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Reviews of the previous edition: 

'No other psychology textbook reads as well as The Social Animal.' - Elizabeth Rellinger Zettler, Illinois College, USA

'...this book is to be highly commended on its ability to apply psychological theory to practical situations with which the reader can identify, and for its use of both up-to-date and classical experimental evidence...The author's credibility as an award-winning writer, along with his attention to detail and flowing prose makes this, without a doubt, a good introductory text to social psychology. Although it is very conscise, it is an informative book that covers a vast amount of material in a relatively short space without sparing the important details. Consequently, this book is very suitable for the needs of both beginners to psychology and comes very highly recommended to all social psychology enthusiasts.- Helen Mann, Heriot-Watt University, USA 

Reviews of previous editions:

'The ideas [Aronson] so eloquently presents are timeless in the field of social psychology...The Social Animal is a masterpiece.' - Contemporary Psychology

'A rare gem of a book, easy to read but also scientifically sophisticated.' - Contemporary Sociology

'The simplest, most entertaining introduction to social psychology. It is as though the reader is having a conversation with a stimulating, learned scholar with a good sense of humor.' - Community College Social Science Quarterly

'Aronson writes with an astonishing combination of passion, wisdom, and humor. The Social Animal is a great book.' - Grazyna Wieczorkowska, Director, Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University, Poland

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Renowned psychologist Eliott Aronson offers a lively, compelling introduction to modern social psychology in the Eleventh Edition of this popular text

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Well written, good read of the topic of psychology 16 Dec. 2013
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My favorite book on the topic of psychology. A bit pricey one might think but I would say it is definitely worth the price seeing as it covers a number of interesting topics that one should know of if you are interested in psychology. A perfect book regardless of your current level of knowledge in psychology.
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A guide that doesn't read like a textbook 22 Oct. 2013
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I wish all publishers would learn from Aronson. I learned more from this book than I ever have from an overpriced "textbook."

Great for discussion and reflection.
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Simple and to the Point 2 Feb. 2012
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Great book! I want to read it again, and this time take notes. I might read it again when I take a Social Psychology class, instead of just reading it for fun. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to gain self-knowledge. Social Psychology is all based on experiments, experiments in which regular people, just like you or me, do mostly the exact opposite of what you'd expect. The most interesting part for me was how people constantly try to justify what they say and do and what they see others say and do, with dire consequences for their able to question, think rationally, and be open-minded to other ideas than the ones they profess and believe.
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Vital textbook for every personal and public library. 19 April 2014
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I read Social Animal in 1976 for class. Read it again in 1982 for repeat of class. I still had my book from those years but I wanted a new copy. You filled the bill. Thank you. I highly recommend this book for Everyone's reading and education. Classic textbook and should be in every well equipped Library
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Excellent 1 Jun. 2014
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New book received as described. Quick shipping. Received in time to complete first reading assignments after having little notice of the text needed for the course. The book itself is one of the BEST psychology books I've ever read; see also the companion book/ Readings About the Social Animal. Thank you.
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