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Social Psychology

Social Psychology - 12th edition

Social Psychology - 12th edition

ISBN13: 9780131932814

ISBN10: 0131932810

Social Psychology by Shelley E. Taylor, Letitia Anne Peplau and David O. Sears - ISBN 9780131932814
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 12TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Social Psychology by Shelley E. Taylor, Letitia Anne Peplau and David O. Sears - ISBN 9780131932814

ISBN13: 9780131932814

ISBN10: 0131932810

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 12TH 06

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Summary

Generations of college students have learned social psychology from this text--it provides balanced, up-to-date, and accurate coverage of basic topics, research, and theories. Balancing cutting-edge findings and classic work in the field, the user-friendly Social Psychology shows how its methods and theories can be applied to everyday experiences and current social issues.


New To This Edition

  • More streamlined text-Deletes chapter on Politics, making for a shorter, more easily accessible text.
    • Gives students a reliable, easy to understand text.
  • ''In the News'' feature-Opens each chapter; each story has been changed and is new to this edition.
    • Highlights for students the relevance of social psychology to current issues.
  • Increased emphasis on social cognition, the self, personal relationships, and evolutionary psychology.
    • Gives students a better understanding of social cognition; allows instructors to present this concept more coherently and comprehensively.
    • Provides students with expanded coverage of goals in person perception and the impact of the perceiver on person perception. The social cognition chapter has greater coverage of the impact of emotion and mood on inference-highlighting for students ideas that are relevant to them.
  • Updated and revised chapter on law-Written by Jennifer Hunt and Eugene Borgida, two recognized experts in the field. New topics include the influence of pretrial publicity on jurors, how jurors use character evidence, and the use of amicus curiae briefs to convey social psychological research to the courts.
    • Gives students an updated overview of psychology and the law, with new research added to sections on eyewitness identification, false confessions, jury selection, and jury decision making. Links to concepts presented in earlier chapters are given greater prominence for ease in comprehension.
  • Strong coverage of sociocultural issues-Includes race and ethnicity. Cultural Highlights boxes are included in most chapters.
    • Encourages students to consider the diversity of human experiences. Enables students to compare and contrast the differences between cultures.
  • Cutting-edge content-Balanced with classic social psychology theory and field work.
    • Gives students contemporary topics as well as grounds them in foundational theory.
  • Research Highlight boxes-Featured in many chapters.
    • Helps students better understand concepts and current ''hot'' topics and research.


New To This Edition

  • More streamlined text-Deletes chapter on Politics, making for a shorter, more easily accessible text.
    • Gives students a reliable, easy to understand text.
  • ''In the News'' feature-Opens each chapter; each story has been changed and is new to this edition.
    • Highlights for students the relevance of social psychology to current issues.
  • Increased emphasis on social cognition, the self, personal relationships, and evolutionary psychology.
    • Gives students a better understanding of social cognition; allows instructors to present this concept more coherently and comprehensively.
    • Provides students with expanded coverage of goals in person perception and the impact of the perceiver on person perception. The social cognition chapter has greater coverage of the impact of emotion and mood on inference-highlighting for students ideas that are relevant to them.
  • Updated and revised chapter on law-Written by Jennifer Hunt and Eugene Borgida, two recognized experts in the field. New topics include the influence of pretrial publicity on jurors, how jurors use character evidence, and the use of amicus curiae briefs to convey social psychological research to the courts.
    • Gives students an updated overview of psychology and the law, with new research added to sections on eyewitness identification, false confessions, jury selection, and jury decision making. Links to concepts presented in earlier chapters are given greater prominence for ease in comprehension.