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Psychology Library Editions: Social Psychology


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Psychology Library Editions: Social Psychology (30-volume set) brings together an eclectic mix of titles from a wealth of authors with diverse backgrounds, seeking to understand human behaviour and interaction from a socio-psychological perspective. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1908 and 1993, includes those from some authors considered to be founders of social psychology and traces the development of the subject from its early foundations.

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Applying Social Psychology Implications for Research, Practice, and Training

Applying Social Psychology: Implications for Research, Practice, and Training

1st Edition

Edited By Morton Deutsch, Harvey A. Hornstein
June 07, 2017

Originally published in 1975, these contributions surveyed the range of social intervention technology available to psychologists at the time, but they are more than a simple cataloguing of technology. The stress is on articulating certain metatheoretical assumptions that underlie different ...

A Social Psychology of Prejudice

A Social Psychology of Prejudice

1st Edition

By Douglas W. Bethlehem
June 01, 2017

Prejudice is a topic of major interest to psychologists and sociologists, but had rarely been given the broad treatment its importance demanded. Originally published in 1985, this title first introduces the term, showing how it is related to other terms commonly used in psychology and the social ...

Alienation

Alienation

1st Edition

By Richard Schacht
June 01, 2017

First published in 1970, original blurb: ‘Alienation’ is the catchword of our time. It has been applied to everything from the new politics to the anti-heroes of today’s films. But what does it mean to say that someone is alienated? Is alienation a state of mind, or a relationship? If modern man is...

An Introduction to Social Psychology

An Introduction to Social Psychology

1st Edition

By William McDougall
June 01, 2017

On its first publication in 1908 this pioneer book received immediate acclaim and was thought to have probably done more than any other single publication to stimulate study of the foundations of social behaviour. Professor McDougall was the most powerful advocate of an idealistic outlook on human ...

Applied Social Psychology and Organizational Settings

Applied Social Psychology and Organizational Settings

1st Edition

Edited By John S. Carroll
June 01, 2017

Originally published in 1990, this title presents work that bridges social psychology and organizations. The primary goal is understanding, but that goal has two opposite sides: understanding organizations by bringing to bear the concepts and methods of social psychology (along with other social ...

Consistency in Cognitive Social Behaviour An Introduction to Social Psychology

Consistency in Cognitive Social Behaviour: An Introduction to Social Psychology

1st Edition

By C.J. Mower White
June 01, 2017

Social psychology remains unbalanced as long as we study human behaviour exclusively ‘from the outside’, leaving out of account people’s own reasons for acting as they do. Originally published in 1982, the result of the author’s emphasis on the cognitive dimension is a much more complete and ...

Coping with Threatened Identities

Coping with Threatened Identities

1st Edition

By Glynis Breakwell
June 01, 2017

People cope with threats to their identities in many different ways. Until the original publication of this title in 1986, there had been no theoretical framework within which to analyse their strategies for doing this, or to examine the nature and impact of the threatening experiences themselves. ...

Deconstructing Social Psychology

Deconstructing Social Psychology

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Parker, John Shotter
June 01, 2017

Since the early 1970s, social psychology has been in crisis. At the time Reconstructing Social Psychology (Armistead) provided a critical review of theories and assumptions in the discipline. Originally published in 1990, this title not only updates that review but illustrates the ways in ...

Goal Concepts in Personality and Social Psychology

Goal Concepts in Personality and Social Psychology

1st Edition

Edited By Lawrence A. Pervin
June 01, 2017

Is behavior motivated? And if so, can it be motivated by the anticipation of future events? What role does cognition play in such motivational processes? And, further, what role does motivation play in ongoing cognitive activity? Questions such as these provide the foundation for this book, ...

Group Conflict and Co-operation Their Social Psychology

Group Conflict and Co-operation: Their Social Psychology

1st Edition

By Muzafer Sherif
June 01, 2017

Originally published in 1966 the author challenges the accepted theories of group conflict of the time, such as frustration and maladjustment. For him conflict and its accompanying aggressiveness are features of interaction between groups and he supports this theory with a detailed experimental ...

Human Behaviour Towards a Practical Understanding

Human Behaviour: Towards a Practical Understanding

1st Edition

By Jill Ford
June 01, 2017

Originally published in 1983, this clear-sighted study built an understanding of what human behaviour meant at the time: an understanding which can still be of practical use for those who work with people in their everyday lives today. The various influences on the individual are carefully examined...

Personality Variables in Social Behavior

Personality Variables in Social Behavior

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Blass
June 01, 2017

Originally published in 1977, the aim of this volume was to demonstrate in a concrete way the relevance of some of the most important individual variables for various domains of social behaviour. Eminent researchers at the time contributed original chapters that provided an up-to-date perspective ...

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