This volume provides a fast and efficient way for undergraduate and graduate students to gain a solid understanding of the social psychology literature. Each chapter reviews a major subsection of research in the field, written by a leading social psychology researcher in that area. Coverage includes all the major empirical, theoretical and methodological developments in its subfield of social psychology. Beginning social psychologists, as well as those who may have emerged from their formal training with a less-than-solid grounding in the research literature, will find this volume invaluable. It is the book all social psychologists wished they had access to when they were getting grounded in the research literature!
Table of Contents
Creating Social Psychology: Some Ideas on the Research Process Charles Stangor and Noah Wolf. The Search for the Self Joachim I. Krueger, Patrick R. Heck, and Ursula Athenstaedt. Social Cognition Gordon Moskowitz and Irmak Olcaysoy Okten. Causal Attributions and Social Judgments Kymberly Bennett. Attitudes Duane T. Wegener and Laura E. Wallace. Social Neuroscience Catherine J. Norris. Social Influence Rosanna E. Guadagno. Aggression as a Construct in Social Psychology: Definition and Measurement Barbara Krahé. Attraction and Intimate Relationships Natasha D. Tidwell. Prosocial Behavior David Schroeder. Prejudice Todd D. Nelson. Group Processes Gwen M. Wittenbaum and Emery J Max. Culture and Social Behavior Hyisung C. Hwang and David Matsumoto.
Todd D. Nelson is Professor of Psychology at California State University–Stanislaus. His research focuses on stereotypes and prejudice against older adults (ageism). He is a fellow of the society for experimental social psychology and has published several chapters on ageism. Professor Nelson has also published a textbook on prejudice, edited a volume on ageism, and served as issue editor for the Journal of Social Issues volume focusing on ageism.