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.
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