Social Psychology Australian & New Zealand Edition,
2nd Edition

Saul Kassin, Steven Fein, Hazel Rose Markus, Kerry Anne McBain, Lisa Williams

ISBN-13: 9780170420563 | ISBN-10: 0170420566

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 768 pages

List Price USD $120.00


Social Psychology, 2e connects social psychology theories, research methods and basic findings to the real world, with a focus on current events. Each chapter covers culture and diversity, and topics that are regionally relevant such as: Indigenous viewpoints; environmental psychology and conservation; community psychology; gender identity; and attraction and close relationships (including same-sex marriage in different cultures, gendered behaviours when dating, and updated data on online dating).

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Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from Brooklyn College. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, he spent time at the University of Kansas, Purdue University, the Federal Judicial Center, Stanford University and Williams College. He is an author or editor of several books, including PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THE AMERICAN JURY ON TRIAL and THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVIDENCE AND TRIAL PROCEDURE. Interested in social-psychological causes of wrongful convictions, Dr. Kassin pioneered the scientific study of false confessions. He has received numerous awards for his work, which is cited all over the world, including by the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has served as a consultant in a number of high-profile cases. Recently featured in SCIENCE, Dr. Kassin has appeared as a media consultant for all major news networks and in a number of documentaries, including Ken Burns' film "The Central Park Five".

Steven Fein is Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he has been teaching since 1991, with time spent teaching at Stanford University in 1999. Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, he received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. His research interests concern stereotyping and prejudice, suspicion, and sociocultural and motivational influences on person perception. Dr. Fein's edited books include EMOTION: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, READINGS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ART OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, MOTIVATED SOCIAL PERCEPTION: THE ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM and GENDER AND AGGRESSION: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES. In addition, he recently completed a term on the executive committee of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.

Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and she co-directs the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Before moving to Stanford in 1994, she was a professor at the University of Michigan, where she received her Ph.D. The focus of Dr. Markus' work is the sociological shaping of mind and self. Born in England of English parents and raised in San Diego, California, she has been persistently fascinated by how nation of origin, region of the country, gender, ethnicity, race, religion and social class shape self and identity. With her colleague Shinobu Kitayama at the University of Michigan, Dr. Markus has pioneered the experimental study of how culture and self influence one another. Some of her recent co-edited books include CULTURE AND EMOTION: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF MUTUAL INFLUENCE, ENGAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: THE MULTICULTURAL CHALLENGE IN LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES and JUST SCHOOLS: PURSUING EQUAL EDUCATION IN SOCIETIES OF DIFFERENCE. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and is a Fellow of APS, APA and Division 8.

Kerry Anne McBain is the Head of Psychology and Course Coordinator of the Undergraduate Psychology Program at James Cook University. She lectures in Psychology and her research spans the broad areas of social, environmental and developmental psychology. Her current research interests lie in the areas of interpersonal communication, adult attachment and the formation and structure of the relationships we form with the places in which we live and the network of people and pets that share those places with us. Her focus on the application of research-based practice directly reflects the changing and trending nature of the global community in which we live and the cultural, social and geographic environment through which human services are delivered.

Lisa Williams is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, teaching across all levels of undergraduate psychology. She is highly active in both research and teaching. Whether teaching small seminars or large lectures, she aims to impart a passion for the field of social psychology. Her research focuses on how emotions shape, and are shaped, by social factors and behaviours. Specifically, her research considers the adaptive functions of social emotions such as pride and gratitude. Her research is funded by the Australian Research Council.

  • Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform, including Mastery Training, video activities, revision quizzes, 'explore the myths and facts' tests, and Psychology Resource Centre
  • Expanded coverage of gender and sexuality in social psychology with NEW chapter 5 Gender identity
  • Explore diverse cultural issues, research and practices in relation to social psychology through the greater emphasis on cultural diversity throughout the text, starting in Chapter 1 and in the 'Cultural diversity' boxes throughout the text
  • By exploring NEW linkages diagrams at the end of every chapter students understand relationships between social psychology concepts
  • Expanded coverage of leadership in social psychology in Chapter 16, 'Business'
  • NEW exploration of replication failures in social psychology research in the 'Current Scene On ...' boxes throughout the text, including: CH2 Facial Feedback CH3 Social Priming CH4 Publication bias CH15 The importance of operational definitions
  • Increased coverage of Indigenous perspectives throughout social psychology
  • 'Cultural diversity' boxes highlight global and regional themes of relevance to the chapter content. These boxes serve to highlight both the similarities and differences that exist in social psychological processes around the world
  • Part 5 includes regionally relevant topics such as Environmental psychology and conservation, and Community psychology to ensure strong coverage of the real-world application of social psychology for students
  • Common-sense tests at the beginning of each chapter are a set of true/false questions designed to assess the student’s intuitive beliefs about material later in the chapter. Answers are included in the margins when the topic is discussed and are then expanded upon at the end of the chapter. These exercises enable students to check their intuitive beliefs against the findings of social psychology and to notice the discrepancies that exist
  • Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform, including Mastery Training, video activities, revision quizzes, 'explore the myths and facts' tests, and Psychology Resource Centre
  • Critical thinking activities dotted throughout each chapter are designed to get students thinking about concepts and issues of relevance to social psychology.
  • An Organisational model included at the beginning of each part visually introduces the chapters and how they relate to each other to giving an overview of the part, the chapters and how they relate to each other
  • Opening vignette and topical reflections offer students a real-world example of the topics covered in the chapter and then revisit the example at the end of the chapter to give students context to the theories covered
  • 'Research spotlights' highlight the work of contemporary Australian and New Zealand researchers and have been included in each chapter, beginning with Chapter 2

Table of Contents

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Part 1: Introduction
1 What is social psychology?

Part 2: Social perception
2 The social self
3 Perceiving persons
4 Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
5 Gender identity

Part 3: Social influence
6 Attitudes
7 Conformity, compliance and obedience
8 Group processes

Part 4: Social relations
9 Attraction and close relationships
10 Helping others
11 Aggression and antisocial behaviour

Part 5: Social psychology and real-world applications
12 Environmental psychology
13 Community psychology
14 Stress, health and wellbeing
15 Law
16 Business

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Social Psychology Australian & New Zealand Edition

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