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The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology
Concise Student Edition

Edited by:
  • Michael A Hogg - Claremont Graduate University, USA
  • Joel Cooper - Princeton University, USA, The University of Utah, USA, Red Scientific, USA

April 2007 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"This Volume is everything one would want from a handbook" —CHOICE Magazine

"The Handbook is a tour de force survey of current Social Psychology… it makes an excellent resource for personal use by researchers, graduate students and perhaps advanced undergraduates who are seeking an in-depth background treatment of major topics."
—Professor Richard C. Sherman, Miami University

"The Handbook maps on to my current curricula perfectly. I've been searching for a text that is comprehensive, yet reader-friendly, and this text does a terrific job in both of these regards."
Professor John R. Chambers, University of Florida

The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology has, since its publication in 2003, lived up to its intentions of being a definitive resource for advanced students and researchers in social psychology as well as those in cognate disciplines throughout the world. Authored by leading scholars in the field, it is both comprehensive in scope, authoritative and scholarly.

In response to market demand, The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition represents a slimmer, more course-focused and student-friendly volume than the original Handbook. The editors and authors have also updated all references, provided chapter introductions and summaries and a new Preface outlining the benefits of using the Handbook as an upper level teaching resource. It will prove indispensable reading for all upper level and graduate students studying social psychology.


George Goethals
A Century of Social Psychology
Individuals, Ideas and Investigations

Phoebe C Ellsworth and Richard Gonzales
Questions and Comparisons
Methods of Research in Social Psychology

Steven J Sherman et al
Social Inference and Social Memory
The Interplay between Systems

Kimberly A Quinn et al
Stereotyping and Impression Formation
How Categorical Thinking Shapes Person Perception

Constantine Sedikides and Aiden P Gregg
Portraits of the Self
Russel H Fazio and Michael A Olson
Foundations, Functions and Consequences

Joe P Forgas and Craig A Smith
Affect and Emotion
Ruth Gaunt and Yaccov Trope
Attribution and Person Perception
Penny S Visser and Joel Cooper
Attitude Change
Julie Fitness et al
Interpersonal Attraction and Intimate Relationships
C Daniel Batson et al
Altruism and Helping Behavior
Craig A Anderson and L Rowell Husemann
Human Aggression
A Social-Cognitive View

Kipling D Williams et al
Social Performance
Robin Martin and Miles Hewstone
Social-Influence Processes of Control and Change
Conformity, Obedience to Authority, and Innovation

Michael A Hogg and Dominic Abrams
Intergroup Behaviour and Social Identity
Stephen C Wright and Donald M Taylor
The Social Psychology of Cultural Diversity
Social Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination


Layout of the book is too compressed which makes reading is unnecessarily difficult.
The title of 'Handbook of Social Psychology' is misleading as it does not include any mention of more modern viewpoints within social psychology but instead focuses on the cognitive approach. There is no mention of the split in social psychology in the chapter 'A century of social psychology' nor the rise in critical perspectives and criticisms of a social cognitive approach. While it covers main issues it is not as easy to follow for students as Crisp and Turner's book

Dr Fiona McSweeney
Social Science , Dublin Institute of Technology
August 6, 2011

the text is not suitable for our course

Mrs Ulrike Dunne
Department of Education, Bedfordshire University
December 1, 2010

too elementary for graduate level class

Professor Debra Glaser
California School of forensic Studies, Alliant International University - Los Angeles
April 23, 2010

This is an excellent resource for all or students. A real one-stop source of knowledge.

Mr Richard Ingram
Social Work , Dundee University
November 10, 2009