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Social Psychology, 8th Edition

By Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 16, 2012

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Research made relevant through a storytelling approach.

 

This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach, teaching the science of psychology through an engaging narrative that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Robin Akert present the classic research that has driven the field and introduce cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology. Significantly updated to reflect advances in the discipline, the 8th edition provides a firm foundation for students to build their understanding of this rigorous science in a way that engages and fascinates.

 

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  • Explore Research — The authors present a balance between the latest findings in the field with classic research in social psychology. Noting that some older studies deserve their status as classics and are important cornerstones to the discipline, this text encourages students to experience the continuity and depth of the field versus regarding it as a collection of studies published in the past few years.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing Social Psychology

 

Chapter 2 Methodology: How Social Psychologists Do Research

 

Chapter 3 Social Cognition: How We Think about the Social World

 

Chapter 4 Social Perception: How We Come to Understand Other People

 

Chapter 5 The Self: Understanding Ourselves in a Social Context

 

Chapter 6 The Need to Justify Our Actions

 

Chapter 7 Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts and Feelings

 

Chapter 8 Conformity: Influencing Behavior

 

Chapter 9 Group Processes: Influence in Social Groups


Chapter 10 Interpersonal Attraction: From First Impressions to Close Relationships

 

Chapter 11 Prosocial Behavior: Why Do People Help?

 

Chapter 12 Aggression: Why Do We Hurt Other People? Can We Prevent It?

 

Chapter 13 Prejudice: Causes and Cures

 

Chapter 14 Social Psychology in Action 1: Making a Difference with Social Psychology: Attaining a Sustainable Future

 

Chapter 15 Social Psychology in Action 2: Social Psychology and Health

 

Chapter 16 Social Psychology in Action 3: Social Psychology and the Law


 

 

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