Readings about the Social Animal

ISBN-10: 1429233427

ISBN-13: 9781429233422

Edition: 11th 2011

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Exploring the most important ideas in social psychology, this collection of classic and contemporary readings includes accounts of specific experimental findings as well as more general summaries of key topics.
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List price: $58.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 532
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Preface
An Open Letter to the Reader
Introduction: Reflections on the Research Process
Research in Social Psychology as a Leap of Faith
On Baseball and Failure
Conformity and Obedience
Opinions and Social Pressure
Behavioral Study of Obedience
"From Jerusalem to Jericho": A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior
A Focus Theory of Normative Conduct: Recycling the Concept of Norms to Reduce Littering in Public Places
Making Sense of the Nonsensical: An Analysis of Jonestown
Mass Communication Propaganda, and Persuasion
Effects of Varying the Recommendations in a Fear-Arousing Communication
Attribution Versus Persuasion as a Means for Modifying Behavior
The Impact of Mass Media Violence on U.S. Homicides
Social Cognition
Contrast Effects and Judgments of Physical Attractiveness: When Beauty Becomes a Social Problem
The Effect of Attitude on the Recall of Personal Histories
The Peculiar Longevity of Things Not So Bad
Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious
Self-Theories of Intelligence
Self-Justification
Dissonance, Hypocrisy, and the Self-Concept
Compliance Without Pressure: The Foot-in-the-Door Technique
Reducing Weight by Reducing Dissonance: The Role of Effort Justification in Inducing Weight Loss
Dishonest Behavior as a Function of Differential Levels of Induced Self-Esteem
Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation
A Self-Affirmation Intervention to Reduce the Racial Achievement Gap
Human Aggression
The Effects of Observing Violence
Does Venting Anger Feed or Extinguish The Flame? Catharsis, Rumination, Distraction, Anger, and Aggressive Responding
Peacetime Casualties: The Effects of War on the Violent Behavior of Noncombatants
Deindividuation and Anger-Mediated Interracial Aggression: Unmasking Regressive Racism
Predictors of Naturalistic Sexual Aggression
Prejudice
The Nonverbal Mediation of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Interracial Interaction
Low Numbers: Stereotypes and the Underrepresentation of Women in Math and Science
Experiments in Group Conflict
Jigsaw Groups and the Desegregated Classroom: In Pursuit of Common Goals
Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, and the Social Psychology of Affirmative Action
Prejudice as Self-Image Maintenance: Affirming the Self Through Derogating Others
The Positive Feedback Bias
Liking, Loving, and Interpersonal Sensitivity
Lending a Hand: Social Regulation of the Neural Response to Threat
The Search for a Romantic Partner: The Effects of Self-Esteem and Physical Attractiveness on Romantic Behavior
Social Perception and Interpersonal Behavior: On the Self-Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes
Some Evidence for Heightened Sexual Attraction Under Conditions of High Anxiety
Cognitive, Interpersonal, and Behavioral Effects of Social Exclusion: How people Respond to Rejection
Arbitrary Social Norms Influence Sex Differences in Romantic Selectivity
Name Index
Subject Index
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