Social Psychology, 9th Edition

  • Saul Kassin Williams College
  • Steven Fein Williams College
  • Hazel Rose Markus Stanford University
  • ISBN-10: 1133957757
  • ISBN-13: 9781133957751
  • 752 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, the aim to bring the outside world into the field of social psychology, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday lives, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Ninth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the text also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. Coverage of culture and diversity is integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.


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  • "Putting Common Sense to the Test" challenges students' commonly held notions by asking them to predict answers to deceptively simple true/false questions that open each chapter. The related text discussion for each question is annotated in the margin, and full answers are provided at the end of the chapter.
  • A current events emphasis incorporates real-world examples and timely events, underscoring social psychology's widespread relevance and helping students see their world through a social psychologist's eyes.
  • Marginal quotes provide thought-provoking facts, findings, poll results, quotes, and more to pique students' interest and stimulate their critical thinking.

What's New

  • Cutting-edge and current research is highlighted throughout the text. This edition includes new sections on trends in social psychology; behavioral economics, embodied cognition, and other interdisciplinary approaches; the evolution of self-deception; "wishful seeing"; attitude embodiment effects; and the evolutionary psychology of conspicuous consumption.
  • Increased emphasis is placed on developments within five important domains: social neuroscience, embodied cognition, evolutionary theory, implicit processes, and cultural perspectives.
  • Extensive new coverage on areas relevant to students' lives includes the new controversies concerning values and science (e.g. discussion of recent cases of academic fraud), emerging science on how to increase happiness, gender differences in expressions of love, and exerting self-control.
  • The inclusion of more multicultural research is evidenced in new discussions of cultural differences in mirror self-recognition, applied research on improving the academic success of African American students, and a new section entitled "Trust, Belonging, and Reducing Stereotype Threat." Sections on reducing stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; implicit racism; cultural differences in social support; and sexism are significantly updated.
  • The text contains stories from the news and popular culture that relate to social psychology. Topics include the killing of Travyon Martin, casting in The Hunger Games movie, racist taunting at a variety of sports events around the world, and the scandal at Penn State University as an illustration of group dynamics.
  • New and updated coverage of technology and its applications to social psychology includes digital social influences in the Arab Spring, online dating, prosocial media effects, and research on the effects of media violence on executive functioning and self-control.
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Table of Contents

1. What Is Social Psychology?
2. Doing Social Psychology Research.
3. The Social Self.
4. Perceiving Persons.
5. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
6. Attitudes.
7. Conformity.
8. Group Processes.
9. Attraction and Close Relationships.
10. Helping Others.
11. Aggression.
12. Law.
13. Business.
14. Health.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Saul Kassin

Saul Kassin is Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from Brooklyn College. After receiving his Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the University of Connecticut, he spent one year at the University of Kansas and two years at Purdue University. In 1984, he was awarded a prestigious U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellowship, and in 1985 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology and Law Program at Stanford University. Kassin is author of the textbook PSYCHOLOGY (now in its fourth edition) and has coauthored or edited a number of scholarly books, including DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVIDENCE AND TRIAL PROCEDURE, and THE AMERICAN JURY ON TRIAL. His research interests are in social perception and influence, and their applications to police interrogations and confessions, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, and other aspects of law.

Steven Fein

Steven Fein is Professor of Psychology at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, he received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching at Williams College since 1991, with time spent teaching at Stanford University in 1999. His edited books include EMOTION: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, READINGS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ART OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, MOTIVATED SOCIAL PERCEPTION: THE ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM, and GENDER AND AGGRESSION: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES. He recently completed a term on the executive committee of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. His research interests concern stereotyping and prejudice, suspicion, and sociocultural and motivational influences on person perception.

Hazel Rose Markus

Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She also co-directs the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Before moving to Stanford in 1994, she was a professor at the University of Michigan, where she received her Ph.D. The focus of her work is the sociological shaping of mind and self. Born in England of English parents and raised in San Diego, California, she has been persistently fascinated by how nation of origin, region of the country, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and social class shape self and identity. With her colleague Shinobu Kitayama at the University of Michigan, she has pioneered the experimental study of how culture and self influence one another. Markus was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and is a Fellow of APS, APA, and Division 8. Some of her recent co-edited books include CULTURE AND EMOTION: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF MUTUAL INFLUENCE, ENGAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: THE MULTICULTURAL CHALLENGE IN LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES, and JUST SCHOOLS: PURSUING EQUAL EDUCATION IN SOCIETIES OF DIFFERENCE.

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