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Essentials of Social Psychology - Graham Vaughan

Essentials of Social Psychology


Published: 28th April 2010
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Written for Australian and New Zealand,students, Essentials of Social Psychology focuses on the main phenomena, theories and findings in social psychology. It provides a clear, concise and accessible yet scholarly introduction to the subject.  Key concepts and theories are explained with clarity and are vital to understanding social behaviour.  Debates and controversies are brought to life and the wider practical relevance of the subject is emphasised throughout.  Pedagogical features that appear throughout the book include Research Classic boxes which describe classic studies, Research Applications boxes that highlight more contemporary developments in social psychological research and their practical applications, Real World features that look at the everyday relevance of social psychology, and Literature, Film and TV features that demonstrate how social psychological concepts are dealt with in popular media.


1: What is social psychology?
2: Social thinking and explanation
3: Self, identity and society
4: Attitudes and persuasion
5: Social influence
6: People in groups
7: Prejudice and intergroup relations
8: Hurting other people
9: Helping other people
10: Attraction and close relationships
11: Culture and communication

ISBN: 9781442528383
ISBN-10: 9781442528383
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 28th April 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1