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Social Psychology and Critical Thinking

ISBN-10: 0618140840

ISBN-13: 9780618140848

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: Sharon S. Brehm, Saul M. Kassin, Steven Fein

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List price: $108.76
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Binding: CD-ROM 
Pages: 536
Weight: 4.422
Language: English

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 and Science of 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.

Contents Note: Each chapter begins with Putting Common Sense to the Test and concludes with a Review and Key Terms. 1. Introduction What Is Social Psychology? From Past to Present: A Brief History of Social Psychology Social Psychology in a New Century 2. 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 I. Social Perception 3. The Social Self The Self-Concept Self-Esteem Self-Presentation Epilogue: The Multifaceted Self 4. 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 5. Perceiving Groups Stereotypes Prejudice Sexism Racism A Threat in the Air: Effects on Stigmatized Targets Problems and Prospects II. Social Influence 6. Attitudes The Study of Attitudes Persuasion by Communication Persuasion by Our Own Actions 7. Conformity Social Influence as "Automatic" Conformity Compliance Obedience The Continuum of Social Influence 8. Group Processes Collective Processes: The Presence of Others Group Processes: Interacting with Others Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict: Responding to Differences III. Social Relations 9. Attraction and Close Relationships Being with Others: A Fundamental Human Motive The Initial Attraction Close Relationships 10. 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? Reactions to Receiving Help The Helping Connection 11. Aggression What Is Aggression? Cultural and Gender Differences Origins of Aggression Situational Influences on Aggression Media Effects: Scenes of Violence Intimate Violence: Trust Betrayed Reducing Violence IV. Applying Social Psychology 12. Law Jury Selection The Courtroom Drama Jury Deliberation Posttrial: To Prison and Beyond Justice: A Matter of Procedure? Closing Statement 13. Business Personnel Selection Performance Appraisals Leadership Motivation Economic Decision Making 14. Health 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