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This is a really good introductory book to social psychology theory and research. The book is accessible and provides a detailed overview of the key topics and studies.
Excellent text. Have used this text for several years. May need an update however in which the author can broaden the linkage of social psychological theory to current events.
The book outlines social psychology goals for both students and lecturers
An in depth and comprehensive look at this subject.
A range of very useful concepts relevant to social psychology are represented here. I had hoped that there may be more direct references/studies related to education, particularly special education. Although it is provides a good overview, it does not work in an interdisciplinary context.
I used the Barrett Social Psych text for the first time this past semester (Fall'16). The book is sufficiently thorough with regard to core social psych concepts and written in a clear and engaging manner. The students enjoyed it; they found the text interpretable and interesting. I (instructor) and the students appreciated the myriad of support materials that were also provided. Finally, the cost is reasonable, an important factor in an era of extraordinarily expensive textbooks.
Dr. Richard Solomon
University of Rhode Island
This is an excellent textbook that I have found really useful and accessible for students. I also use the Instructor resources extensively. This book is readable, informative and comprehensive.
An extremely approachable text which covers a wide range of topics within the realm of social psychology, covering classic studies alongside up to date research developments. I particularly like the 'think again' sections, which challenge students to reflect on their reading.
This book provides a different perspective to more main stream texts by placing more of an emphasis on cognitive and biological approaches to social behaviour. It therefore would make good supplemental reading as opposed to being a core reference text.
Well written in easy readable sections. Explains core concepts well.
An interesting text providing insight into the core theories and concepts. Accessible and relevant.
I think it is a hugely accessible book that undergraduates will find very helpful in applying psychological theories to practice situations. Of particular value to my students is the application of social psychology to matters of health Also an invaluable glossary is included.
This text allows the students to understand the basic fundamentals of social behaviour. Also giving them insight into topics such as human existence which helps develop their critical analysis skills.
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