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Classic and contemporary readings in social psychology

Author: Erik J Coats; Robert S Feldman
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Collating 30 readings, paired together by topic, this text includes pivotal studies in social psychology and contemporary or current readings.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik J Coats; Robert S Feldman
ISBN: 0137439075 9780137439072
OCLC Number: 441811631
Description: XI, 292 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. INTRODUCTION TO A DISCIPLINE. 1. An Introduction to Social Psychology. CLASSIC: K. Lewin, Field Theory in Social Science. CONTEMPORARY: E. Berscheid, A Glance Back at a Quarter Century of Social Psychology. II. SOCIAL COGNITION: PERCEIVING THE SOCIAL WORLD. 2. Social Cognition: Perceiving and Understanding Individuals. CLASSIC: E. E. Jones, How Do People Perceive the Causes of Behavior? CONTEMPORARY: B. Bower, Roots of Reason. 3. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stereotypes: Perceiving and Understanding Groups. CLASSIC: M. Sherif, et al.,The Robbers Cave Experiment: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation. CONTEMPORARY: C.M. Steele, Race and the Schooling of Black Americans. III. THE SELF. 4. The Self: Perceiving and Understanding Ourselves. CLASSIC: S. Schachter and J.E. Singer, Cognitive, Social, and Physiological Determinants of Emotional State. CONTEMPORARY: D.G. Myers and E. Diener, The Pursuit of Happiness. 5. Well-Being and Health: Caring for the Self. CLASSIC: J.W. Pennebaker and S.K. Beall, Confronting a Traumatic Event: Toward an Understanding of Inhibition and Disease. CONTEMPORARY: Consumer Reports, Can Your Mind Heal Your Body? IV. RELATIONSHIPS. 6. Interpersonal Attraction: Our Liking for Others. CLASSIC: E. Berscheid and E. Hatfield, Physical Attractiveness. CONTEMPORARY: G. Cowley, The Biology of Beauty. 7. Close Relationships: The Nature of Intimate Relations. CLASSIC: G. Levinger, A Social Psychological Perspective on Marital Dissolution. CONTEMPORARY: J. Gottman, What Makes Marriage Work? V. HELPING AND HURTING OTHERS. 8. Prosocial Behavior. CLASSIC: J.H. Bryan and M.A. Test, Models and Helping: Naturalistic Studies in Aiding Behavior. CONTEMPORARY: R.V. Levine, Cities with Heart. 9. Aggression. CLASSIC: L. Berkowitz and A. LePage, Weapons as Aggression-Eliciting Stimuli. CONTEMPORARY: D. Olweus, Bullying or Peer Abuse at School: Facts and Intervention. VI. FORMULATING PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD. 10. Attitudes: Appraising Our Social Worlds. CLASSIC: R.T. LaPiere, Attitudes vs. Actions. CONTEMPORARY: A.R. Pratkanis andE. Aronson, Saddam Hussein: The Hitler We 'Know.' 11. Persuasion: Changing Attitudes. CLASSIC: C. Hovland, et al., Communication and Persuasion. CONTEMPORARY: D. Kipnis and S. Schmidt, The Language of Persuasion. VII. SOCIAL INFLUENCE. 12. Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience: Following the Lead of Others. CLASSIC: S. Milgram, Behavioral Study of Obedience. CONTEMPORARY: R.B. Cialdini, Commitment and Consistency. 13. Law and Order: The Legal System. CLASSIC: G.W. Allport and L.J. Postman, The Basic Psychology of Rumor.CONTEMPORARY: D.S Lindsay, Eyewitness Suggestibility. VIII. THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF SOCIETY. 14. Groups: Joining With Others. CLASSIC: N. Triplett, The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition. CONTEMPORARY: R.R. Sims, Linking Groupthink to Unethical Behavior in Organizations. 15. Business, Organizations, and the Environment: Applying Social Psychology in a Complex World. CLASSIC: E. Mayo, The Social Problems of an Industrial Civilization. CONTEMPORARY: S.T. Fiske and P. Glick, Ambivalence and Stereotypes Cause Sexual Harassment: A Theory with Implications for Organizational Change.
Responsibility: Erik J. Coats, Robert S. Feldman.


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