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Applied Social Psychology

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August 2009 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Comprehensive and timely, Applied Social Psychology offers an overview of the applications of social psychology to a wide range of issues in contemporary psychology. Featuring internationally renowned contributors, this text provides a coherent survey of the key developments in a range of fields. The chapters provide a framework of key topics that impinge in the applications of social psychology in society, such as language, attitudes, decision making, and survey research, as well as focus on major behavioral domains, including health and economic behavior. The text further explains the relationship between psychology and social institutions, such as the law and the media and addresses the broader social and cultural implications of contemporary social psychology, covering major issues such as violence, aging, and cross-cultural concerns. Applied Social Psychology provides core information for undergraduate and graduate-level students studying applied social psychology, social psychology, and social cognition.

 
PART ONE: GENERAL FRAMEWORKS IN APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Antony S R Manstead
Attitudes and Behaviour
Joop van der Pligt
Judgement and Decision-Making
Norbert Schwarz
Survey Research
Collecting Data by Asking Questions  
Klaus Fiedler and G[um]un R Semin
Language in Applied Contexts
 
PART TWO: FOCAL BEHAVIOUR DOMAINS
Wolfgang Stroebe and John de Wit
Health-Impairing Behaviours
Helga Dittmar
The Social Psychology of Economic and Consumer Behaviour
Joop van der Pligt
Social Psychology and Environmental Issues
Dianne Parker and Antony S R Manstead
The Social Psychology of Driver Behaviour
 
PART THREE: THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
John L Michela
Social Psychology and Organizations
G[um]unter K[um]ohnken
Social Psychology and the Law
Patrizia Catellani
Political Psychology
Harald G Wallbott
Social Psychology and the Media
 
PART FOUR: THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIETAL ISSUES
Barbara Krah[ac]e
Aggression and Violence in Society
Jutta Heckhausen and Frieder R Lang
Social Construction and Old Age
Normative Conceptions and Interpersonal Processes  
G[um]unter Bierbrauer and Paul Pedersen
Culture and Migration

This provides an essential overview of key subjects enabling students to grasp fundamentals prior to exploring them further in specialised sources. This book provides a well rounded account of theory but does at times seem dated due to the exclusion of advances made post publication

Dr Paul Nash
Centre for Innovative Ageing, University of Wales, Swansea
April 23, 2010

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