Social Psychology

ISBN-10: 0495812404

ISBN-13: 9780495812401

Edition: 8th 2011

Authors: Saul Kassin, Steven Fein, Hazel Rose Markus

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List price: $239.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/22/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.070
Language: English

Saul Kassin is Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from Brooklyn College. After receiving his Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the University of Connecticut, he spent one year at the University of Kansas and two years at Purdue University. In 1984, he was awarded a prestigious U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellowship, and in 1985 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology and Law Program at Stanford University. Kassin is author of the textbook PSYCHOLOGY (now in its fourth edition) and has coauthored or edited a number of scholarly books, including DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVIDENCE AND TRIAL PROCEDURE, and THE AMERICAN JURY ON TRIAL. His research interests are in social perception and influence, and their applications to police interrogations and confessions, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, and other aspects of law.

Steven Fein is Professor of Psychology at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, he received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching at Williams College since 1991, with time spent teaching at Stanford University in 1999. His edited books include EMOTION: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, READINGS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ART OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, MOTIVATED SOCIAL PERCEPTION: THE ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM, and GENDER AND AGGRESSION: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES. He recently completed a term on the executive committee of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. His research interests concern stereotyping and prejudice, suspicion, and sociocultural and motivational influences on person perception.

Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She also co-directs the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Before moving to Stanford in 1994, she was a professor at the University of Michigan, where she received her Ph.D. The focus of her work is the sociological shaping of mind and self. Born in England of English parents and raised in San Diego, California, she has been persistently fascinated by how nation of origin, region of the country, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and social class shape self and identity. With her colleague Shinobu Kitayama at the University of Michigan, she has pioneered the experimental study of how culture and self influence one another. Markus was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and is a Fellow of APS, APA, and Division 8. Some of her recent co-edited books include CULTURE AND EMOTION: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF MUTUAL INFLUENCE, ENGAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: THE MULTICULTURAL CHALLENGE IN LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES, and JUST SCHOOLS: PURSUING EQUAL EDUCATION IN SOCIETIES OF DIFFERENCE.

What is Social Psychology?
What Is Social Psychology?
from Past to Present: a Brief History of Social Psychology
Social Psychology in a New Century
Doing Social Psychology Research
Why Should You Learn About Research Methods?
Developing Ideas: Beginning the Research Process
Refining Ideas: Defining and Measuring Social Psychological Variables
Testing Ideas: Research Designs
Ethics and Values in Social Psychology
Social Perception
The Social Self
The Self-Concept
Epilogue: the Multifaceted Self
Perceiving Persons Observation: the Elements of Social Perception
Attribution: from Elements to Dispositions
Integration: from Dispositions to Impressions
Confirmation Biases: from Impressions to Reality
Social Perception: the Bottom Line
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
The Nature of the Problem: Persistence and Change
Causes of the Problem: Intergroup and Motivational Factors
Causes of the Problem: Cognitive and Cultural Factors
A Threat in the Air: Effects on the Targets of Stereotypes and Prejudice
Reducing Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Social Influence
The Study of Attitudes
Persuasion by Communication
Persuasion by Our Own Actions
Changing Attitudes
Social Influence as "Automatic"
The Continuum of Social Influence
Group Processes
Fundamentals of Groups
Individuals in Groups: the Presence of Others
Group Performance: Problems and Solutions
Conflict: Cooperation and Competition Within and Between Groups
Social Relations
Attraction and Close Relationships
Being with Others: a Fundamental Human Motive
Close Relationships
The Initial Attraction
Helping Others
Evolutionary and Motivational Factors: Why Do People Help?
Situational Influences: When Do People Help?
Personal Influences: Who Is Likely to Help?
Interpersonal Influences: Whom Do People Help?
The Helping Connection
Applying Social Psychology
Jury Selection
The Courtroom Drama
Jury Deliberation
Posttrial: to Prison and Beyond
Perceptions of Justice
Closing Statement
Personnel Selection
Performance Appraisals
Motivation at Work
Economic Decision Making
Stress and Health
What Causes Stress?
How Does Stress Affect the Body?
Processes of Appraisal
Ways of Coping with Stress
Treatment and Prevention
The Pursuit of Happiness
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