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Essentials of Social Psychology provides a clear, concise and engaging introduction to the field. Covering all the major topics and theoretical perspectives, this exciting new book provides straightforward explanation of key terms and concepts in a lively and student-friendly manner.
Debates and controversies are brought to life and the wider practical relevance of the subject is emphasised throughout. Pedagogical features that appear across the book include Research Classic sections which describe classic studies, Research Applications boxes that highlight more contemporary developments in social psychological research and their practical applications, Real World features that look at the everyday relevance of social psychology, and Literature, Film and TV features that demonstrate how social psychological concepts are dealt with in popular media. An international balance of research alerts students to the cross cultural dimensions of social psychology
Essentials of Social Psychology is accompanied by MyPsychLab, an interactive online study resource designed to help students to consolidate and further their understanding. Together, the book and online support make this an ideal resource for those studying the subject for the first time, or as part of a more general programme of study.
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“A well written, well structured introductory textbook covering the most current literature in the field. Throughout the chapters, complex phenomena are described and explained in a comprehensible way that applies directly to the students’ everyday lives.”
Dr Torun Lindholm, Stockholm University
“By journey’s end the reader will have accumulated a comprehensive understanding of contemporary, international social psychology, and critically, will have enjoyed the trip as well.”
Dr John Kremer, Queen’s University, Belfast
Do computer games that portray violence make people more aggressive; or are they a harmless outlet for frustrations?
Can we study love scientifically; or should we pack the statistics away and leave it to the poets?
What makes people obey authority, even when they believe the consequences are likely to be destructive or harmful?
Essentials of Social Psychology provides an insight into questions such as those above as it guides the reader through the foundations of social psychology. Key concepts and theories are explained with clarity, debates and controversies are brought to life and the wider practical relevance of the subject is emphasised throughout.
A range of pedagogical features are included to help you consolidate your understanding and appreciate the relevance of social psychology in the real world:
This is a clear, concise, academically rigorous, and above all accessible introduction to the main phenomena, theories and findings of social psychology. It is the ideal resource for those studying the subject for the first time, or as part of a more general programme of study.
Michael A. Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University.
Graham M. Vaughan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland.
Essentials of Social Psychology comes with MyPsychLab, an interactive online study resource available from www.mypsychlab.co.uk. Take a test to get a personalised study plan and explore video and audio activities, animations and additional question material to consolidate and further your understanding.
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