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Classic and Contemporary Studies in Social Psychology
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February 2018 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Classic and Contemporary Studies in Social Psychology is a combined text and reader that presents social psychology firsthand through the influential studies that have shaped the field. Each topic includes annotated readings to demystify the research design process and help students understand how theory connects to experimental design in social psychology. To prepare readers for concepts within each original journal article, Todd D. Nelson discusses pivotal themes, ideas, and methods in introductory sections that precede the reading. Following each article, Nelson reinforces key topics and links the article to related concepts within the field.
 
1 History of Social Psychology
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 1.1  
Reading 1.1. The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition Norman Triplett
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 1.2  
Reading 1.2. Attitudes vs. Actions Richard T. LaPiere
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
2 Research Methods
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 2.1  
Reading 2.1. The Postexperimental Interview Elliot Aronson, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, J. Merrill Carlsmith, and Marti Hope Gonzales
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 2.2  
Reading 2.2. Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation Chris Ann Dickerson, Ruth Thibodeau, Elliot Aronson, and Dayna Miller
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
3 Social Cognition
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 3.1  
Reading 3.1. Playing Dice With Criminal Sentences: The Influence of Irrelevant Anchors on Experts’ Judicial Decision Making Birte Englich, Thomas Mussweiler, and Fritz Strack
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 3.2  
Reading 3.2. When Less Is More: Counterfactual Thinking and Satisfaction Among Olympic Medalists Victoria Husted Medvec, Scott F. Madey, and Thomas Gilovich
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
4 The Self
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 4.1  
Reading 4.1. Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance Dana R. Carney, Amy J. C. Cuddy, and Andy J. Yap
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 4.2  
Reading 4.2. The Ergonomics of Dishonesty: The Effect of Incidental Posture on Stealing, Cheating, and Traffic Violations Andy J. Yap, Abbie S. Wazlawek, Brian J. Lucas, Amy J. C. Cuddy, and Dana R. Carney
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
5 Attitudes
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 5.1  
Reading 5.1. Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance Leon Festinger and James M. Carlsmith
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 5.2  
Reading 5.2. Resistance to Persuasion as Self-Regulation: Ego-Depletion and Its Effects on Attitude Change Processes S. Christian Wheeler, Pablo Briñol, and Anthony D. Hermann
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
6 Social Perception
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 6.1  
Reading 6.1. Perceptions of the Impact of Negatively Valued Physical Characteristics on Social Interaction Robert E. Kleck and Angelo Strenta
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 6.2  
Reading 6.2. First Impressions: Making Up Your Mind After a 100-Ms Exposure to a Face Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
7 Attribution
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 7.1  
Reading 7.1. Mood, Misattribution, and Judgments of Well-Being: Informative and Directive Functions of Affective States Norbert Schwarz and Gerald L. Clore
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 7.2  
Reading 7.2. Research Report: The Role of Ease of Retrieval and Attribution in Memory Judgments: Judging Your Memory as Worse Despite Recalling More Events Piotr Winkielman, Norbert Schwarz, and Robert F. Belli
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
8 Social Influence
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 8.1  
Reading 8.1. Behavioral Study of Obedience Stanley Milgram
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 8.2  
Reading 8.2. The Mindlessness of Ostensibly Thoughtful Action: The Role of “Placebic” Information in Interpersonal Interaction Ellen Langer, Arthur Blank, and Benzion Chanowitz
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
9 Prejudice
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 9.1  
Reading 9.1. Attitudes and Social Cognition: Stereotypes and Prejudice: Their Automatic and Controlled Components Patricia G. Devine
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 9.2  
Reading 9.2. Research Report: Stereotypes As Judgmental Heuristics: Evidence of Circadian Variations In Discrimination Galen V. Bodenhausen
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
10 Prosocial Behavior
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 10.1  
Reading 10.1. Bystander intervention in emergencies: Diffusion of Responsibility John M. Darley and Bibb Latané
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 10.2  
Reading 10.2. “From Jerusalem to Jericho”: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables In Helping Behavior John M. Darley and C. Daniel Batson
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
11 Aggression
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 11.1  
Reading 11.1. Research Report: Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping Others Brad J. Bushman and Craig A. Anderson
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 11.2  
Reading 11.2. Field Experiments Examining the Culture of Honor: The Role of Institutions in Perpetuating Norms About Violence Dov Cohen and Richard E. Nisbett
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
12 Groups
Introduction  
Introduction to Reading 12.1  
Reading 12.1. Social Enhancement And Impairment of Performance In The Cockroach Robert B. Zajonc, Alexander Heingartner, and Edward M. Herman
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
Introduction to Reading 12.2  
Reading 12.2. The Path to Glory Is Paved With Hierarchy: When Hierarchical Differentiation Increases Group Effectiveness Richard Ronay, Katharine Greenaway, Eric M. Anicich, Adam D. Galinsky
Post-Article Discussion  
Things to Think About  
 
References
Key features

KEY FEATURES: 

  • Introductions discuss major theories and issues in social psychology, offering instructors flexibility to use the book as a supplement or textbook for courses in social psychology and research methods in social psychology.
  • Marginal annotations clarify key details within original journal articles.
  • Pre- and post-article analyses provide context to help students understand key takeaways before and after readings.
  • Things to Think About sections provide critical thinking questions and opportunities for readers to reflect on post-article discussions. 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter (2) - (Research Methods)

Chapter (11) - (Aggression)


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