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Social Psychology: : Sociological Perspectives, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By David E. Rohall, Melissa A. Milkie, Jeffrey W. Lucas

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 10, 2010

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This text, written by a team of sociologists,  introduces students to social psychology by focusing on the contributions of sociology to this field, and on the perspectives, theories, and issues that are of the greatest importance to sociology.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1) BRIEF

2) COMPREHENSIVE



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Preface

 

Part I Perspectives and Methods

Chapter 1 Introduction to Sociological Social Psychology

Chapter 2 Perspectives in Sociological Social Psychology

Chapter 3 Studying People

 

Part II The Individual in Society

Chapter 4 The Social Psychology of Stratification

Chapter 5 Self and Identity

Chapter 6 Socialization over the Life Course

 

Part III Areas of Social Life

Chapter 7 The Social Psychology of Deviance

Chapter 8 Mental Health and Illness

Chapter 9 Attitudes, Values, and Behaviors

Chapter 10 The Sociology of Sentiment and Emotion

Chapter 11 Collective Behavior

 

References

Index

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

* Each section ends with a section summary. Also, the Bringing It All Together feature, a Summary, Key Terms and Concepts, and Discussion Questions appear at the end of each chapter.

 

Part I  Perspectives and Methods


Chapter 1 Introduction to Sociological Social Psychology

Sociology, Psychology, and Social Psychology

    Macrosociology and Microsociology

    Sociological and Psychological Social Psychology

    Historical Context of Sociological Social Psychology

Perspectives in Sociological Social Psychology

    Social Interactionism

    Social Structure and Personality

    Group Processes

Your Psychological Tool Kit

    The Sociological Imagination

    Other Tools in Your Kit 


Chapter 2 Perspectives in Sociological Social Psychology

The Symbolic Interaction Perspective

    Society and Agency

    Basic Principles of Symbolic Interaction

    Two Schools of Symbolic Interactionism

The Social Structure and Personality Perspective

    The Components Principle

    The Proximity Principle

    The Psychology Principle

The Group Process Perspective

    Studying Processes

    Group Structures

    Relationships among Groups


Chapter 3 Studying People

Basic Concepts and Issues

    Theories and Hypotheses

    Independent and Dependent Variables

    Sampling Issues

    Reliability and Validity

    Ethical Issues in Studying People

Different Ways to Study People

    Qualitative Methods

    Quantitative Methods

    Mixed Method Approaches

Steps in Developing Research Projects

    Step 1: Assess Theory and Literature

    Step 2: Develop Research Questions or Hypothesis

    Step 3: Choose Research Methods

    Step 4: Conduct Data Analysis

    Step 5: Report Results

 

Part II  The Individual in Society


Chapter 4 The Social Psychology of Stratification

Constructing Inequalities

    Basic Stratification Processes

    Doing Gender

    Multiple Inequalities; “Doing Difference” and Intersectionality

    Race and Poverty

Structures of Inequality

    The Wisconsin Model and Education

    Networks and Social Capital

    Education, Occupations, and Aspirations

Stratification Processes in Groups

    Status and Power in Social Exchange Processes

    Status in Groups

    Power in Networks

    The Difference Between Power and Status


Chapter 5 Self and Identity

The Self as Process

    The  I, the Me,  and Self-Narrative

    Identity Theory

    Identities, Emotions, and Behavior

    Dramaturgical Sociology and the Presentation of Self

The Self and Social Structure

    Evaluative Dimensions of the Self-Concept

    Measuring the Self-Concept

    Social Class, Race, and the Self

Identity and Group Processes

    Social Identity Theory


Chapter 6 Socialization over the Life Course

Developing the Self

    Stages of Development

    The Role of the Other

    The Sociology of Childhood

    Adult Socialization

Structural and Time Dimensions of Socialization

    The Life Course

    Agents of Socialization

Group Processes and Socialization

    Finding Socialization in Group Processes

    Assessing the Effects of Socialization

 

Part III  Areas of Social Life


Chapter 7 The Social Psychology of Deviance

Interactionist Approaches to Deviance

    Ethnomethodology and Deviance

    Labeling Theory of Deviance

Social Structure and Deviant Behavior

    Anomie and Social Strain

    Social Control Theory

Group Relationships and Deviance

    The Principles of Differential Association Theory

    Studying Deviance in a Lab


Chapter 8 Mental Health and Illness

The Social Construction of Mental Health

    Defining Mental Illness

    Modified Labeling Theory and Mental Disorders

Social Causes of Stress

    Stressors and Outcomes

    Mediating and Moderating Conditions

    Social and Economic Characteristics: The Epidemiology of Mental Health

Mental Health as a Status Characteristic

    Mental Health and Selfhood

 

Chapter 9 Attitudes, Values, and Behaviors

The Construction of Attitudes

    Dimensions of Attitudes

    Studying Behavior: How People Use Their Time

    Linking Attitudes and Behavior

    Prejudicial Attitudes and Behavior

    Changing Prejudicial Attitudes

Social Structure, Attitudes, and Behavior

    Attitudes and Agents of Socialization

    The Effects of Social Status on Attitudes and Behavior

    Attitudes Across the Life Course

Group Processes and Attitudes

    Status Construction Theory

    Social Identity Theory and Attitudes


Chapter 10 The Sociology of Sentiment and Emotion

Constructing and Using Sentiment and Emotions

    The Dimensions and Components of Emotions

    Socialization of Emotions

    Identity, Interactions, and Emotions

    Society and Emotions

Structural Conditions Affecting Emotions

    Power, Status, and Emotions

    Feeling Rules and Norms

Group Processes and Emotions

    Feelings and Social Exchange


Chapter 11 Collective Behavior

Constructing Collective Behavior

    Mass Hysteria Theory

    Rational Choice in Collective Behavior: Emergent Norm Theory

    Value-Added Theory

    Perception Control Theory

The Structure of Crowds and Social Movements

    Social Structure and Social Movements

    Behavior During Collective Events

    Collective Memory

Group Processes and Collective Behavior

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