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Social Psychology: Unraveling the Mystery

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Social Psychology: Unraveling the Mystery explores how social behavior is goal-directed and a result of interactions between the person and the situation. Social Psychology Unraveling the Mystery has two features that set it apart from other social psychology textbooks: Opening mysteries: Each chapter begins with a mystery of social behavior, designed not only to grab student interest, but also to organize the ensuing discussion of scientific research: Why would a poor black washerwoman give away her hard-earned life-savings? What psychological forces led the Dalai Lama, the most exalted personage in Tibet, to forge a lifelong friendship with a foreign vagabond openly scorned by Tibetan peasants? Why would a boy falsely confess to murdering his own mother? A unique integrated approach to social behavior: Rather than encyclopedically listing unconnected factoids, the authors organize each chapter around the two broad themes, asking: (1) what are the goals that underlie the behavior in question? (2) what factors in the person and the situation link to each goal? The book thus presents the discipline as a coherent framework for understanding human behavior.
Cutting-edge scholarship, lively writing, and the authors' strengths as both respected researchers and expert teachers, all come together to make the third edition of Social Psychology: Unraveling the Mystery an accessible and engaging read for students, and provides a modern and cohesive approach for their teachers.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Introduction to Social Psychology. The Mysteries of Social Life. What Is Social Psychology? Major Theoretical Perspectives of Social Psychology. Basic Principles of Social Behavior. How Psychologists Study Social Behavior. How Does Social Psychology Fit into the Network of Knowledge?. Revisiting the Mysteries of Social Life. 2. The Person and the Situation. The Enigma of an Ordinary and Extraordinary Man. The Person. The Situation. The Person and the Situation Interact. Revisiting the Enigma of an Ordinary and Extraordinary Man. 3. Social Cognition: Understanding Ourselves and Others. Portraits of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Social Thinker. Conserving Mental Effort. Managing Self-Image. Seeking Accuracy. Revisiting the Portraits of Hillary Rodham Clinton. 4. Presenting the Self. The Amazing Lives of Fred Demara. What is Self-Preservation? Appearing Likeable. Appearing Competent. Conveying Status and Power. Revisiting the Amazing Lives of Fred Demara. 5. Attitudes and Persuasion. The Changing Story of Peter Reilly. The Nature of Attitudes. What is Persuasion? Seeking Accuracy. Being Consistent. Gaining Social Approval. Revisiting the Story of Peter Reilly. 6. Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience. The Extraordinary Turnaround (and Around) of Steve Hassan. Categories of Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience. Choosing Correctly. Gaining Social Approval. Being Consistent With Commitments. Revisiting the Turnaround of Steve Hassan. 7. Affiliation and Friendship. The Fugitive Who Befriended the God-King. What is a Friend? Getting Social Support. Getting Information. Gaining Status. Exchanging Material Benefits. Revisiting the Fugitive Who Befriended the God-King. 8. Love and Romantic Relationships. The Puzzling Love Lives of the British Monarchs. Defining Love and Romantic Attraction. Obtaining Sexual Satisfaction. Establishing Family Bonds. Gaining Resources and Social Status. Breaking Up (and Staying Together). Revisiting the Love Lives of the British Monarchs. 9. Prosocial Behavior: Helping Others. The Strange Case of Sempo Sugihara. The Goals of Prosocial Behavior. Improving Our Basic Welfare: Gaining Genetic and Material Benefits. Gaining Social Status and Approval. Managing Self-Image. Managing Our Moods and Emotions. Does Pure Altruism Exist? Revisiting the Case of Sempo Sugihara. 10. Aggression. A Wave of Senseless Violence. What is Aggression? Coping with Feelings of Annoyance. Gaining Material and Social Rewards. Gaining or Maintaining Social Status. Protecting Oneself or Others. Reducing Violence. Revisiting Senseless Violence. 11. Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination. The Unlikely Journey of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis. Planet Prejudice. Supporting and Protecting One's Group. Gaining Social Approval. Managing Self-Image. Seeking Mental Efficiency. Reducing Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination. Revisiting the Journey of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis. 12. Groups. Blowing the Whistle on Hidden Group Pathologies. The Nature of Groups. Getting Things Done. Making Accurate Decisions. Gaining Positions of Leadership. Revisiting the Revealed Pathologies at the FBI, Enron, and WorldCom. 13. Social Dilemmas: Cooperation versus Conflict. Contrasting Future Worlds. Defining Social Dilemmas. Gaining Immediate Satisfaction. Defending Ourselves and Valued Others. Revisiting the Future. 14. Integrating Social Psychology. Public Spectacles, Hidden Conspiracies, and Multiple Motives. Major Theoretical Perspectives of Social Psychology. Combining the Different Perspectives. Why Research Methods Matter. How Does Social Psychology Fit into the Network of Knowledge? The Future of Social Psychology.
EAN: 9780205460717
ISBN: 0205460712
Untertitel: 'Mypsychlab (Access Codes)'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ALLYN & BACON
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 624 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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