Readings in Social Psychology General, Classic, and Contemporary Selections

ISBN-10: 0205595774
ISBN-13: 9780205595778
Edition: 7th 2009
Authors: Wayne A. Lesko
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Description: This collection of readings gives students exposure to a wide variety of perspectives in the field of social psychology.Each of the fifteen chapters begins with an introduction and is followed by three articles: one general (ldquo;popularrdquo;),  More...

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List price: $68.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

This collection of readings gives students exposure to a wide variety of perspectives in the field of social psychology.Each of the fifteen chapters begins with an introduction and is followed by three articles: one general (ldquo;popularrdquo;), one classic, and one contemporary. The articles are followed by critical questions designed to facilitate comprehension and encourage discussion. The use of both popular readings and research articles provides students with a broad range of views and theories within the discipline of social psychology. nbsp; The topical organization of the collection directly parallels Baron/Byrne/BranscombesSocial Psychology, Eleventh Edition.nbsp;However,Readings in Social Psychologycan be used with any social psychology textbook, or as a stand-alone readernbsp;in courses that do not use fullnbsp;textbooks.

Preface
A Note to the Reader
The Field of Social Psychology
Folk Wisdom: Was Your Grandmother Right?
Human Use of Human Subjects: The Problem of Deception in Social Psychological Experiments
How to Be a Wise Consumer of Psychological Research
Social Perception
The Once-Over: Can You Trust First Impressions?
The Warm-Cold Variable in First Impressions of Persons
Detecting Lies in Children and Adults
Social Cognition
Some Systematic Biases of Everyday Judgment
Cognitive, Social, and Physiological Determinants of Emotional State
Pluralistic Ignorance and Hooking Up
Attitudes
Don't Even Think about It!
Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance
Self-Esteem, Trivialization, and Attitude Change
Social Identity
The Many Me's of the Self-Monitor
The Measurement of Psychological Androgyny
Examining Masculinity Norms, Problem Drinking, and Athletic Involvement as Predictors of Sexual Aggression in College Men
Prejudice and Discrimination
Why We Hate
Attitudes vs. Actions
The Contact Hypothesis Revisited: Status Bias in the Reduction of Implicit Prejudice in the United States and Lebanon
Interpersonal Attraction
Why I Hate Beauty
What Is Beautiful Is Good
One Woman's Behavior Affects the Attractiveness of Others
Close Relationships
Great Expectations
"Playing Hard to Get": Understanding an Elusive Phenomenon
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Words: The Social Effects of Expressive Writing
Social Influence
Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: A Lesson in the Power of Situation
Behavioral Study of Obedience
The Influence of Social Pressure and Black Clothing on Crime Judgements
Prosocial Behavior
Helping Others, Helping Ourselves
"From Jerusalem to Jericho": A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior
The Effect of Smiling on Helping Behavior: Smiling and Good Samaritan Behavior
Aggression
Bad Girls
Transmission of Aggression through Imitation of Aggressive Models
Guns, Testosterone, and Aggression: An Experimental Test of a Mediational Hypothesis
Group Behavior
Groupthink
The Effect of Threat upon Interpersonal Bargaining
Gender Differences in Cooperation and Competition: The Male-Warrior Hypothesis
Business Psychology
The Psychology of Voluntary Employee Turnover
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?
Doing Better but Feeling Worse: Looking for the "Best" Job Undermines Satisfaction
Forensic Psychology
Can Psychology Prevent False Confessions?
Beautiful but Dangerous: Effects of Offender Attractiveness and Nature of the Crime on Juridic Judgment
Looking Deathworthy: Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital-Sentencing Outcomes
Health Psychology
America: A Toxic Lifestyle?
The Social Readjustment Rating Scale
Psychological Resilience after Disaster: New York City in the Aftermath of the September 11th Terrorist Attack
Author Index
Subject Index

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