Readings in social psychology

the art and science of research


Author: Brehm,Steven Fein,Saul Kassin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div

ISBN: 9780618403417

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 7388

A reader containing 16 original articles, each with a brief introduction and questions to stimulate critical thinking about social psychology in practice. The articles represent some of the most creative and accessible research in the field, both classic and contemporary, that interests students.

Readings in Social Psychology

The Art and Science of Research


Author: Steven Fein,Steven Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395770603

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 180

View: 6384

Readings in Social Psychology

The Art and Science of Research


Author: Saul Kassin,Steven Fein,Hazel Rose Markus

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780840033000

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 6986

Social Psychology


Author: Saul Kassin,Steven Fein,Hazel Rose Markus

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133957757

Category: Education

Page: 752

View: 5090

Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, the aim to bring the outside world into the field of social psychology, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and everyday life, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Ninth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written books in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the book also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. Coverage of culture and diversity is integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Research in Personal Relationships

A Text With Readings


Author: William Dragon,Steve Duck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942221

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 994

Understanding Research in Personal Relationships is a comprehensive introduction to the key readings on human and close relationships. Organized into twelve thematic chapters with editorial commentary throughout, the editors offer a critical reading of the major research articles in the field of relationship studies published in the last few years. Scholarly papers, two per chapter, are presented in an abridged form and critiqued in a carefully structured way that instructs students on the way to read research, and to critically evaluate research in this field. The book, therefore, has a thoroughly didactic focus as the student is given historical, theoretical and methodological contexts to each article as well as an explanation of key terms and ideas.

Social Psychology


Author: Saul M. Kassin,Steven Fein,Hazel Rose Markus

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781133957720

Category: Social psychology

Page: 752

View: 4497

Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, the aim to bring the outside world into the field of social psychology, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday lives, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, International Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the text also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. Coverage of culture and diversity is integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology.

Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences


Author: Lior Gideon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461438764

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 6819

Surveys enjoy great ubiquity among data collection methods in social research: they are flexible in questioning techniques, in the amount of questions asked, in the topics covered, and in the various ways of interactions with respondents. Surveys are also the preferred method by many researchers in the social sciences due to their ability to provide quick profiles and results. Because they are so commonly used and fairly easy to administer, surveys are often thought to be easily thrown together. But designing an effective survey that yields reliable and valid results takes more than merely asking questions and waiting for the answers to arrive. Geared to the non-statistician, the Handbook of Survey Methodology in Social Sciences addresses issues throughout all phases of survey design and implementation. Chapters examine the major survey methods of data collection, providing expert guidelines for asking targeted questions, improving accuracy and quality of responses, while reducing sampling and non-sampling bias. Relying on the Total Survey Error theory, various issues of both sampling and non-sampling sources of error are explored and discussed. By covering all aspects of the topic, the Handbook is suited to readers taking their first steps in survey methodology, as well as to those already involved in survey design and execution, and to those currently in training. Featured in the Handbook: • The Total Survey Error: sampling and non-sampling errors. • Survey sampling techniques. • The art of question phrasing. • Techniques for increasing response rates • A question of ethics: what is allowed in survey research? • Survey design: face-to-face, phone, mail, e-mail, online, computer-assisted.? • Dealing with sensitive issues in surveys. • Demographics of respondents: implications for future survey research. • Dealing with nonresponse, and nonresponse bias The Handbook of Survey Methodology in Social Sciences offers how-to clarity for researchers in the social and behavioral sciences and related disciplines, including sociology, criminology, criminal justice, social psychology, education, public health, political science, management, and many other disciplines relying on survey methodology as one of their main data collection tools.

Motivational Science

Social and Personality Perspectives


Author: Edward Tory Higgins,Arie W. Kruglanski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863776977

Category: Psychology

Page: 454

View: 2294

The reader begins with an original paper by the editors that introduces the social-personality perspective on motivational science and provides an integrated review of empirical and theoretical contributions. Major issues in motivational science are identified that form the basis for the organization of the book. Each section of the book also has a brief introduction, suggested additional readings, and questions for discussion.


