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Essential Social Psychology

Fifth Edition
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May 2024 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Essential Social Psychology introduces you to the core topics in Social Psychology, covering its history, methods, and approaches, as well as helping you grasp key topics such as social influence, group processes, prejudice, friendship, affiliation, and love.

This new edition has a strong emphasis on real-world applications, for example exploring how social psychology was applied during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been updated to include more in-depth coverage of contemporary topics such as social media, the digital world, as well as social justice topics, such as LGBTQ+ issues in psychology.

This book is ideal for undergraduate students of social psychology.

Richard Crisp is Professor of Social Psychology at Durham University.
Rhiannon Turner is Professor of Social Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast.
Rose Meleady is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of East Anglia.

 
CHAPTER 1: HISTORY, METHODS, AND APPROACHES
 
CHAPTER 2: ATTRIBUTION
 
CHAPTER 3: SOCIAL COGNITION
 
CHAPTER 4: ATTITUDES
 
CHAPTER 5: SOCIAL INFLUENCE
 
CHAPTER 6: GROUP PROCESSES
 
CHAPTER 7: SELF AND IDENTITY
 
CHAPTER 8: PREJUDICE
 
CHAPTER 9: INTERGROUP RELATIONS
 
CHAPTER 10: AGGRESSION
 
CHAPTER 11: PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
 
CHAPTER 12: AFFILIATION AND ATTRACTION
 
CHAPTER 13: FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
 
CHAPTER 14: APPLICATIONS

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Teaching Guide, containing chapter summaries, learning objectives, and suggested teaching activities.

Downloadable and customisable PowerPoint slides for use in class.

A Testbank of questions to help student progress and understanding.

Course Cartridge, which allows you to you to upload the Test Bank directly to your university’s learning management system.      

- Concepts are described clearly
- The selection of topics is highly relevant for seveal parts of the course
- It is accessible for BA students

Dr Luana Russo
Department of Political Science, Maastricht University
April 24, 2024

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