From the Back Cover
Can we ever be genuinely unprejudiced? What can we learn about people from how they speak? How can a minority change the world? Why do people obey authority, even when ordered to carry out evil acts? Why do groups sometimes make bad decisions? Can we study love scientifically, or should we leave it to the poets? Do violent computer games make violent people?
Mapping the connection between social psychology and our everyday lives, the sixth edition of this market-leading textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction to the field.
- Comprehensive coverage of social psychological theory and research
- Written from a European perspective, for students living in Britain and continental Europe
- Includes numerous features to aid independent study, such as theory and concept boxes, research highlights and real world applications
- Packed with intriguing theories and exciting research ranging from Abrams and Allport to Yzerbyt and Zimbardo
New to this edition:
- Thoroughly updated throughout to capture new developments in the field
- Significant revision of coverage of leadership, social identity, minority influence, norms, the nature of groups, and some aspects of social cognition
- New sections on dehumanisation, hate crimes, and acculturation and immigration
- Referencing and Further Reading have been updated, and the Literature, Film & TV section has been revised to include topical examples of social psychology in the popular media
Also available — new, user-friendly website featuring an interactive recap of the main text, self-test materials, guided questions, and a large range of videos and podcasts from different researchers for students to consolidate and test their understanding. For access visit www.mypsychlab.co.uk
Michael Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University.
Graham Vaughan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland.
“the undisputed leader in the field. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough!”
Dr. Martin Hagger, University of Nottingham
"With its contemporary, clearly written yet critical approach to a range of topic areas, Social Psychology bridges the gap between Introductory and more advanced level courses."
Dr Kerry Greer, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
"This significantly updated edition provides an integrated account of classic and contemporary theories and research from both Europe and the US; highlighting the important contributions to the field from the mainstream and critical psychology perspective."
Dr Helen J. Fawkner, LeedsMetropolitan University
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About the Author
Michael Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. He is also an Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Kent and the University of Queensland. His research focuses on social identity processes within and between large and small groups, and he has published widely on topics including intergroup relations, group cohesion, leadership, group motivations, and conformity processes. Professor Hogg is co-editor of the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, an associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Senior Consulting Editor for the SAGE Social Psychology Program. He is a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Western Psychological Association, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
Michael Hogg’ home page: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/3948.asp
Social Identity Lab: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/5271.asp