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Social Psychology - Vantage Learning Platform

Social Psychology - Vantage Learning Platform

Second Edition

March 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2122-0

About Social Psychology, Second Edition

The award-winning Social Psychology invites students to discover social psychology’s relevance to their lives. Authors Thomas Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend capture student interest by weaving stories drawn from their own personal experiences with compelling examples from everyday life, all carefully placed in historical context.

About Social Psychology, Second Edition - Vantage Digital Option


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The award-winning Social Psychology by Thomas Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend invites students to discover social psychology’s relevance to their lives. The authors capture student interest by weaving stories drawn from their own personal experiences with compelling examples from everyday life, all carefully placed in historical context. Social Psychology – Vantage Digital Option, Second Edition delivers the trusted content from Heinzen and Goodfriend's text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1: An Introduction to Social Psychology
Chapter 2: Research Methods
Chapter 3: The Social Self
Chapter 4: Social Cognition
Chapter 5: Person Perception
Chapter 6: Attitudes and Persuasion
Chapter 7: Social Influence: Conformity, Social Roles, and Obedience
Chapter 8: Group Processes
Chapter 9: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Chapter 10: Helping and Prosocial Behavior
Chapter 11: Aggression
Chapter 12: Intimate Relationships
Chapter A: Social Psychology and Careers
Chapter B: Social Psychology of Humans and Their Pets
Chapter C: Social Psychology and a Sustainable Environment
Chapter D: Social Psychology of Law and the Courtroom
Chapter E: Social Psychology of Stress and Health
Chapter F: Social Psychology and Happiness: Positive Psychology
Chapter G: Social Psychology and Money
Chapter H: Social Psychology and Relationship Violence


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  • Assignable and interactive self-assessments (available with SAGE Vantage) help students experience social psychology in a deeper, more memorable way that reinforces learning.
  • Updated pop culture features include references to newer movies and TV shows, such as Crazy Rich Asians, Mulan, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
  • Updated language and examples reflect more sensitivity to diversity and gender identity; for example, “they” is used when discussing a fictional or theoretical person.
  • Substantial content on the importance of open science now appears in chapter 2 on research methods.
  • Two new mini-chapters on careers and pets provide important perspectives on aspects of social life that students can relate to and enjoy.
  • More research has been added on cultural differences and on advances from neuropsychology throughout the book.
  • A storytelling approach rooted in real-world connections invites readers into the social psychology narrative through pop culture, helping students to learn history and theory conceptually as they read.
  • Research methods are integrated into each chapter in the context of actual studies, in addition to having a complete standalone chapter.
  • Critical Thinking Challenges encourage class discussion and prompt students to relate to and reflect on material within the main narrative.
  • The Main Ideas sections provide succinct summaries to ensure students retain key concepts as they read.
  • Social Psychology in Popular Culture boxes illustrate pop culture examples that connect concepts to the media readers consume every day, allowing them to relate course material to their own lives.
  • Applying Social Psychology to Your Life boxes allow students to take self-report measures of concepts (conformity, rejection sensitivity, belief in a justice world), making concepts more personally relevant.
  • Learning Objectives paired with Core Questions relevant to scientific inquiry provide a framework for each chapter, allowing students to engage with the content as a science-driven dialogue rather than a one-sided lecture.
  • A wealth of end-of-chapter studying material includes key terms, summaries, review questions, and personal reflections to give students the opportunity to quickly review and retain content covered.
  • Applied mini-chapters offer coverage on a variety of topics, including behavioral economics, sustainability and environmentalism, law and the courtroom, stress and health, positive psychology, and more.

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