'The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology is clearly written and well laid out...Each chapter contains enough infomation to keep the most avid student interested. it is probably best suited for advanced undergraduate modules but that is not to say that a keen first-year student could not benefit from having a look at it. A postgraduate student just starting their research or Masters degreemay also find this book useful in that it may help for some interesting ideas.' - Catherine Jansson-BoydPsychology: Learning and Teaching
The book speaks to application of social psychology principles to human behaviour at several settings
Most of the lecture is in German and hence draws on German textbooks, but I always have Hogg's excellent handbook with me in one of the early sessions and encourage students to adopt it as a supplemental book to study for their exams and if they revisit social psychology later in their studies.
Current book in use is good
Group decision to go with a different text for that course.
This book provides undergraduate students with an accessible, engaging introduction to some of the key questions investigated, and to kinds of methods used, in social psychological research. By reading this resource, students can gain a valuable initial understanding of some of the important and exciting research that is conducted in this field.
this text provides general and specific explanations for social phenomena, which supports, in many ways, interactive student learning
A good supplement to the course reading, clear text and concise
First thing that one sees in this book are very small letters. This is rather a technical detail, but it makes this book impossible to read on a bus or in public places where the light is not optimal. Making it a few pages thicker and the letters bigger would help. After finding a good place to read one can say only good things about this book. It talks about most important fields of social psychology very competently, but concisely. It gives a bit of a historical view on how the theories and methods were developed in social psychology.
Good compilation of articles central to social psych. However, I need a main textbook, this is better as a supplement.
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
the text is not suitable for our course
too elementary for graduate level class
This is an excellent resource for all or students. A real one-stop source of knowledge.