An Introduction to Social Psychology

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Miles Hewstone, Wolfgang Stroebe, Klaus Jonas
John Wiley & Sons, May 14, 2012 - Psychology - 640 pages

This is the fifth, completely revised and updated edition of an introductory social psychology text that has had huge success in Europe and across the globe.  It has been specially designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, with contributions written by leading social psychologists, each an acknowledged expert on the topics covered in a given chapter. An Introduction to Social Psychology benefits hugely from an updated range of innovative pedagogical features intended to catch the imagination, combined with a rigorous editorial approach, which results in a cohesive and uniform style accessible to all.

 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Research Methods in Social Psychology
25
INTRODUCTION
27
ROUTE MAP OF THE CHAPTER
42
Social Perception and Attribution
55
Social Cognition
91
The Self
121
Attitudes
171
Group Performance and Leadership
415
Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
449
17
488
Cultural Social Psychology
499
21
515
30
529
References
537
32
538

Strategies of Attitude and Behaviour Change
201
Social Influence
235
Aggression
273
Prosocial Behaviour
313
Affiliation Attraction and Close Relationships
353
Group Dynamics
387
42
546
47
562
Glossary
601
Name Index
613
Subject Index
629
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About the author (2012)

Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Oxford. His current work centres on the reduction of intergroup conflict via intergroup contact, stereotype change, and crossed categorization. Professor Hewstone is a former editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and co-founding editor of the European Review of Social Psychology. He has also been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Spearman Medal (1987) and the Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge (2001), from the British Psychological Society. He has authored and edited several books, including Psychology (2005, Blackwell) and Minority Influence and Innovation (2010, Taylor and Francis).

Wolfgang Stroebe has taught social psychology at universities in the USA, UK, Germany and The Netherlands and is now Professor at Utrecht University and the University of Groningen, both in the Netherlands. He is editor with Miles Hewstone of the European Review of Social Psychology. He has authored and co-authored eight books and more than a hundred scientific articles and chapters on topics of social and health psychology. He is Fellow of a great number of international associations and has received numerous awards for his scientific work.

Klaus Jonas has taught social and organizational psychology at universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is Professor of Social and Business Psychology at the University of Zurich. He has published on attitudes, stereotypes and human resource management. His current interests concern the influence of leadership on performance and satisfaction of subordinates.

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