This fully revised and updated edition of Social Psychology is an engaging exploration of the question, "what makes us who we are?" presented in a new, streamlined fashion. Grounded in the latest research, Social Psychology explains the methods by which social psychologists investigate human behavior in a social context and the theoretical perspectives that ground the discipline.
Each chapter is designed to be a self-contained unit for ease of use in any classroom. This edition features new boxes providing research updates and "test yourself " opportunities, a focus on critical thinking skills, and an increased emphasis on diverse populations and their experiences.
Table of Contents
Preface 1 Introduction to Social Psychology 2 Research Methods in Social Psychology 3 Socialization Through the Life Course 4 Self and Self-Esteem 5 Self-Presentation and Impression Management 6 Emotions 7 Social Perception and Cognition 8 Attitudes 9 Symbolic Communication and Language 10 Social Influence and Persuasion 11 Altruism and Prosocial Behavior 12 Aggression 13 Deviant Behavior and Social Reaction 14 Interpersonal Attraction and Relationships 15 Understanding Groups 16 Group Processes 17 Social Structure and Personality Glossary References Index