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Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
This book does an excellent job of explaining social psychology, comprehensively covering subjects including self esteem, self presentation, stereotypes, prejudice, sexism, racism & how to reduce the aforementioned, the link between attitudes and behavior, conformity, compliance, obedience (it explains the Milgram Shock Research test and the Jewish Holocaust), group dynamics & group processes, attraction and close relationships, helping others, the origins of aggression, its situational influences & media effects, and how it can be applied in jury selection & deliberation, confession evidence, lie detector tests, eye witness testimony, in performance appraisals, leadership, motivation, economic decision making, & in health, as it explains how stress can affect it and how to effectively cope with it.
It cites numerous studies throughout the text, gives a summary of subjects presented and a self test labeled "Putting Common Sense to the Test" at the end of each chapter, provides many charts and tables to assist in illustration, has a 6 page glossary of terms & 81 pages of cited references at the end of book
I agree with the 5 star review by Ms. Amie Rudolph (September 22, 2013), as it is a wonderful source of social & psychological material and the 4 star review by Gian Fiero (October 11, 2011) that "...(the authors have) combined their expertise and efforts to create a contemporary and highly meticulous introduction to social psychology which provides a breadth and depth of knowledge that offers lucid insights into how we, as individuals, think, feel, and behave in a social context."
Here are a couple of worthy quotes from the book.
On trying to avoid stereotypes (p.145) "Rather than try to suppress thoughts about a stereotyped group, one of the best strategies for avoiding the influence of stereotypes is to try instead to activate thoughts about the individual who happens to be a member of that group. When we have specific, personal information about an individual, stereotypes and other preconceptions can lose relevance and have less impact on how we respond to that person."
On resiliency or hardiness (p. 523): "...hardy people have three characteristics: (1)commitment, a sense of purpose with regard to one's work, family, and other domains, (2)challenge, an openness to new experiences and a desire to embrace change, (3)control, the belief that one has the power to influence future outcomes."