Social Psychology, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Elliot Aronson / Timothy D. Wilson / Robin M. Akert / Samuel R. Sommers  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
608
Pub.-date
April 2020
ISBN13
9781292341477
ISBN
1292341475
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Description

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

For courses in Social Psychology

 

Make research relevant through a storytelling approach

Social Psychology introduces the key concepts of the field through an acclaimed storytelling approach that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, authors Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Sam Sommers present the classic studies that have driven the discipline alongside the cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology. In addition to updated research references, the 10th Edition, Global Edition offers engaging new student-focused features that help students understand how what they’re studying is applicable to their own lives.

Features

Student-focused features aid comprehension and boost retention

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter guide students as they work through the text. The learning objectives are repeated in the sections of the chapter in which they are most relevant, as well as in the chapter-ending summary.
  • UPDATED - Try It! exercises throughout the text invite students to apply specific social psychology concepts to their everyday behavior, encouraging them to become more active participants in the learning process. Many of these exercises have been updated for the 10th Edition.
  • NEW - #Trending features provide brief descriptions of a current event that illustrates a key principle in each chapter. These examples will be updated frequently, such that students will always be able to connect what they are reading to current, real-world events.
  • NEW - What do YOU think? features at the beginning of each chapter prompt students to answer a survey question designed to illustrate a concept in that chapter. An accompanying writing exercise at the end of the chapter revisits the topic, bringing learning full circle.
  • UPDATED - The 10th Edition has been updated substantially with numerous references to new research to ensure that the text content remains current.
  • UPDATED - The text’s closing Social Psychology in Action chapters have been updated with many references to new research.
    • SPA1, “Using Social Psychology to Achieve a Sustainable and Happy Future,” includes an updated opening example about the effects of climate change and new examples of ways in which students can act in sustainable ways and maximize their well-being.
    • SPA2, “Social Psychology and Health,” offers updated coverage on perceived control interventions among nursing home residents and includes a new interactive on coping with stress.
    • SPA3, “Social Psychology and Law,” provides a new video about attentional blindness and an interactive feature on best practices in eyewitness identification procedures.

New to this Edition

Student-focused features aid comprehension and boost retention

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter guide students as they work through the text. The learning objectives are repeated in the sections of the chapter in which they are most relevant, as well as in the chapter-ending summary.
  • UPDATED - Try It! exercises throughout the text invite students to apply specific social psychology concepts to their everyday behavior, encouraging them to become more active participants in the learning process. Many of these exercises have been updated for the 10th Edition.
  • #Trending features provide brief descriptions of a current event that illustrates a key principle in each chapter. These examples will be updated frequently, such that students will always be able to connect what they are reading to current, real-world events.
  • What do YOU think? features at the beginning of each chapter prompt students to answer a survey question designed to illustrate a concept in that chapter. An accompanying writing exercise at the end of the chapter revisits the topic, bringing learning full circle.
  • UPDATED ­- The 10th Edition has been updated substantially with numerous references to new research to ensure that the text content remains current.
  • UPDATED - The text’s closing Social Psychology in Action chapters have been updated with many references to new research.
    • SPA1, “Using Social Psychology to Achieve a Sustainable and Happy Future,” includes an updated opening example about the effects of climate change and new examples of ways in which students can act in sustainable ways and maximize their well-being.
    • SPA2, “Social Psychology and Health,” offers updated coverage on perceived control interventions among nursing home residents and includes a new interactive on coping with stress.
    • SPA3, “Social Psychology and Law,” provides a new video about attentional blindness and an interactive feature on best practices in eyewitness identification procedures.

Table of Contents

 

1. Introducing Social Psychology
2. Methodology: How Social Psychologists Do Research
3. Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social World
4. Social Perception: How We Come to Understand Other People
5. The Self: Understanding Ourselves in a Social Context
6. Cognitive Dissonance and the Need to Protect Our Self-Esteem
7. Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts and Feelings
8. Conformity and Obedience: Influencing Behavior
9. Group Processes: Influence in Social Groups
10. Attraction and Relationships: From Initial Impressions to Long-Term Intimacy
11. Prosocial Behavior: Why Do People Help?
12. Aggression: Why Do We Hurt Other People? Can We Prevent It?
13. Prejudice: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
Social Psychology in Action 1: Using Social Psychology to Achieve a Sustainable and Happy Future
Social Psychology in Action 2: Social Psychology and Health
Social Psychology in Action 3: Social Psychology and the Law