Readings about the Social Animal

ISBN-10: 1429206179

ISBN-13: 9781429206174

Edition: 10th 2008

Authors: Elliot Aronson, Joshua Aronson

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This volume of readings complements and supplements material for 'The Social Animal'. It includes classic and contemporary articles on important ideas and issues in contemporary social psychology.
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List price: $52.99
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 532
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

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 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
Videotape and the Attribution Process: Reversing Actors' and Observers' Points of View
Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious
Self-Theories of Intelligence
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
The Nonverbal Mediation of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Interracial Interaction
The Effect of Stereotype Threat on the Standardized Test Performance of College Students
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
Liking, Loving, and Interpersonal Sensitivity
"Playing Hard to Get": Understanding an Elusive Phenomenon
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
Name Index
Subject Index
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