An Introduction to Theories of Personality (International Edition)

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9780131229075: An Introduction to Theories of Personality (International Edition)

For Sophomore/Junior-level courses in Theories of Personality, Personality, Individual Differences.

Using a theorist-by-theorist approach, this widely-adopted introduction to theories of personality summarizes the major theories and emphasizes that the best understanding of personality derives from a variety of viewpoints. This comprehensive, unbiased approach—together with student-tested experiential exercises—not only introduces students to the rich history of psychology but to practical information that helps them understand their own lives and their relationships with other people.

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Social Psychology 4th edition is a superb introductory text, now fully revised and updated.  It remains very accessible, written to engage and involve. It is clearly structured and comprehensive, exploring key aspects of social psychology.  Through its many features and lively approach, Social Psychology will inform and challenge students everywhere.


Social Psychology consolidates European and North American perspectives effectively to provide coverage with a unique global flavour.



         Increased coverage of social identity, affect, groups, deviance, ideology, and implicit attitudes reflects current issues and developments.

         New student friendly features, including theory and concepts boxes, research highlights, real world examples, and applied contexts highlight key information throughout.

         Inclusion of colour photographs and illustrations clarifies subject matter and supports understanding of every topic.



         Coverage of inter-group relations, social identity, social representations and levels of explanation presented within a European context.

         Full consideration of traditional topics such as social cognition, attitudes, influence, leadership and decision making, interpersonal relationships and aggression.

         Stand-alone chapters on culture, self and identity, and language and communication.

         Applied fields of health, organizations, and gender are integrated throughout.

         Addresses the historical context and background of social psychology’s theories and research.

         Real world examples are used throughout to promote debate and further

exploration of the subject.



         Students and Lecturers will find a range of targeted resources on our Companion Website such as self-test questions for each chapter, a password-protected Instructor's Manual and testbank files. To access these materials, visit




Michael Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland, and Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has previously lectured at Bristol University, Princeton University, and the University of Melbourne, and has been a British Academy Visiting Professor at Birmingham University.

Graham Vaughan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland. He has previously held posts at Bristol University, Cambridge University, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, the University of Illinois, Princeton University, and the National University of Singapore.



About the Author:

Matthew Olson earned his undergraduate degree in 1973 at The University of California, Davis, and completed his PhD in Experimental Psychology at The University of Michigan in 1977. He joined the faculty at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1977, where he continues to enjoy teaching undergraduate students and writing. 


B. R. Hergenhahn (1934–2007), Professor Emeritus, Hamline University.


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Published by Pearson (2003)
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