Exploring Social Psychology succinctly explores social psychological science and applies it to contemporary issues and everyday life.
Based on the best-selling text, Social Psychology by David Myers and Jean Twenge, the book presents 31 short modules - each readable in a single sitting-that introduce students to such scientific explorations as love and hate, conformity and independence, prejudice and helping, and persuasion and self-determination.
Connect: A highly reliable, easy-to-use homework and learning management solution that embeds learning science and award-winning adaptive tools to improve student results.
Explores social psychological science and applies it to contemporary issues and everyday life.
Presents 31 short modules—each readable in a single sitting—that introduce students to such scientific explorations as love and hate, conformity and independence, prejudice and helping, and persuasion and self-determination.
Table of Contents PART ONE Introducing Social Psychology
MODULE 1 Doing Social Psychology
MODULE 2 Did You Know It All Along?
PART TWO Social Thinking
MODULE 3 Self-Concept: Who Am I?
MODULE 4 Self-Serving Bias
MODULE 5 Narcissism and the Limits of Self-Esttem
MODULE 6 The Fundamental Attribution Error
MODULE 7 The Powers and Perils of Intuition
MODULE 8 Reasons for Unreason
MODULE 9 Behavior and Belief
MODULE 10 Clinical Intuition
MODULE 11 Clinical Therapy: The Powers of Social Cognition
PART THREE Social Influence
MODULE 12 Human Nature and Cultural Diversity
MODULE 13 Gender, Genes, and Culture
MODULE 14 How Nice People Get Corrupted
MODULE 15 Two Routes to Persuasion
MODULE 16 Indoctrination and Inoculation
MODULE 17 The Mere Presence of Others
MODULE 18 Many Hands Make Diminished Responsibility
MODULE 19 Doing Together What We Would Not Do Alone
MODULE 20 How Do Groups Intensify Decisions?
MODULE 21 Power to the Person
PART FOUR Social Relations
MODULE 22 The Reach of Prejudice
MODULE 23 The Roots of Prejudice
MODULE 24 The Nature and Nurture of Aggression
MODULE 25 Does the Media Influence Social Behavior?
MODULE 26 Who Likes Whom?
MODULE 27 The Ups and Downs of Love
MODULE 28 Causes of Conflict
MODULE 29 Blessed Are the Peacemakers
MODULE 30 When Do People Help?
MODULE 31 Social Psychology and the Sustainable Future