Clashing Views in Social Psychology

ISBN-10: 0078139414
ISBN-13: 9780078139413
Edition: 3rd 2010
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List price: $57.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor�s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Preface
Correlation Guide
Introduction
General Issues in Social Psychology
Is Deception of Human Participants Ethical?
YES: Alan C. Elms, from "Keeping Deception Honest: Justifying Conditions for Social Scientific Research Stratagems," in T. L. Beauchamp, R. R. Faden, R. J. Wallace, & L. Walters, eds., Ethical Issues in Social Science Research (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982)
NO: Diana Baumrind, from "Research Using Intentional Deception," American Psychologist (vol. 40, 1985)
Should Social Psychologists Try to Solve Social Problems?
YES: Arthur Aron and Elaine Aron, from "Chutzpah: Social Psychology Takes on the Big Issues," The Heart of Social Psychology (Lexington Books, 1989)
NO: David Kipnis, from "Accounting for the Use of Behavior Technologies in Social Psychology," American Psychology (vol. 49, 1994)
Can Experimental Social Psychology and Social Constructionism Coexist?
YES: John T. Jost and Arie Kruglanski, from "The Estrangement of Social Constructionism and Experimental Social Psychology: History of the Rift and the Prospects for Reconciliation," Personality and Social Psychology Review (August 2002)
NO: Jonathan Potter, from "Experimenting with Reconciliation: A Comment on Jost and Kruglanski," Personality and Social Psychology Review (August 2002)
Social Cognition
Are Our Social Perceptions Often Inaccurate?
YES: Lee Ross and Richard E. Nisbett, from The Person and the Situation: Perspectives of Social Psychology (McGraw-Hill, 1991)
NO: David C. Funder, from "Errors and Mistakes: Evaluating the Accuracy of Social Judgment," Psychological Bulletin (vol. 101, 1987)
Does Cognitive Dissonance Explain Why Behavior Can Change Attitudes?
YES: Leon Festinger and James M. Carlsmith, from "Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance," The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology (vol. 58, 1959)
NO: Daryl J. Bem, from "Self-Perception: An Alternative Interpretation of Cognitive Dissonance Phenomena," Psychological Review (May 1967)
Are Self-Esteem Programs Misguided?
YES: Roy F. Baumeister, from "Should Schools Try to Boost Self-Esteem?" American Educator (Summer 1996)
NO: William Swan Jr., Christine Chang-Schneider, and Katie Larsen McClarty, from "Do People's Self-Views Matter? Self-Concept and Self-Esteem in Everyday Life," American Psychologist (February/March 2007)
Can People Accurately Detect Lies?
YES: Paul Ekman, Maureen O'Sullivan, & Mark G. Frank, from "A Few Can Catch a Liar," Psychological Science (May 1999)
NO: Bella DePaulo, "Spotting Lies: Can Humans Learn to Do Better," from Current Directions in Psychological Science (June 1994)
Are Repressed Memories Real?
YES: Richard P. Kluft, from "The Argument for the Reality of Delayed Recall of Trauma," in Paul S. Applebaum, Lisa A. Uyehara, and Mark R. Elin, eds., Trauma and Memory: Clinical and Legal Controversies (Oxford University Press, 1997)
NO: Elizabeth F. Loftus, from "Creating False Memories," Scientific American (September 1997)
Do Positive Illusions Lead to Healthy Behavior?
YES: Shelley E. Taylor and Jonathon D. Brown, from "Illusion and Well-Being: A Social Psychological Perspective on Mental Health," Psychological Bulletin (March 1988)
NO: C. Randall Colvin, Jack Block, and David C. Funder, from "Overly Positive Self-Evaluations and Personality: Negative Implications for Mental Health," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (June 1995)
Social Influence
Do Milgram's Obedience Experiments Help Explain the Nature of the Holocaust?
YES: John P. Sabini and Maury Silver, in Survivors, Victims and Perpetrators: Essays on the Nazi Holocaust (Hemisphere Publishing, 1980)
NO: Florence R. Miale and Michael Selzer, from The Nuremberg Mind (Quadrangle/New York Times Book Company, 1975)
Does the Stanford Prison Experiment Help Explain the Effects of Imprisonment?
YES: Craig Haney and Philip Zimbardo, from "The Past and Future of U.S. Prison Policy: Twenty-Five Years after the Stanford Prison Experiment," American Psychologist (July 1998)
NO: David T. Lykken, from "Psychology and the Criminal Justice System: A Reply to Haney and Zimbardo," The General Psychologist (Spring 2000)
Is Subliminal Persuasion a Myth?
YES: Anthony R. Pratkanis, from "The Cargo-Cult Science of Subliminal Persuasion," Skeptical Inquirer (vol. 16, 1992)
NO: Nicholas Epley, Kenneth Savitsky, and Robert A. Kachelski, from "What Every Skeptic Should Know about Subliminal Persuasion," Skeptical Inquirer (vol. 23, 1999)
Can People Really Be Brainwashed?
YES: Trudy Solomon, from "Programming and Deprogramming the Moonies: Social Psychology Applied," The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy (Edwin Mellen Press, 1983)
NO: James T. Richardson, from "A Social Psychological Critique of 'Brainwashing' Claims about Recruitment to New Religions," The Handbook of Cults and Sects in America (JAI Press, 1993)
International Society for Research on Aggression
Is Stereotyping Inevitable?
YES: Patricia G. Devine, from "Stereotypes and Prejudice: Their Automatic and Controlled Components," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (January 1989)
NO: Lorella Lepore and Rupert Brown, from "Category and Stereotype Activation: Is Prejudice Inevitable?" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (February 1997)
Does the Implicit Association Test (IAT) Measure Racial Prejudice?
YES: Shankar Vedantam, from "See No Bias," The Washington Post (January 23, 2005).
NO: Amy Wax and Philip E. Tetlock, from "We Are All Racists At Heart," The Wall Street Journal (December 1, 2005)
Can Stereotypes Lead to Accurate Perceptions of Others?
YES: Lee J. Jussim, Clark R. McCauley, and Yueh-Ting Lee, from "Why Study Stereotype Accuracy and Inaccuracy?" Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences (APA, 1995)
NO: Charles Stangor, from "Content and Application Inaccuracy in Social Stereotyping," Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences (APA, 1995)
Does True Altruism Exist?
YES: C. Daniel Batson, Bruce D. Duncan, Paula Ackerman, Terese Buckley, and Kimberly Birch, from "Is Empathic Emotion a Source of Altruistic Motivation?" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (February 1981)
NO: Robert B. Cialdini, Mark Schaller, Donald Houlihan, Kevin Arps, Jim Fultz, and Arthur L. Beaman, from "Empathy-Based Helping: Is It Selflessly or Selfishly Motivated?" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (April 1987)
Does Media Violence Cause Aggression?
YES: Brad J. Bushman and Craig A. Anderson, from "Media Violence and the American Public: Scientific Facts Versus Media Misinformation," American Psychologist (June/July 2001)
NO: Jonathan L. Freedman, from Media Violence and Aggression (University of Toronto Press, 2002)
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