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Social Psychology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 2, 2012

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Research made relevant through a storytelling approach.


This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach to convey the science of social psychology while making research relevant to students. The authors bring the material under study to life through real-world examples that capture students' attention and motivate further exploration. Paying particular attention to the classic research that has driven the field and introducing cutting-edge research that is the future of Social Psychology, Aronson/Wilson provide a firm foundation for students to build their understanding of this rigorous science in a way that engages and fascinates.

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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Social Psychology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition
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$92.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-91707-5