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The Psychology of Social Class

1st Edition

By Michael Argyle


320 pages

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Paperback: 9780415079556
pub: 1993-12-09
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Social class is a compelling issue and important issue. Many problems are connected to it - crime, poverty, ill health, mental disorder and political unrest, for example. Just how and why is our behaviour influenced by our social class? In his latest book leading social psychologist Michael Argyle gives a detailed account of class differences in relationships, sex, work and leisure, religion, crime, speech, values, social mobililty and a host of other fascinating areas to provide the first account of the psychology of class difference for many years.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables Preface 1. Social Class in Britain 2. Other Class Systems, Past and Present 3. Psychological Models of Social Class 4. Social Relationships 5. Work, Leisure and Lifestyle 6. Speech within and between Classes 7. Intelligence and Personality 8. Social Mobility 9. Inter-class Attitudes 10. Values, Sex, Crime and Religion 11. Health, Mental Health, Happiness and Self-esteem 12. Conclusions, Implications and Reflections, Author Index Subject Index

About the Author

Michael Argyle is Emeritus Reader in Social Psychology at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of Wolfson College and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Oxford Brookes University.

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