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Social Psychology, 10th Edition

By Robert A. Baron, Donn R. Byrne

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 25, 2002

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Summary and Review of Key Points,” “Key Terms,” and “For More Information.”

1. The Field of Social Psychology: How We Think About and Interact with Others.

Social Psychology: A Working Definition.

Social Psychology in the New Millennium: New Perspectives, New Methods.

Answering Questions About Social Behavior and Social Thought: Research Methods in Social Psychology.

The Quest for Knowledge and Rights of Individuals: Seeking an Appropriate Balance.

Using This Book: A Road Map for Readers.



2. Social Perception: Understanding Others.

Nonverbal Communication: The Language of Expressions, Gazes, and Gestures.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See it—Fragrance: A Fading Nonverbal Cue?

Attribution: Understanding the Causes of Others' Behavior.

Impression Formation and Impression Management: How We Combine — and Use — Social Information.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—From Cognitive Algebra to Motivated Processing.



3. Social Cognition: Thinking About the Social World.

Schemas: Mental Frameworks for Organizing — and Using — Social Information.

Heuristics and Automatic Processing: How We Reduce Our Effort in Social Cognition.

Potential Sources of Error in Social Cognition: Why Total Rationality Is Rarer than You Think.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It—How the Criminal Justice System Could Be Improved—but Isn't: The Potential Role of Cognitive Biases.

Affect and Cognition: How Feelings Shape Thought and Thought Shapes Feelings.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—The Effects of Being in a Good Mood on Social Behavior and Social Cognition: From “The Warm Glow of Success” to the Effects of Mood on Heuristic Thinking.



4. Attitudes: Evaluating the Social World.

Attitude Formation: How - and Why - Attitudes Develop.

The Attitude-Behavior Link: When — and How — Attitudes Influence Behavior.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress — Studying the Attitude-Behavior Link.

The Fine Art of Persuasion: Using Messages to Change Attitudes.

When Attitude Change Fails: Resistance to Persuasion.

Cognitive Dissonance: Why Our Behavior Can Sometimes Influence Our Attitudes.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It — When a Physical Addiction and Dissonance Collide, Guess Which Wins?



5. Aspects of Social Identity: Self and Gender.

Social Identity: An Overview.

The Self: Components of One's Unique Identity.

Gender: Being a Male or a Female as a Crucial Aspect of Identity.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress — Sex, the Gender Revolution, and Related Issues.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It — Little Girls Beset by Bigger Worries.



6. Prejudice: Its Causes, Effects, and Cures.

Prejudice and Discrimination: Their Nature and Origins.

The Origins of Prejudice: Contrasting Perspectives.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—Hard Economic Times and Violence Against Minority Groups: From Lynchings in the South to Hate Crimes in New York.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It—Thin May Be “In,” but in the U.S., “Fat Is Where It's At: Combating Prejudice Against Obese Persons.”

Why Prejudice Is Not Inevitable: Techniques for Countering Its Effects.

Prejudice Based on Gender: Its Nature and Effects.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It — Can a Lecture Be Sexually Harassing?



7. Interpersonal Attraction: Initial Contact, Liking, Becoming Acquainted.

The Beginning of Attraction: Proximity and Emotions.

Becoming Acquaintances: The Need to Affiliate and the Effect of Observable Characteristics.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It — Do Looks and Style Influence Voters?

Moving toward Friendship: Similarity and Mutual Liking.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress — Similarity, Dissimilarity, or Both?



8. Close Relationships: Family, Friends, Lovers, and Spouses.

Interdependent Relationships with Family and Friends versus Loneliness.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress —The Importance of Adult Attachment Style in Interpersonal Behavior.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It — Are Seven-Minute Dates the Solution?

Marriage: The Ultimate Close Relationship.



9. Social Influence: Changing Others' Behavior.

Conformity: Group Influence in Action.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—The Persistence of Social Norms: From the Autokinetic Phenomenon to the “Culture of Honor.”

Compliance: To Ask—Sometimes — Is to Receive.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It—High-Pressure Tactics for Gaining Compliance: Do You Really Need a $1500 Vacuum Cleaner? Does Anyone?

Extreme Forms of Social Influence: Obedience to Authority and Intense Introduction.



10. Prosocial Behavior: Helping Others.

Responding to an Emergency: Why Are Bystanders Sometimes Helpful, Sometimes Indifferent?

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—The Study of Prosocial Behavior Began with a Murder.

The Helpers and Those Who Receive Help.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It—Prosocial Responding to an Apparent Crime.



11. Aggression: Its Nature, Causes, and Control.

Theoretical Perspectives on Aggression: In Search of the Roots of Violence.

Determinants of Human Aggression: Social, Personal, Situational.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It—Agression in the Air—And No Wonder!

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—Studying Heat and Aggression: From the Laboratory to Police Records of Assault.

Aggression in Long-Term Relationships: Bullying and Workplace Violence.

The Prevention and Control of Aggression: Some Useful Techniques.



12. Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of Belonging.

Groups: What They Are and How They Function.

How Groups Affect Individual Performance: From Social Facilitation to Social Loafing.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—From Drive to Attentional Focus: How Does the Presence of Others Influence Task Performance?

Coordination in Groups: Cooperation or Conflict?

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It — “We're All in This Together, So Why Doesn't Everyone Do Their Share?”: A Social Dilemma in the Office.

Perceived Fairness in Groups: Its Nature and Effects.

Decision Making by Groups: How It Occurs and the Pitfalls It Faces.



13. Social Psychology in Action: Applications to Law, Medicine, and Organizations.

Applying Social Psychology to the Interpersonal Aspects of the Legal System.

Applying Social Psychology to Health-Related Behavior.

Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It—Pets Can Help Reduce Stress.

Applying Social Psychology to the World of Work: Job Satisfaction, Helping, and Leadership.

Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress—Understanding the Dimensions and Limits of Leadership Style: From Autocratic and Democratic Leaders to Charisma.

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