Social psychology, its theories, research methods, and basic findings, are even more relevant in these challenging times. Kassin has always connected these core concepts of social psychology with real world applications with a current-events emphasis. This first Australian and New Zealand edition, adapted from the 9th edition of Social Psychology by Kassin, Fein and Markus, strengthens these connections from the outside world into the field of social psychology and student’s everyday lives. Coverage of culture and diversity is integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus and the local author team.
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- This first Australian & New Zealand edition includes additional regional examples, statistics and research to provide students with relevant context to enhance their study of Social Psychology. Especially the Research spotlights which highlight the work of contemporary Australian and New Zealand researchers. These interviews have been included in each chapter, beginning with Chapter 2.
- Two NEW locally created chapters cover real world applications of social psychology in environmental and community psychology, both areas of growing importance to this region and internationally: Chapter 11 Environmental psychology and conservation and Chapter 12 Community psychology.
- NEW Cultural diversity boxes highlight global and regional themes of relevance to the chapter content. These boxes serve to highlight both the similarities and differences that exist in social psychological processes around the world.
- In response to regional reviewer feedback, our local author team has expanded coverage of emotion in social psychology. This coverage of emotion has been integrated throughout the text, as it relates to so many aspects of this discipline.
- Other NEW pedagogical elements have been added by our local author team to further support student learning and revision including: Learning objectives, real world vignettes, critical thinking activities, topical reflections, review quizzes and SearchMe! Psychology activities.
- The combined offering of SearchMe! Psychology and Coursemate premium website provides students with the most engaging and regularly updated resources.
- The adaptation of Chapter 14 Law for this region was done by Diane Sivasubramaniam of Swinburne University.
Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from Brooklyn College. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, he spent time at the University of Kansas, Purdue University, the Federal Judicial Center, Stanford University, and Williams College. He is an author or editor of several books -- including PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THE AMERICAN JURY ON TRIAL, and THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVIDENCE AND TRIAL PROCEDURE. Interested in social-psychological causes of wrongful convictions, Dr. Kassin pioneered the scientific study of false confessions. His work is cited all over the world -- including by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received several awards for his work on false confessions and has served as a consultant in a number of high profile cases. He has also appeared as a media consultant for all major news networks and in a number of documentaries, including Ken Burns' 2012 film, The Central Park Five.
Steven Fein is Professor of Psychology at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, he received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching at Williams College since 1991, with time spent teaching at Stanford University in 1999. His edited books include EMOTION: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, READINGS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ART OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, MOTIVATED SOCIAL PERCEPTION: THE ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM, and GENDER AND AGGRESSION: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES. He recently completed a term on the executive committee of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. His research interests concern stereotyping and prejudice, suspicion, and sociocultural and motivational influences on person perception.
Hazel Rose Markus
Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She also co-directs the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Before moving to Stanford in 1994, she was a professor at the University of Michigan, where she received her Ph.D. The focus of her work is the sociological shaping of mind and self. Born in England of English parents and raised in San Diego, California, she has been persistently fascinated by how nation of origin, region of the country, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and social class shape self and identity. With her colleague Shinobu Kitayama at the University of Michigan, she has pioneered the experimental study of how culture and self influence one another. Dr. Markus was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and is a Fellow of APS, APA, and Division 8. Some of her recent co-edited books include CULTURE AND EMOTION: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF MUTUAL INFLUENCE, ENGAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: THE MULTICULTURAL CHALLENGE IN LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES, and JUST SCHOOLS: PURSUING EQUAL EDUCATION IN SOCIETIES OF DIFFERENCE.
Kerry Anne McBain
Dr Kerry Anne McBain is a Lecturer in the Psychology Department and has been involved with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at James Cook University in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore since 2001. At the centre of her development as an educator and her career within the tertiary sector, is a passionate commitment to research as a vehicle to informing curriculum and the development of learning materials. Her focus on the application of research-based practice directly reflects the changing and trending nature of the global community in which we live and the cultural, social and geographic environment through which human services are delivered.
Lisa A. Williams
Lisa Williams is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales teaching across all levels of undergraduate psychology. She is highly active in both research and teaching. Whether teaching small seminars or large lectures, she aims to impart a passion for the field of social psychology. Her research focuses on how emotions shape and are shaped by social factors and behaviours. Specifically, her research considers the adaptive functions of social emotions such as pride and gratitude. Her research is funded by the Australian Research Council.