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Introduction to Social Psychology (BPS Textbooks in Psychology) Paperback – 13 Apr 2012
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"This revised version of An Introduction to SocialPsychology edited by Miles Hewstone, Wolfgang Stroebe and KlausJonas offers a uniquely broad view of social psychology. The bookis at the same time both mainstream in its coverage and novel inits perspective. It is a volume that has international appeal,drawing from a range of scientific findings and contemporaryillustrations of their social significance. Renowned authors bringdeep expertise and unusual insight to each chapter. Every chapterskillfully bridges classic work with the latest, cutting–edgeadvances in the area. The chapters are written in a highlyaccessible way, consistent in level and structure, and arewell–organized thematically. Together, the fifteen chapters in thevolume tell an engaging and comprehensive story about the field ofsocial psychology." John F. Dovidio , Department of Psychology, YaleUniversity, USA "The new edition of this classic textbook is very welcome.Hewstone and colleagues have made excellent improvements incoverage and pedagogical features, consolidating continualdevelopment of this text since the first edition nearly 25 yearsago. Students will enjoy the style, find it easy to learn from, andbe pleased that it retains its approach as a serious textbook.Instructors will find that its clear structure, comprehensivenessand reader–friendliness makes it a pleasure to teach from." Dominic Abrams , Professor of Social Psychology,University of Kent, UK "This is simply a must–read collection of chapters for studentsof social psychology." C. Neil Macrae, School of Psychology, University ofAberdeen, UK This is the fifth, completely revised and updated edition of anintroductory social psychology text that has had huge success inEurope and across the globe. It has been specially designedto meet the needs of students at all levels, with contributionswritten by leading social psychologists, each an acknowledgedexpert on the topics covered in a given chapter. An Introductionto Social Psychology benefits hugely from an updated range ofinnovative pedagogical features intended to catch the imagination,combined with a rigorous editorial approach, which results in acohesive and uniform style accessible to all. Each chapteraddresses both major theories and key studies, showing how therelevant field of research has developed over time and linkingclassic and contemporary perspectives. While maintaining thefeatures that have contributed to its acclaim, the fifth editionhas been extensively adapted and rewritten to cover everything astudent of the discipline will need, including: Full coverage of all the major theories and topics Focused discussions of important research studies and theimplications of their findings Descriptions of real–life application of theory and researchare presented throughout in the Social Psychology Beyond theLab feature Individual Differences boxes with illustrativeitems from scales used to measure variables discussed in thechapters Clear conclusions, further reading and learning questions totrack your progression Concise biographies of Leaders in the Field , bothclassic and contemporary scholars from across the globe who havehad a major impact on their research area Resources designed to aid learning and help both instructors andstudents including test banks, lecture slides and further readingcan also be found on the book s accompanying website at www.wiley.com/college/hewstone . Combining its traditional academic rigour with a contemporarylevel of cohesion, accessibility, pedagogy and instructor support,the fifth edition of An Introduction to Social Psychology provides the definitive guide to the engaging and ever–evolvingfield of social psychology.
About the Author
Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at theUniversity of Oxford. His current work centres on the reduction ofintergroup conflict via intergroup contact, stereotype change, andcrossed categorization. Professor Hewstone is a former editor ofthe British Journal of Social Psychology and co–foundingeditor of the European Review of Social Psychology. He hasalso been the recipient of numerous prizes including the SpearmanMedal (1987) and the Presidents′ Award for DistinguishedContributions to Psychological Knowledge (2001), from the BritishPsychological Society. He has authored and edited several books,including Psychology (2005, Blackwell) and MinorityInfluence and Innovation (2010, Taylor and Francis).
Wolfgang Stroebe has taught social psychology atuniversities in the USA, UK, Germany and The Netherlands and is nowProfessor at Utrecht University and the University of Groningen,both in the Netherlands. He is editor with Miles Hewstone of theEuropean Review of Social Psychology. He has authored andco–authored eight books and more than a hundred scientific articlesand chapters on topics of social and health psychology. He isFellow of a great number of international associations and hasreceived numerous awards for his scientific work.
Klaus Jonas has taught social and organizationalpsychology at universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Heis Professor of Social and Business Psychology at the University ofZurich. He has published on attitudes, stereotypes and humanresource management. His current interests concern the influence ofleadership on performance and satisfaction of subordinates.
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