|About the book|
Based on the bestselling text, Social Psychology, 10th Edition, Exploring Social Psychology, 6th Edition succinctly explores social psychological science and its applications to contemporary issues and everyday life. Thirty-one short modules—each readable in a single sitting—introduce students to important social phenomena and to how scientists discover and explain such phenomena.
Throughout, students are challenged to think critically about such issues as:
• How does our thinking – both conscious and unconscious – drive our behavior'
• What leads people sometimes to hurt and sometimes to help one another'
• What kindles social conflict, and how can we transform closed fists into helping hands'
Answering these and other questions, Exploring Social Psychology, 6th Edition expands our self-understanding and sensitizes us to the social forces that pull our strings.
This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Social Psychology, 4/e with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Social Psychology textbooks by Myers.
|About the author|
David G. Myers is the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Michigan's Hope College, where students have voted him "Outstanding Professor." Myers' love of teaching psychology is manifest in his writings for the lay public. His articles have appeared in two-dozen magazines and he has authored or co-authored ten books, including The Pursuit of Happiness (Avon, 1993) and The American Paradox (Yale University Press, 2000). Also an award-winning researcher, Myers received the Gordon Allport Prize from Division 9 of the American Psychological Association for his work on group polarization. His scientific articles have appeared in more than two-dozen journals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Science, and the American Psychologist. He has served his discipline as consulting editor to the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In his spare time he has chaired his city's Human Relations Commission, helped found a community action agency which assists impoverished families, and spoken to dozens of collegiate and religious groups. David and Carol Myers are parents of two sons and a daughter.
|Table of contents|
Myers Exploring Social Psychology 5th Edition
PART ONE Introducing Social Psychology
MODULE 1 Doing Social Psychology
MODULE 2 Did You Know It All Along'
MODULE 3 Self-Concept: Who Am I'
PART TWO Social Thinking
MODULE 4 Self-Serving Bias
MODULE 5 The Power of Positive Thinking
MODULE 6 The Fundamental Attribution Error
MODULE 7 The Powers and Perils of Intuition
MODULE 8 Reasons for Unreason
MODULE 9 Behavior and Belief
MODULE 10 Clinical Intuition
MODULE 11 Clinical Therapy: The Powers of Social Cognition
PART THREE Social Influence
MODULE 12 Human Nature and Cultural Diversity
MODULE 13 Gender, Genes, and Culture
MODULE 14 How Nice People Get Corrupted
MODULE 15 Two Routes to Persuasion
MODULE 16 Indoctrination and Inoculation
MODULE 17 The Mere Presence of Others
MODULE 18 Many Hands Make Diminished Responsibility
MODULE 19 Doing Together What We Would Never Do Alone
MODULE 20 How Groups Intensify Decisions
MODULE 21 Power to the Person h3>
PART FOUR Social Relations
MODULE 22 The Reach of Prejudice
MODULE 23 The Roots of Prejudice
MODULE 24 The Nature and Nurture of Aggression
MODULE 25 Does the Media Influence Social Behavior'
MODULE 26 Who Likes Whom'
MODULE 27 The Ups and Downs of Love
MODULE 28 Causes of Conflict
MODULE 29 Blessed Are the Peacemakers
MODULE 30 When Do People Help'
MODULE 31 Social Psychology and the Sustainable Future