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Social Psychology for Dummies - (For Dummies) by Daniel Richardson (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 310

Genre: Psychology

Series Title: For Dummies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: For Dummies

Author: Daniel Richardson

Language: English

TCIN: 77967012
UPC: 9781118770542
Item Number (DPCI): 247-70-0457


Learn about:

  • All the major theories and topics in the field
  • Engaging and exciting research studies
  • Connections between social psychology and everyday life
  • Ways to read and write papers more effectively

Your complete guide to getting ahead or catching up on the topic of social psychology

Whether you want to catch up or get ahead, this book is the resource you need! Get an engaging, accessible overview of the topic, and then dig into the details of social psychology tools and tactics, the relationship between attitudes and behaviours, cognitive dissonance and many other topics. Get going in no time with this complete guide!

  • Investigate social psychology -- get an overview of what social psychology is, what tools the discipline makes use of and much more
  • Attitudes and actions -- dive into the details of attitudes, actions and more, including implicit attitudes, self-perception theory and parental idealisation
  • Think about yourself and others -- explore how we construct a sense of self, develop biases and make fundamental attribution errors
  • The social influence -- discover the power of social influence, theories of authority and concepts of commitment
  • All about relationships -- find out about interpersonal relationships, notions of physical attraction, nuances of group thinking and more
  • A deeper look -- get tips on what to keep in mind when reading social psychology articles and how to spot flaws

Open the book and find:

  • An overview of the scope of social psychology
  • The tools and tactics used by social psychologists
  • Explorations of attitudes and behaviours
  • Discussions on conformity, obedience and persuasion
  • Details on group thinking and cross-cultural differences
  • A full exploration of self-identity
  • Information on social categorisation and biases
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