2.2 The influence of social factors on the self?-concept 42

2.3 Maintaining a positive self?-concept 47

2.4 Self?-presentation to others 60

2.5 Self?-perception, self?-presentation and culture 64

Chapter 3 Social perception 81

3.1 Social perception and attributions 83

3.2 Attribution biases 88

3.3 Errors in thinking about others 95

3.4 Nonverbal behaviour 102

3.5 Social perception across cultures 107

Chapter 4 Social cognition 120

4.1 How shortcuts lead to errors in thinking 122

4.2 The influence presentation has on how we think about the world 133

4.3 How we form impressions of people 137

4.4 How our beliefs create reality 142

4.5 The influence of culture on social cognition 152

Chapter 5 Attitude formation and change 163

5.1 How we form attitudes 165

5.2 Attitudes as predictors of behaviour 175

5.3 When engaging in a behaviour can lead to attitude change 181

5.4 Alternatives to cognitive dissonance theory 192

5.5 How culture impacts attitude formation and change 195

Chapter 6 Persuasion 208

6.1 How we process persuasive messages 210

6.2 Factors that influence persuasion 215

6.3 How subtle factors influence persuasion 226

6.4 How to resist persuasion 233

6.5 How culture affects persuasion 238

Chapter 7 Social influence: norms, conformity, compliance and obedience 249

7.1 How social norms influence behaviour 251

7.2 Factors that lead to conformity 258

7.3 Factors that lead to compliance 268

7.4 How social pressures influence obedience 274

7.5 How culture impacts social influence 283

Chapter 8 Group influence: the impact of group processes 299

8.1 How groups influence behaviour 301

8.2 How group process influences decisionmaking 313

8.3 How groups handle conflict 323

8.4 How groups handle social dilemmas 331

8.5 How culture impacts group influence 340

Chapter 9 Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination 355

9.1 How social psychological factors contribute to stereotyping and prejudice 357

9.2 The consequences of being stereotyped 374

9.3 Stereotyping is almost inevitable 382

9.4 How social and cognitive interventions can help overcome stereotypes 390

9.5 How culture influences prejudice and stereotypes 397

Chapter 10 Aggression 414

10.1 How biological factors influence aggression 416

10.2 How social psychological factors influence aggression 426

10.3 How the media influences aggression 437

10.4 How can we reduce aggression? 442

10.5 How culture influences aggression 446

Chapter 11 Interpersonal attraction and close relationships 461

11.1 Predicting interpersonal attraction 463

11.2 Love is different things to different people 479

11.3 Predictors of relationship satisfaction 484

11.4 Common problems in close relationships 494

11.5 How culture influences interpersonal attraction and close relationships 506

Chapter 12 Altruism and prosocial behaviour 525

12.1 How personal factors influence helping 527

12.2 How situational factors influence helping 535

12.3 Pure altruism: fact or fiction? 551

12.4 Factors that determine who gets help 559

12.5 How culture influences helping 566

Frequency of helping 567

Norms for helping 568

Motivations for helping 569

Summary 571

Key terms 571

Review questions 572

Application questions 572

Research activities 573

References 573

Acknowledgements 580

  • Proven Pedagogy: Burton’s renowned pedagogical approach is enhanced with digital scaffolding around every chapter, designed to engage students and help them take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Real-world Applications: ‘Connections’ segments draw links between theory and real world examples of social psychology concepts in play in areas such as Business, Media and Law.
  • Social Media Coverage: Social Psychology has more in-depth coverage of social media through the lens of psychology than any other text in the market.
  • Accessible Content: Concise, engaging content delivered in digestible chunks to help combat ‘information overload’ for students.
  • Interactive E-Text: Brings course content to life with embedded rich media such as video, animation and interactives.
  • Trusted Authorship: Know you’re getting the best content from Australia’s leading Psychology author.