Social Psychology Sociological Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0205661068
ISBN-13: 9780205661060
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: 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.

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List price: $100.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Perspectives and Methods
Introduction to Sociological Social Psychology
Sociology, Psychology, and Social Psychology
Macrosociology and Microsociology
Sociological and Psychological Social Psychology
Historical Context of Sociological Social Psychology
Section Summary
Perspectives in Sociological Social Psychology
Symbolic Imeractionism
Social Structure and Personality
Group Processes
Section Summary
Your Psychological Tool Kit
The Sociological Imagination
Other Tools in Your Kit
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Perspectives in Sociological Social Psychology
The Symbolic Interaction Perspective
Society and Agency
Basic Principles of Symbolic Interactionism
Two Schools of Symbolic Interactionism
Section Summary
The Social Structure and Personality Perspective
The Components Principle
The Proximity Principle
The Psychology Principle
Section Summary
The Group Process Perspective
Studying Processes
Group Structures
Relationships among Groups
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Studying People
Basic Concepts and Issues
Theories and Hypotheses
Independent and Dependent Variables
Sampling Issues
Reliability and Validity
Ethical Issues in Studying People
Section Summary
Different Ways to Study People
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods
Mixed-Method Approaches
Section Summary
Steps in Developing Research Projects
Assess Theory and Literature
Develop Research Questions or Hypothesis
Choose Research Methods
Conduct Data Analysis
Report Results
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
The Individual in Society
The Social Psychology of Stratification
Constructing Inequalities
Basic Stratification Processes
Doing Gender
Multiple Inequalities: "Doing Difference" and Intersectionality
Section Summary
Structures of Inequality
The Wisconsin Model and Education
Networks and Social Capital
Education, Occupations, and Aspirations
Section Summary
Stratification Processes in Groups
Status and Power in Social Exchange Processes
Status in Groups
Power in Networks
The Difference Between Power and Status
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Self and Identity
The Self as Process
The I, the Me, and Self-Narratives
Identity Theory
Identify, Emotions, and Behavior
Dramaturgical Sociology and the Presentation of Self
Section Summary
The Self and Social Structure
Evaluative Dimensions of the Self-Concept
Measuring the Self-Concept
Social Class, Race, and the Self
Section Summary
Identity and Group Processes
Social Identity Theory
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Socialization Over the Life Course
Developing the Self
Stages of Development
The Role of the Other
The Sociology of Childhood
Adult Socialization
Section Summary
Structural and Time Dimensions of Socialization
The Life Course
Agents of Socialization
Section Summary
Group Processes and Socialization
Finding Socialization in Group Processes
Assessing the Effects of Socialization
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Areas of Social Life
The Social Psychology of Deviance
Interactionist Approaches to Deviance
Ethnomethodology and Deviance
Labeling Theory of Deviance
Section Summary
Social Structure and Deviant Behavior
Anomie and Social Strain
Social Control Theory
Section Summary
Group Relationships and Deviance
The Principles of Differential Association Theory
Studying Deviance in a Lab
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Mental Health and Illness
The Social Construction of Mental Health
Defining Mental Illness
Modified Labeling Theory and Mental Disorders
Section Summary
Social Causes of Stress
Stressors and Outcomes
Mediating and Moderating Resources
Social and Economic Characteristics: The Epidemiology of Mental Health
Section Summary
Mental Health as a Status Characteristic
Mental Health and Selfhood
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
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
Section Summary
Social Structure, Attitudes, and Behavior
Attitudes and Agents of Socialisation
The Effects of Social Status on Attitudes and Behavior
Attitudes across the Life Course
Section Summary
Group Processes and Attitudes
Status Construction Theory
Social Identity Theory and Attitudes
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
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
Section Summary
Structural Conditions Affecting Emotions
Power, Status, and Emotions
Feeling Rules and Norms
Section Summary
Group Processes and Emotions
Peelings and Social Exchange
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Collective Behavior
Constructing Collective Behavior
Mass Hysteria Theory
Rational Choice in Collective Behavior: Emergent Norm Theory
Value-Added Theory
Perception Control Theory
Section Summary
Structure of Crowds and Social Movements
Social Structure and Social Movements
Behavior during Collective Events
Collective Memory
Section Summary
Group Processes and Collective Behavior
Section Summary
Bringing It All Together
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
References
Photo Credit
Index

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