Social Psychology,
11th Edition

Saul Kassin, Steven Fein, Hazel Rose Markus

ISBN-13: 9780357122846 | ISBN-10: 0357122844

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 816 pages

List Price USD $189.95


Kassin/Fein/Markus' SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 11th Edition, brings chapter concepts to life through a unique emphasis on current events in sports, music, entertainment, technology, social media, business, world politics and more. Combining scholarship with real-world illustrations, it helps you understand the field of social psychology through engaging connections to everyday life. Integrating both classic and emerging research, the text delivers comprehensive coverage of social cognition and applications to law, business, and health and well-being. In addition, author Hazel Rose Markus, a respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology, integrates culture and diversity topics into every chapter. Also available, the MindTap digital learning solution powers you from memorization to mastery with videos, interactive assignments, note-taking tools, a text-to-speech app, a reader and much more.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

  • In addition to detailed discussions of the effects of social media and cultural perspectives (including social class and racial and ethnic groups within cultures), all-new and expanded coverage highlights developments in social neuroscience, evolutionary theory, and implicit and nonconscious processes. Topics include the social brain and body (Ch. 1); ethics and consent in online research (Ch. 2); attributing mind to machines (Ch. 4); racial tensions sparked by police shootings (Ch. 5); ethical dissonance (Ch. 6); collective intelligence (Ch. 8); and the neuroscience of empathy (Ch. 10).
  • Reflecting the latest research developments and pop culture trends, the 11th edition is more current than any text on the market, helping students connect recent scholarship with real-world events in sports, music, technology, business, world politics and even closer-to-home matters such as social media effects, online dating, same-sex marriage, Uber, Airbnb and cybervetting. These connections can be found on almost every page of the text as well as in the newsy, up-to-date photo program.
  • Relevant material within the margins provides thought-provoking facts, findings, poll results, quotes and more to pique students' interest in chapter concepts and help sharpen their critical thinking skills.
  • A numbered list of "Top Ten Key Points" at the end of each chapter gives students a shorthand summary of the major takeaway messages to help them focus on key concepts.
  • Enabling readers to immediately engage with chapter concepts, "Putting Common Sense to the Test" features challenge students' commonly held notions by asking them to predict answers to deceptively simple true/false questions that open each chapter. The related text discussion for each question is annotated in the margin, and full answers are provided at the end of the chapter.
  • Underscoring social psychology's widespread relevance, a current events emphasis incorporates real-world examples and timely events to help students see their world through a social psychologist's eyes.

Table of Contents

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1. What Is Social Psychology?
2. Doing Social Psychology Research.
3. The Social Self.
4. Perceiving Persons.
5. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
6. Attitudes.
7. Conformity.
8. Group Processes.
9. Attraction and Close Relationships.
10. Helping Others.
11. Aggression.
12. Law.
13. Business.
14. Health.

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