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.
Table of Contents
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.