Interdisciplinary Perspectives


Author: Robert D. Kavanaugh,Betty Zimmerberg,Steven Fein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805820287

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

View: 4387

This volume represents a range of approaches, both theoretical and applied, to the topic of emotion by neuroscientists, developmentalists, social and personality psychologists, and clinical psychologists. Readers should appreciate the diversity of questions and methods presented, as well as note the common ground that emerges in these discussions. Chapter coverage ranges from the neural bases of emotion to the role of emotion in psychotherapy. There are vigorous discussions regarding the concept of emotion, its role in development, and its application to contemporary problems such as violence and war. The papers in this volume begin a dialogue about possible intersections in the study of emotion from scholars who embrace sharply different perspectives on this complex topic -- a fitting tribute in memory of G. Stanley Hall.

Social Psychology


Author: Sharon S. Brehm

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618487561

Category: Psychology

Page: 551

View: 7700

The most up-to-date account of social psychology, this text introduces key concepts through balanced coverage of classic studies, contemporary research, and current social issues. The authors bring vivid examples to reflect social psychology concepts in real life. The use of current events, social issues, and evocative photographs makes the text more compelling to students by helping them relate concepts to their own lives and to see the world through the eyes of a social psychologist. Increased coverage of cross-cultural research and sociocultural perspectives includes studies of sexual orientation, ostracism, Milgram in the 21st century, and social relations over the Internet. These viewpoints are examined through topics such as the social self, personal and group perception of attitudes, conformity and obedience, interpersonal behavior, and group influences. Icons in the text reference video footage available on the new Houghton Mifflin Social Psych in Film DVD/VHS (for instructors) and video stills on the student CD-ROM. Coverage of the use of social neuroscience techniques includes brain imaging techniques to explore social psychology questions.

Motivated Social Perception

The Ontario Symposium


Author: Steven J. Spencer,Steven Fein,Mark P. Zanna,James M. Olson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135641153

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 9350

This volume highlights state-of-the-art research on motivated social perception by the leaders in the field. Recently a number of researchers developed influential accounts of how motivation affects social perception. Unfortunately, this work was developed without extensive contact between the researchers, and therefore evolved into two distinct traditions. The first tradition shows that the motivation to maintain a positive self-concept and to define oneself in the social world can dramatically affect people's social perception. The second one shows that people's goals have a dramatic effect on how they see themselves and others. Motivated Social Perception shows how these two approaches often overlap and provides insights into how these two perspectives are integrated. Motivated Social Perception contains chapters on: *the effect of motivation on the activation and application of stereotypes; *self-affirmation in the evaluations of the self and others; *implicit and explicit aspects of self-esteem; *self-esteem contingencies and relational aspects of the self; *an investigation of the roots and functions of basic goals; and *extensions of self-regulatory theory. This book is intended for scholars, researchers, and advanced students interested in social perception and social cognition.

The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology


Author: Michael A. Hogg Joel Cooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229668


Page: 526

View: 6808

This volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook... Comprehensive in scope, authoritative, clearly written, and detailed... The volume is edited by two of the most prominent social psychologists in their own right, and the list of contributors is a veritable who's who of the discipline. No Library should be without this book' - "Choice " This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date survey of the field of social psychology for the new millennium - a single 656 page Handbook containing 23 chapters by leading researchers from around the world. It is a state-of-the-art text with an eye to the future, in which rich integrative chapters are thorough analytic reviews. The chapters fall into five sections that reflect the scope of social psychology as a global scientific endeavour: history and nature of social psychology; individual processes, interpersonal processes; processes within groups, and intergroup processes and society. The book is edited by Michael A Hogg and Joel Cooper, with Dominic Abrams, Elliot Aronson and Shelley Taylor acting as advisory editors. The main features and benefits of this book include: single volume; international coverage of social psychology; international line-up of authors; basic and applied research are integrated within chapters, not exiled to the end of the book; traditional emphasis on individual and interpersonal processes is balanced with full emphasis on the study of group processes and intergroup relations; chapters on language and social psychology, culture and self.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology


Author: Roy F. Baumeister,Kathleen D. Vohs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916704

Category: Psychology

Page: 1248

View: 616

Collects over six hundred entries on topics and concepts within the discipline, including antisocial behaviors, attitude, culture, and social cognition.

Sociocultural Perspectives in Social Psychology

Current Readings


Author: Letitia Anne Peplau,Shelley E. Taylor

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Psychology

Page: 411

View: 1479

This supplementary text offers students current findings on sociocultural issues in social psychology. Presented with a multicultural perspective, this collection of readings complements a basic textbook with new research and concepts about culture, ethnic minorities, and established principles as they relate to standard topics of social psychology. The readings in this book are derived from primary sources written by renowned authors, and reflect the field's diverse methods for conducting research. Context-setting introductions and critical thinking questions encourage students to carefully consider each topic's applications and implications both in and out of the classroom.

