Readings in social psychology

the art and science of research

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Brehm,Steven Fein,Saul Kassin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div

ISBN: 9780618403417

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 347

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. Supplement

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Steven Fein,Saul M. Kassin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social psychology

Page: 208

View: 7202

Readings in Social Psychology

The Art and Science of Research

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Saul Kassin,Steven Fein,Hazel Rose Markus

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780840033000

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 9627

Social Psychology

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Saul Kassin,Steven Fein,Hazel Rose Markus

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133957757

Category: Education

Page: 752

View: 8033

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 http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Psychology

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781133957720

Category: Social psychology

Page: 752

View: 800

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.

Readings in Ethnic Psychology

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Pamela Balls Organista,Kevin Chun,Gerardo Marin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317827929

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 4456

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

Art and Society

Readings in the Sociology of the Arts

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Arnold W. Foster,Judith R. Blau

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791401170

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

View: 5395

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309557488

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

View: 3461

Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: John M. Goering

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469610981

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7846

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.

Game Theory and its Applications

In the Social and Biological Sciences

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134987560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 2599

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.

Invisible Nature

Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Kenneth Worthy

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616147644

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 5255

A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world. Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world—smartphones, fast intercontinental travel, Internet movies, fully stocked refrigerators—lies an unnerving fact that may be even more disturbing than all the environmental and social costs of our lifestyles. The fragmentations of our modern lives, our disconnections from nature and from the consequences of our actions, make it difficult to follow our own values and ethics, so we can no longer be truly ethical beings. When we buy a computer or a hamburger, our impacts ripple across the globe, and, dissociated from them, we can’t quite respond. Our personal and professional choices result in damages ranging from radioactive landscapes to disappearing rainforests, but we can’t quite see how. Environmental scholar Kenneth Worthy traces the broken pathways between consumers and clean-room worker illnesses, superfund sites in Silicon Valley, and massively contaminated landscapes in rural Asian villages. His groundbreaking, psychologically based explanation confirms that our disconnections make us more destructive and that we must bear witness to nature and our consequences. Invisible Nature shows the way forward: how we can create more involvement in our own food production, more education about how goods are produced and waste is disposed, more direct and deliberative democracy, and greater contact with the nature that sustains us.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Elizabeth Cleaver,Maxine Lintern,Mike McLinden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147390417X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9255

In today's higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on the up-to-date content of their teaching, but also to identify the most effective ways to engage students in learning, often alongside other key transferrable skills. This had led to a growing requirement for staff to adopt a scholarly approach to learning and teaching practice, and to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching as part of ongoing professional development. This text explores broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education. It provides an introduction for staff who have been educated within a range of academic disciplines, often with high-level but very focused knowledge about, and understandings of, research processes to the potentially new world of educational enquiry. This is complemented by chapters exploring what educational enquiry means in the context of different academic disciplines, including physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, the life sciences, the arts, the humanities, the health professions, and law. It also includes: An overview of research methodology including data collection, literature reviews, good ethical practice, and research dissemination Case studies of actual research projects to support understanding of how to carry out educational enquiry in practice. Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today!

Existential-Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology

Exploring the Breadth of Human Experience

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ronald S. Valle,Steen Halling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461569893

Category: Psychology

Page: 355

View: 3816

When I began to study psychology a half century ago, it was defined as "the study of behavior and experience." By the time I completed my doctorate, shortly after the end of World War II, the last two words were fading rapidly. In one of my first graduate classes, a course in statistics, the professor announced on the first day, "Whatever exists, exists in some number." We dutifully wrote that into our notes and did not pause to recognize that thereby all that makes life meaningful was being consigned to oblivion. This bland restructuring-perhaps more accurately, destruction-of the world was typical of its time, 1940. The influence of a narrow scientistic attitude was already spreading throughout the learned disciplines. In the next two decades it would invade and tyrannize the "social sciences," education, and even philosophy. To be sure, quantification is a powerful tool, selectively employed, but too often it has been made into an executioner's axe to deny actuality to all that does not yield to its procrustean demands.

Cross-Cultural Analysis

The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Michael Minkov

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278857

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 1336

Cross-Cultural Analysis is the sequel to Culture's Consequences, the classic work published by Geert Hofstede, one of the most influential management thinkers in today's times. Hofstede's original work introduced a new research paradigm in cross-cultural analysis: studying cultural differences through nation-level dimensions (complex variables defined by intercorrelated items). This paradigm has been subsequently used by hundreds of prominent scholars all over the world and has produced solid results. This new text takes the next step: It critically examines in one comprehensive volume the current, prevalent approaches to cross-cultural analysis at the level of nations that have been developed since Hofstede's work, offering students and researchers the theoretical and practical advantages and potential pitfalls of each method. The book is structured into four distinct parts. Parts I and II focus on the main theoretical and statistical issues in cross-cultural analysis using Hofstede's approach and the different research methods now associated with it. Part II consists of presentations of all well-known (and some lesser known) large-scale cross-cultural studies since Hofstede's work that have explained cross-cultural variation in terms of dimensional models. Part III summarizes the main conclusions to be drawn from the presentations in Part II and l explains how the proposed models have contributed to our practical understanding of cross-cultural diversity.

Readings in Virtual Research Ethics

Issues and Controversies

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Elizabeth A. Buchanan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591401534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 9892

Provides an in-depth look at the emerging field of online research and the corresponding ethical dilemmas. Issues covered include: autonomy; justice and benevolence; informed consent; privacy; ownership of data; research with minors; and respect for persons.

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930221

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

View: 6687

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366632

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 4921

Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974178

Category: Mathematics

Page: 766

View: 2154

Now in its fourth edition, this handbook is an essential resource for those interested in all aspects of qualitative research, and has been extensively revised and updated to cover new topics including applied ethnography, queer theory and auto-ethnography.

Decision Science and Social Risk Management

A Comparative Evaluation of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Other Formal Decision-Aiding Approaches

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: M.W Merkhofer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400946988

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

View: 4350

Economists, decision analysts, management scientists, and others have long argued that government should take a more scientific approach to decision making. Pointing to various theories for prescribing and rational izing choices, they have maintained that social goals could be achieved more effectively and at lower costs if government decisions were routinely subjected to analysis. Now, government policy makers are putting decision science to the test. Recent government actions encourage and in some cases require government decisions to be evaluated using formally defined principles 01' rationality. Will decision science pass tbis test? The answer depends on whether analysts can quickly and successfully translate their theories into practical approaches and whether these approaches promote the solution of the complex, highly uncertain, and politically sensitive problems that are of greatest concern to government decision makers. The future of decision science, perhaps even the nation's well-being, depends on the outcome. A major difficulty for the analysts who are being called upon by government to apply decision-aiding approaches is that decision science has not yet evolved a universally accepted methodology for analyzing social decisions involving risk. Numerous approaches have been proposed, including variations of cost-benefit analysis, decision analysis, and applied social welfare theory. Each of these, however, has its limitations and deficiencies and none has a proven track record for application to govern ment decisions involving risk. Cost-benefit approaches have been exten sively applied by the government, but most applications have been for decisions that were largely risk-free.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

View: 8060

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)