ISBN 9780070700628,Exploring Social Psychology

Exploring Social Psychology



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780070700628

ISBN-10 0070700621


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 524 Pages
Language (English)


This fully revised Fourth Edition includes new research on self-esteem in collectivist and individualist cultures, gender differences in sexual attitudes, and counterarguments as a way to resist persuasion. An increased emphasis on cultural diversity and cultural norms includes information on Muslim veils, group think regarding the war in Iraq, and deindividuation in Northern Ireland. Updated pedagogy includes two new Focus On boxes: Self-Serving Bias: How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways and Liking Things Associated with Oneself. Salient Features Concise modular format The author's voice and reflections on the personal significance of social psychology have proven to be popular with instructors and students Key concepts and findings are highlighted Icons throughout the text direct students to the Online Learning Center TABLE OF CONTENTS Part One: Introducing Social Psychology Module 1. Doing Social Psychology Module 2. Did You Know It All Along? Part Two: Social Thinking Module 3. Self Concept: Who Am I? Module 4. Self-Serving Bias Module 5. The Power Of Positive Thinking Module 6. The Fundamental Attribution Error Module 7. Intuition: The Power And Limits Of Our Inner Knowing Module 8. Reasons For Unreason Module 9. Behavior And Belief Module 10. Clinical Intuition: The Perils Of Psychologizing Module 11. Clinical Therapy: The Powers Of Social Cognition Part Three: Social Influence Module 12. Human Nature And Cultural Diversity Module 13. Gender, Genes, And Culture Module 14. How Nice People Get Corrupted Module 15. Two Routes To Persuasion Module 16. Indoctrination And Inoculation Module 17. The Mere Presence Of Others Module 18. Many Hands Make Diminished Responsibility Module 19. Doing Together What We Would Never Do Alone Module 20. How Groups Intensify Decisions Module 21. Power To The Person Part Four: Social Relations Module 22. The Dislike Of Diversity Module 23. The Roots Of Prejudice Module 24. The Nature And Nurture Of Aggression Module 25. Do The Media Influence Social Behavior? Module 26. Who Likes Whom? Module 27. The Ups And Downs Of Love Module 28. Causes Of Conflict Module 29. Blessed Are The Peacemakers Module 30. When Do People Help? Module 31. The Social Psychology Of Sustainability