Social Psych and Human Nature

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You are a member of a social world on a planet containing about 7 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense, and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE can help you make sense of the always fascinating and sometimes bizarre and baffling diversity of human behavior-and it's also just plain interesting to learn about how and why people act the way they do.

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Jarret T. Crawford, Rutgers University: "I especially liked the sections addressing current issues or events, particularly those regarding 'Food for Thought' and 'The Social Side of Sex.' Those vignettes would appeal to students more so than the . . . boxes in my [current] text, and also provide a deeper coverage of stigmatized groups."

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With this first edition, Baumeister (Florida State U.) and Bushman (U. of Michigan) synthesize major social psychology studies that are typically presented in lists to help undergraduates understand the field's concepts of people as cultural beings and as beings constantly affected by situations. Fourteen chapters covering culture and nature, the s

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