Applied Social Psychology (Paperback)
|This comprehensive and accessible textbook overviews the applications of social psychology to a wide range of problems and issues in contemporary society. With internationally respected contributors who survey the major developments in their fields, this practical guide incorporates advice, examples and reading lists. |
The first part of the book outlines a number of general frameworks that inform the applications of social psychology, namely language, attitudes, decision-making and survey research; Part Two focuses on major behavioural domains, including health and economic behaviour; Part Three explains the relationship between social psychology and social institutions, highlighting, for instance, the media, law and politic
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Comprehensive and timely, Applied Social Psychology offers an overview of the applications of social psychology to a wide range of issues in contemporary psychology. Featuring internationally renowned contributors, this text provides a coherent survey of the key developments in a range of fields. The chapters provide a framework of key topics that impinge in the applications of social psychology in society, such as language, attitudes, decision making, and survey research, as well as focus on major behavioral domains, including health and economic behavior. The text further explains the relationship between psychology and social institutions, such as the law and the media and addresses the broader social and cultural implications of contemporary social psychology, covering major issues such as violence, aging, and cross-cultural concerns. Applied Social Psychology provides core information for undergraduate and graduate-level students studying applied social psychology, social psychology, and social cognition.