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Applied Social Psychology : Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems - 05 edition

Applied Social Psychology : Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems (ISBN10: 1412915392; ISBN13: 9781412915397)
ISBN13: 978-1412915397
ISBN10: 1412915392

Summary: Applied Social Psychology: Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems is an excellent introductory textbook that helps students understand how people think about, feel about, relate to, and influence one another. The book is unique in that it provides a balanced emphasis on social psychological theory and research. Editors Frank W. Schneider, Jamie A. Gruman, and Larry M. Coutts examine the contributions of social and practical problems in several are ...show moreas including everyday life, clinical psychology, sports, the media, health, education, organizations, community psychology, the environment, and human diversity.
Applied Social Psychology looks at the nature of social psychological theory and how it is used to enhance our understanding of social and practical issues. The book then goes on to examine social research methods and how they help us understand those issues.

Key Features

  • Offers a greater level of expertise with contributing authors to each chapter while ensuring unity of perspective and approach in their writing style
  • Includes pedagogical features such as chapter-opening outlines, chapter-opening vignettes, discussion questions, key terms, and chapter summaries
  • Balances theory and research methods and the role they play in applied social psychology
  • Provides broad coverage to give students a more thorough appreciation of the scope of this field and the variety of social problems it addresses
  • Includes a "Culture Context" box in most chapters to highlight cross-cultural concerns and perspectives
Applied Social Psychology is reader friendly and emphasizes the connectionbetween academic material and the student's real-world experiences. It is designed for undergraduate students in the social and behavioral sciences studying applied social psychology. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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