1st Edition

Fundamentals of Social Psychology

By Nicky Hayes Copyright 2018
    440 Pages 79 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    440 Pages 79 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    440 Pages 79 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This textbook brings social psychology up to date, including material on social networking, gaming and other aspects of modern living, as well as covering established theories, debates and research. The book explores a number of fascinating topics, including:

    • Both traditional and contemporary theories of social influence.
    • How our personal psychology is shaped by our interactions with other people.
    • How social psychological insights have been applied in various aspects of modern life.

    Intended as a core social psychology text, and including features such as boxed talking-points, real-world examples and case studies, and self-test questions, the book and associated website will cover all the essential topics of an undergraduate course in social psychology in a concise, fresh and up-to-date way.

    A comprehensive and contemporary undergraduate introduction to social psychology, it draws together and integrates insights from different areas of research and schools of thought, and features uniquely strong coverage of the online world and our cyberselves.

    Written particularly for degree students of psychology, it will be useful to anyone looking for a comprehensive and readable account of social psychological research and theories.

    Introduction: A human being is a social animal

    Chapter 1. To be human is to be social

    Chapter 2. Social emotions

    Chapter 3. Communicating with others

    Chapter 4. Explaining ourselves

    Chapter 5. Attitudes and persuasion

    Chapter 6 Social influence

    Chapter 7. Reacting to others

    Chapter 8. The social self

    Chapter 9. Applying social psychology

    Chapter 10. Conducting social psychological research





    Nicky Hayes is a well-known social psychologist and author with an academic background in psychological research, teaching and assessment, and extensive experience of teaching and writing about psychology. She was awarded the British Psychological Society's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Teaching of Psychology, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an Honorary Life Member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology.

    "This text seamlessly integrates relevant theory and evidence in traditional social psychology with observations from related disciplines, while citing classic evidence alongside findings relevant to contemporary issues, such as online behavior and the impact of technology in our lives. Its unique format, accessibility to readers, consideration of diverse methodologies, and attention to the ways in which people communicate make this text a unique and wide-ranging guide for students." - Professor Gregory R. Maio, University of Bath, UK

    "This introductory textbook brings social psychology up to date, including material on social networking, gaming, the online world, and our cyber selves, as well as covering established theories, debates, and research. There are chapters on social emotions, communicating with others, explaining ourselves, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, reacting to others, the social self, applying social psychology, and conducting social psychological research."—  Journal of Consumer Policy