Readings in Ethnic Psychology


Author: Pamela Balls Organista,Kevin Chun,Gerardo Marin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317827929

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 8211

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Art and Society

Readings in the Sociology of the Arts


Author: Arnold W. Foster,Judith R. Blau

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791401170

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

View: 5347

There is currently no reader in print that provides a broad ranging overview for an undergraduate course on the sociology of the arts or the sociology of culture. This book remedies this situation as it provides students with an overall understanding of the current issues, theoretical approaches, and substantive contributions in the sociology of the arts. Included are chapters on the aesthetic meaning of art; the social and institutional production of art; the links among audiences, artists, and cultural organizations; tensions between artists and their bureaucratized working settings; the training and careers of artists; relations between art and society; and the dynamics of cultural change. In addition to section introductions, there is a comprehensive introduction to provide students with an understanding of the history of the field, its main theoretical currents, and also to provide them with an appreciation of the contributions to cultural studies by other disciplines, such as anthropology and history. An extensive bibliography is also included in the reader, which was developed to assist students who wish to pursue research topics.

Alcohol and Public Policy

Beyond the Shadow of Prohibition


Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences,Committee on Substance Abuse and Habitual Behavior,Panel on Alternative Policies Affecting the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309031494

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

View: 7770

Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy


Author: John M. Goering

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469610981

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 9940

Housing desegregation is one of America's last civil rights frontiers. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists, civil rights attorneys, and policy analysts, these original essays present the first comprehensive examination of housing integration and federal policy covering the last two decades. This collection examines the ambiguities of federal fair housing law, the shifting attitudes of white and black Americans toward housing integration, the debate over racial quotas in housing, and the efficacy of federal programs. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination in federally assisted housing, and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination in most of the private housing market. Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy shows that America has made only modest progress in desegregating housing, despite these federal policies. Providing a balanced assessment of federal policies and programs is complicated because of disagreement over the nature of the federal government's role in this area. Disagreements over the meaning of federal law coupled with white and black disinterest in desegregation have compounded the difficulties in promoting residential integration. The authors employ research findings as well as legal and policy analysis in examining these complex issues. They consider a broad range of issues related to housing desegregation and integration, offering new sources of evidence and ideas for future research and policymaking. Originally published in 1986. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Readings in Communication Research Methods

From Theory to Practice


Author: Jon F. Nussbaum

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781609275853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 2373

The readings in the anthology "Readings in Communication Research Methods" are written by communication researchers who share true stories of how they use particular research methods within their own research programs. The book helps students understand how researchers face the numerous challenges of conducting communication research, and how they produce knowledge that adds to our theoretical understanding of communication. Students get a real sense of the many decisions made by researchers who are attempting to design and conduct research that follows the ideal steps outlined in textbooks. The book begins with an introductory chapter that links theory to conceptualization and hypothesis development. The three subsequent chapters focus on different research methods including survey research, experimental research, and various forms of analysis. Topics include: Measurement and Sampling; Internal and External Validity; Physiological Laboratory Methods; Network, Rhetorical, Conversation, and Discourse Analysis; and Ethnography. The insight into real-world scenarios is a direct and useful contrast to many textbooks on communication research methods that do a fine job of explaining the process and relative merits of various methods, but fail to give students a clear understanding of how the research is actually performed. "Readings in Communication Research Methods" is a supplemental text for courses in Communication Research. Paired with a required textbook, it enhances students' understanding of how research methods can be successfully used in the real world. Written in a jargon-free, accessible style, the book is ideal for undergraduate students. Jon Nussbaum earned his Ph.D. at Purdue University. He is a Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, and Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University. Dr. Nussbaum has served as President of the International Communication Association, and the International Society of Language and Social Psychology. He is a former editor of the Journal of Communication, and was a Fulbright Research Fellow in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and a Fellow within the Adult Development and Aging Division of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Nussbaum has published extensively, with thirteen books, and over 85 journal articles and book chapters to his credit. He focuses on investigating communication behaviors and patterns across the life span including research on family, friendship, and personal relationships with well and frail older adults. In 2010 Dr. Nussbaum received the B. Aubrey Fisher mentor award.

Game Theory and its Applications

In the Social and Biological Sciences


Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134987560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 5750

Andrew Coleman provides an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of mathematical gaming and other major applications in social psychology, decision theory, economics, politics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, operational research and sociology.