Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Catherine A. Sanderson
Publication Date: December 2, 2009
Size: 24.9 MB
Book DescriptionPsychologists have been searching for a reference that unifies the disparate topics of social psychology around a central theme. Social Psychology follows that approach as it presents the most fundamental concepts in the field. It touches on all of the major concepts researchers are currently addressing but is firmly grounded in the basic social psychological theories and principles. A single chapter is included on the impact of culture in psychology, focusing on how the findings and theories might differ in different cultures. Psychologists will benefit from two research studies in each chapter that provide a real world perspective of the material.
I am a PhD student in social psychology and I used this textbook in my undergrad intro course. It is hands down the best social psychology textbook I have ever used. Well organized, clearly written. The author does a great job relating social psychology to everyday life by pointing out connections to health, education, media, environment, law, business, etc. throughout the text - there is something for everyone to get excited about here. Perfect for anyone looking for an introduction to social psych.
--KMT, Amazon Customer Reviews