Generations of readers have learned social psychology from this book–it provides balanced, up-to-date, and accurate coverage of basic topics, research, and theories. Balancing cutting-edge findings and classic work in the field, the user-friendly Social Psychology shows how its methods and theories can be applied to everyday experiences and current social issues. Interesting and easy to read and understand, the topics covered are broad in scope but not overwhelming; these include: perception of people and events; attitudes and influence; social interactions and relationships; helping and hurting others; social psychology and health; and social psychology and the law. Teachers, health professionals, lawyers, business leaders, and people in many different professions will find Social Psychology to be a valuable reference and handbook.
An introductory text presenting the classic theories and findings that form the shared heritage of the field, taking account of important changes in contemporary social psychology. Coverage includes new research on social cognition, attitudes and influence, social interaction and relationships, helping and hurting others, and social psychology in action in health and politics. Pedagogical features include material on issues in the news analyzed from the standpoint of social psychology, boxes highlighting research on culture and human diversity, detailed discussion of several key research studies, and boxes on topics at the forefront of contemporary social psychology. Authors are affiliated with UCLA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)