New Directions in Social Psychology

Author: Roy F Baumeister
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781446201176
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Social psychology is the study of how normal people think, feel, and behave as influenced by (real or imagined) others. This collection picks up from Michael Hogg's influential set, Social Psychology, published in 2002 to set out and explain the several changes the field has gone through since the mid-nineties. Social psychology now places more emphasis on studying the brain, cognitive-to-bodily effects, and goal pursuit. To be sure, classic topics such as prejudice, motivation, emotion, and interpersonal relationships are prominent still as this collection also illustrates. The articles selected include influential theories and conceptual reviews, feature empirical articles on edgy new theories, showcase state-of-the-art methodological advances, and cover topics of perennial interest in the field.

New Directions in Social Psychology

Author: Roy F Baumeister
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781446201176
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Social psychology is the study of how normal people think, feel, and behave as influenced by (real or imagined) others. This collection picks up from Michael Hogg's influential set, Social Psychology, published in 2002 to set out and explain the several changes the field has gone through since the mid-nineties. Social psychology now places more emphasis on studying the brain, cognitive-to-bodily effects, and goal pursuit. To be sure, classic topics such as prejudice, motivation, emotion, and interpersonal relationships are prominent still as this collection also illustrates. The articles selected include influential theories and conceptual reviews, feature empirical articles on edgy new theories, showcase state-of-the-art methodological advances, and cover topics of perennial interest in the field.

New Directions in Social Psychology

Author: Roy F Baumeister
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781446201176
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Social psychology is the study of how normal people think, feel, and behave as influenced by (real or imagined) others. This collection picks up from Michael Hogg's influential set, Social Psychology, published in 2002 to set out and explain the several changes the field has gone through since the mid-nineties. Social psychology now places more emphasis on studying the brain, cognitive-to-bodily effects, and goal pursuit. To be sure, classic topics such as prejudice, motivation, emotion, and interpersonal relationships are prominent still as this collection also illustrates. The articles selected include influential theories and conceptual reviews, feature empirical articles on edgy new theories, showcase state-of-the-art methodological advances, and cover topics of perennial interest in the field.

Person Environment Psychology

Author: W. Bruce Walsh
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135687633
Format: PDF
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A variety of theoretical approaches to person-environment psychology has been developed over the years, representing a rich range of intellectual perspectives. This second edition links the past and present and looks toward the future in reviewing new directions and perspectives in person-environment psychology. Stated differently, the main thrust of this volume is to present contemporary models and perspectives that make some sensible predictions concerning the individual and the environment using the person-environment relationship. Within a person-environment framework, these models and perspectives are concerned with how people tend to influence environments and how environments reciprocally tend to influence people. Thus, this second edition presents new directions in person-environment psychology and the implications for theory, research, and application.

Reading Faces

Author: Leslie Zebrowitz
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813327471
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Do we read character in faces? What information do faces actually provide? Why do we associate certain facial qualities with particular character traits? What are the social and psychological consequences of reading character in faces? Zebrowitz unmasks the face and provides the first systematic, scientific account of our tendency to judge people by their appearance. Offering an in-depth analysis of two appearance qualities that influence our impressions of others—“babyfaceness” and “attractiveness”—and an account of these impressions, Zebrowitz has written an accessible and valuable book for professionals and general readers alike.The assumption that people's faces provide a window to their inner nature has a long and distinguished history, eloquently expressed in the works of ancient philosophers, like Aristotle, and great writers, like Shakespeare. Zebrowitz examines this assumption, focusing on four central points. She shows that facial appearance, particularly babyfaceness and attractiveness, has a strong impact on how we perceive an individual's character traits and on social outcomes in the workplace, in the criminal justice system, and in other settings. She proposes that facial stereotypes derive from evolutionarily adaptive reactions to useful information that faces can provide. She assesses the accuracy of facial stereotypes in light of plausible links between appearance and character. Finally, Zebrowitz suggests ways to counteract the consequences of reading faces.

New Directions in Health Psychology Assessment

Author: Harold E. Schroeder
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780891169253
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This work offers the results of a meeting held at the Applied Psychology Center of Kent State University in 1987 to examine current methods and future proposals in the assessment of what family, social and work factors contribute to the health of people and communities. Amongst the topics covered are how to assess quality of life, family behaviour with regard to health, the assessment of health risks associated with work and how the physical environment affects children's health.

New Directions in Health Psychology

Author: Ajit K. Dalal
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 813210935X
Format: PDF
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The book critically examines the strategies and identify the possible interventions that can be made to promote and facilitate health and well being in India. The discussion incorporates diverse domains ranging from physical to spiritual in which health is conceptualized. It also attends to the health needs of disadvantaged sections in the society, women in particular, and emphasizes on indigenous knowledge in the area of health.

New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

Author: Theodore Schwartz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521426091
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The contributors to this state-of-the-art collection are prominent figures in psychological anthropology, and they write about recent developments in this field. Rooted in psychoanalytic psychology, the early practitioners in the forties and fifties concentrated on studying cross-cultural variation in child rearing practices. While tensions between individual experience and collective meanings are still central to psychological anthropology, alongside fresh versions of the psychoanalytic approaches, other approaches to the study of cognition, emotion, and ethnopsychology have been introduced. Psychological anthropology's present scope includes the psychology of cognition and affect, to which it has made substantial contributions.

Culture Of Honor

Author: Richard E Nisbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429980779
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This is an exploration of the reasons behind the higher rate for homicides among whites in the southern United States. The authors conclude that what makes the difference is not socio-economic class, population density, the legacy of slavery, or the heat of the South, but the traditional "culture of honour", in which a man's reputation is seen as central to his economic survival.

Handbook of Social Skills Training

Author: P. Trower
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483293505
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this volume the application of the social skills training (SST) model to specific clinical conditions is discussed. Its uses with schizophrenia, social anxiety, depression, mental handicap, and substance abuse are reviewed in depth and practical recommendations for the future are given. Advances in social psychology and linguistics have implications for the future development of SST and their contributions to the field are presented in the final section.