This unique collection of 30 readings, written by leading researchers in the field of social psychology, pairs classic and contemporary articles on key topics that illustrate the contrast between the old and the new—and the progress and advances of various aspects of the entire discipline. It encourages readers to notice the similarities and differences among the articles and issues. Selections include classic articles by such figures as Leon Festinger, Stanley Milgram, and Edward Jones—as well as more recent ones that have risen to classic status due to their impact on the field. The inclusion of contemporary articles show that important thinking still goes on. Featured topics explore social cognition; prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes; well being and health; interpersonal relations; prosocial behavior; aggression; attitudes; persuasion; and law and order. For individuals interested in the field of social psychology.
Presents a unique set of 30 paired selections from articles and books encompassing the breadth of the field of social psychology. Each pair includes a classic article by an important contributor to the field (such as Kurt Lewin, Stanley Milgram, and Edward Jones), and a contemporary report on the same topic or issue. Each article begins with an introduction that provides a broad conceptual orientation to the piece. Each concludes with a list of questions. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.