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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology : Global Perspectives - David B. Baker

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology

Global Perspectives

By: David B. Baker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th December 2011
ISBN: 9780195366556
Number Of Pages: 688

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Social Perception and Social Reality contests the received wisdom in the field of social psychology that suggests that social perception and judgment are generally flawed, biased, and powerfully self-fulfilling. Jussim reviews a wealth of real world, survey, and experimental data collected over the last century to show that in fact, social psychological research consistently demonstrates that biases and self-fulfilling prophecies are generally weak, fragile, and fleeting. Furthermore, research in the social sciences has shown stereotypes to be accurate.

Jussim overturns the received wisdom concerning social perception in several ways. He critically reviews studies that are highly cited darlings of the bias conclusion and shows how these studies demonstrate far more accuracy than bias, or are not replicable in subsequent research. Studies of equal or higher quality, which have been replicated consistently, are shown to demonstrate high accuracy, low bias, or both. The book is peppered with discussions suggesting that theoretical and political blinders have led to an odd state of affairs in which the flawed or misinterpreted bias studies receive a great deal of attention, while stronger and more replicable accuracy studies receive relatively little attention. In addition, the author presents both personal and real world examples (such as stock market prices, sporting events, and political elections) that routinely undermine heavy-handed emphases on error and bias, but are generally indicative of high levels of rationality and accuracy. He fully embraces scientific data, even when that data yields unpopular conclusions or contests prevailing conventions or the received wisdom in psychology, in other social sciences, and in broader society.

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"Its cumulative 21-page index of names and topics alone is an invaluable index of psychology world-wide in the last century. ... it is an invaluable resource for those students and professionals who share the editors' desire to internationalize the history of psychology." -- Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., Fordham University, The General Psychologist


1. The Internationalization of Psychology: A History Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., and David B. Baker

2. Australia Roderick D. Buchanan

3. Brazil Claudio Simon Hutz, Gustavo Gauer, and William Barbosa Gomes

4. Brunei Darussalam Narasappa Kumaraswamy and Chandraseagran Suppiah

5. The Caribbean Rosemary Frey

6. China Yeh Hsueh and Benyu Guo

7. Colombia Rubén Ardila

8. Czech Republic Ji?í Hoskovec

9. Egypt Ramadan A. Ahmed

10. England Alan Collins

11. Finland Petteri Pietikainen

12. France Françoise Parot

13. Germany Horst U. K. Gundlach

14. Ireland Adrian C. Brock

15. Italy Guido Cimino and Renato Foschi

16. Japan Miki Takasuna

17. Lebanon Brigitte Khoury and Sarah Tabbara

18. New Zealand Brian D. Haig and Dannette Marie

19. Philippines Rogelia Pe-Pua and Pia-Anna Perfecto-Ramos

20. Russian Federation Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith

21. Saudi Arabia Abdel-Sattar Ibrahim

22. Scotland Nicholas J. Wade

23. South Africa Johann Louw

24. Spain Helio Carpintero

25. Thailand Sombat Tapanya

26. Turkey Aydan Gülerce

27. United States C. James Goodwin

28. Venezuela Ligia M. Sánchez and Miriam Dembo

29. Concluding Thoughts on Internationalizing the History of Psychology David B. Baker and Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.

ISBN: 9780195366556
ISBN-10: 0195366557
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 15th December 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 18.8  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.31