Essential Social Psychology

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Social psychology is an enormous discipline and it can be easy to get swamped in that enormity. But does that mean you need an enormous textbook, especially for your first course? Essential Social Psychology gives an accessible and thorough grounding in the key concepts, the fundamentals - the essentials of social psychology, while providing a lively introduction to the major theoretical debates, new approaches, and findings in the discipline. It tells the fascinating story of social psychology but also gets you through your exams.

The second edition still has everything students need: short, lively chapters covering the classic and contemporary studies, plenty of illustrations, an extensive glossary and those memory maps to help you remember it all. But now, the textbook has been expanded to include even more essential elements. The authors have added two more chapters, the newest cutting edge research, and detailed the latest exciting and emerging debates and controversies.

Key features of the new edition include:

- brand new chapters on Attribution and Intergroup Processes

- alternative perspectives integrated into each chapter to reflect the fascinating range of approaches and encourage critical thinking.

- extended chapters provide more detailed coverage of each topic

- new and improved companion website, now with even more lecturer and student support.

Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/crispandturner2

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Crisp and Turner offer fresh perspectives and succeed in producing a text that will speak effectively to students taking a first course in social psychology and excite them with the field's insights and relevance in their lives --Professor John F. Dovidio, Yale University

The approach is both modern and relevant using recent events to illustrate some of the major issues in social psychology --Christopher R. Jones, University of Sheffield

The writing style and its clear signposting merge the areas and topics very effectively and students cannot fail to appreciate social psychology as a whole rather than its disparate topic areas. In its style it is written in an engaging and everyday style that students will find accessible... A very cohesive text that is easily accessible to students --Dr Sal Watt, Liverpool Hope University

About the Author:

Richard Crisp is a Professor of Psychology at the Aston Business School. He read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and carried out his doctoral research at Cardiff University. In 1999 he took up his first lecturing position at the University of Birmingham, then in 2007 took up his first Chair in the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent. After a three-year term as Head of School, in 2012 he was appointed Chair in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. He moved to his current position at the Aston Business School in 2014. Richard’s research has covered the full range of topics that comprise social psychology, from studies on the formation and reduction of prejudice, to the self and identity processes involved in interpersonal relations, from studies of mere exposure and attitude formation, to studies of social categorization. He has published this work in over 130 articles, chapters and books, including papers in American Psychologist, Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin and Science. This work has been recognized with awards from scholarly societies including the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Mid-Career Prize and Spearman Medal. Together with Rhiannon Turner he received the 2011 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (for the best paper of the year on intergroup relations). He is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and former Deputy Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Research Board. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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