Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology

Author: Paul A M Van Lange
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446250067
Format: PDF
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This innovative two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field. Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory's development including the inspirations, critical junctures, and problem-solving efforts that have effected the choices made in each theory's evolution as well as the impact each has had on the canon of social psychology. Unique to this handbook, these narratives provide a rich background for understanding how theories are created more generally; how they're nurtured and shaped over time: and how through examination we can better understand their unique contribution to society as a whole. The Handbook also illustrates how the various theories contribute to understanding and solving critical social issues and problems. The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

The Sage Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology

Author: Carol Sansone
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761925354
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The genius of social psychology as a field has been its ability to investigate the seemingly complicated behaviors that characterize humans as social creatures. The SAGE Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology simplifies this complexity by providing researchers and students with an overview of the rich history of methodological innovation in both basic and applied research within social psychology. This Handbook is a vital resource for behavioral scientists in the academic and research settings who are interested in learning about modern perspectives on classic and innovative methodological approaches in social psychology. Also recommended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in social psychology methods courses.

Bridging Social Psychology

Author: Paul A.M. Van Lange
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135609446
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bridging Social Psychology illuminates the unique contribution the field of social psychology can bring to understanding major scientific and societal problems. The book focuses on illustrating the benefits and costs of bridging social psychology with other fields of psychology, including cognitive, developmental, and personality psychology, as well as other disciplines such as biology, neuroscience and economics. The editor’s hope is that the examination of these bridges will result in new theoretical, methodological, and societal benefits. The 65 essays, written by eminent leaders in the field, demonstrate the relationship of social psychology with: (1) biology, neuroscience and cognitive science; (2) personality, emotion, and development; (3) relationship science, interaction, and health; and (4) organizational science, culture, and economics. The book also examines the key assumptions of social psychology, where the field is headed, and its unique contribution to basic theoretical and broad societal questions (e.g. promoting health in society). Section introductions tie the book together. The book concludes with an enlightening Epilogue by Walter Mischel. This book will appeal to scholars, researchers, and advanced students in social psychology wishing to demonstrate the cross-disciplinary aspect of their research. It will also be of interest to those in neighboring fields of psychology, especially personality, organizational, health, cognitive, and developmental psychology, as well as those in neuroscience, biology, sociology, communication, economics, political science, and anthropology. The user-friendly tone makes the book accessible to those with only a basic knowledge of social psychology. The book also serves as a text for advanced courses in social psychology and/or applied psychology. A helpful table, found on the book’s Web site, indicates the cross-disciplinary applications addressed in each essay, to make it easier to assign the book in courses.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412916704
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Collects over six hundred entries on topics and concepts within the discipline, including antisocial behaviors, attitude, culture, and social cognition.

Social Psychology

Author: Graham M Vaughan
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1442562315
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 7th edition of this best-selling social psychology text by Graham Vaughan and Michael Hogg, Social Psychology, retains the structure and approach of the previous edition but has been revised to reflect the changes in the field, with the material thoroughly updated throughout. Social Psychology 7e continues to capture the scope and detail of contemporary social psychology as an international scientific enterprise and at the same time deals with the subject in a way that is relevant to university teaching and social psychology research in Australia and New Zealand.

Theory and Social Psychology

Author: Roger Sapsford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761958390
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`Could certainly be used as a stand-alone text. Aimed primarily at advanced undergraduates, it could also be read by others who may be prompted to identify yet further dimensions with which to map contemporary social psychology and define their position in relation to others' - The Psychologist This clearly structured textbook presents a broad overview of the key issues that underpin social psychology. These include: the nature of science and `psychology as science'; descriptive, emancipatory and critical theories; and the different ways in which social psychology is applied in the social and political world. Drawing upon a number of different perspectives, this volume will introduce students

The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology

Author: Michael A Hogg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204774
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`This Volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook' - Choice Magazine In response to market demand, The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition has been published and represents a slimmer (16 chapters in total), more course focused and student-friendly volume. The editors and authors have also updated all references, provided chapter introductions and summaries and a new Preface outlining the benefits of using the Handbook as an upper level teaching resource. It will prove indispensable reading for all upper level and graduate students studying social psychology.

Applying Social Psychology

Author: Abraham P Buunk
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446292878
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Second Edition of this best selling textbook continues to offer a simple, systematic, step-by-step guide to doing applied psychology. Using the authors' own PATH model, the text presents a new methodology for applying primarily social psychological theory to a wide range of social problems. With real-world case studies, end-of-chapter exercises and interviews with leading social psychologists, Applying Social Psychology guides students to define a problem, conduct a theory-based analysis, develop an explanatory model, set up and execute a research project to test the model, and develop an intervention. Written in the same engaging and accessible way, this Second Edition offers: A new appendix with examples of PATH model applications An extended glossary Case studies from organizational, health, and environmental psychology Recent applied social psychology research More focus on applied evolutionary psychology Social network analysis and social media as research tools. This is a highly practical text, which can be used by introductory and advanced level students who want to learn how to analyze practical problems and develop solutions based upon social psychological theory and research.

Stimmung als Information

Author: Norbert Schwarz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642728855
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Daß Stimmungsschwankungen die Beurteilungen des eigenen Lebens beeinflussen können, ist eine Alltagserfahrung. Eine fundierte Analyse zur Rolle emotionaler Zustände in der Urteilsbildung liegt jetzt vor: Der Autor hat verschiedene Ansätze zur Wechselwirkung von Emotion und Kognition gegenübergestellt und in Labor- sowie Feldexperimenten getestet. Die Befunde haben gezeigt, daß Personen bei der Beurteilung ihrer Lebenszufriedenheit ihre momentane Stimmung als Information berücksichtigen und in der gleichen Weise wie eine andere, externe Information verarbeiten. Aus diesem Ergebnis leitet sich ein theoretischer Ansatz für die Wechselwirkung von Kognition und Emotion ab, der die informative Funktion emotionaler Zustände hervorhebt und in die Entwicklung eines Urteilsmodells zum subjektiven Wohlbefinden eingeht. Dieser Band sollte in der Bibliothek von Psychologen, Soziologen und Meinungsforschern stehen.