Table of contents:
1. WHAT IS SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY?
What Is Social Psychology? From Past to Present: A Brief History of Social Psychology. Social Psychology in a New Century.
2. DOING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH.
Why Should You Learn About Research Methods? Developing Ideas: Beginning the Research Process. Refining Ideas: Defining and Measuring Social Psychological Variables. Testing Ideas: Research Designs. Ethics and Values in Social Psychology.
PART II: SOCIAL PERCEPTION
3. The Social Self.
The Self-Concept. Self-Esteem. Self-Presentation. Epilogue: The Multifaceted Self.
4. Perceiving Persons
Observation: The Elements of Social Perception. Attribution: From Elements to Dispositions. Integration: From Dispositions to Impressions. Confirmation Biases: From Impressions to Reality. Social Perception: The Bottom Line.
5. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
The Nature of the Problem: Persistence and Change. Causes of the Problem: Intergroup and Motivational Factors. Causes of the Problem: Cognitive and Cultural Factors. A Threat in the Air: Effects on the Targets of Stereotypes and Prejudice. Reducing Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
PART III: SOCIAL INFLUENCE.
The Study of Attitudes. Persuasion by Communication. Persuasion by Our Own Actions. Changing Attitudes.
Social Influence as “Automatic”. Conformity. Compliance. Obedience. The Continuum of Social Influence.
8. Group Processes.
Fundamentals of Groups. Individuals in Groups: The Presence of Others. Group Performance: Problems and Solutions. Conflict: Cooperation and Competition Within and Between Groups.
PART IV: SOCIAL RELATIONS.
9. Attraction and Close Relationships.
Being with Others: A Fundamental Human Motive. Close Relationships. The Initial Attraction.
10. Helping Others.
Evolutionary and Motivational Factors: Why Do People Help? Situational Influences: When Do People Help? Personal Influences: Who Is Likely to Help? Interpersonal Influences: Whom Do People Help? The Helping Connection.
PART V: APPLYING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.
Jury Selection. The Courtroom Drama. Jury Deliberation. Posttrial: To Prison and Beyond. Perceptions of Justice. Closing Statement.
Personnel Selection. Performance Appraisals. Leadership. Motivation at Work. Economic Decision Making.
Stress and Health. What Causes Stress? How Does Stress Affect the Body? Processes of Appraisal. Ways of Coping with Stress. Treatment and Prevention. The Pursuit of Happiness.