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Overview

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, Tenth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. The book integrates classic and contemporary research, and includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology as well as 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. A newsy, relevant, and up-to-date photo program complements the narrative. The text is available with MindTap®, a digital learning experience that features dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and a reader.

Saul Kassin, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from Brooklyn College. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, he spent time at the University of Kansas, Purdue University, the Federal Judicial Center, Stanford University, and Williams College. He is an author or editor of several books -- including PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THE AMERICAN JURY ON TRIAL, and THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVIDENCE AND TRIAL PROCEDURE. Interested in social-psychological causes of wrongful convictions, Dr. Kassin pioneered the scientific study of false confessions. His work is cited all over the world -- including by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received several awards for his work on false confessions and has served as a consultant in a number of high profile cases. He has also appeared as a media consultant for all major news networks and in a number of documentaries, including Ken Burns' 2012 film, The Central Park Five.

Steven Fein, Williams College

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, Stanford University

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. Dr. 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.
  • This text is more current than any other text on the market, both in terms of coverage of scholarship and in terms of connections to events in the real world domains of sports, music, technology, business, world politics, and events closer to home -- such as social media effects, online dating, same-sex marriage, Uber and Airbnb, and cybervetting. These connections can be found on almost every page of text and in the newsy, up-to-date photo program.
  • In addition to discussing effects of social media and cultural perspectives (including social class and racial and ethnic groups within cultures), new and expanded content highlights developments in social neuroscience, evolutionary theory, and implicit and nonconscious processes. Topics include the social brain and body (Ch. 1); ethics and consent in online research (Ch. 2); attributing mind to machines (Ch. 4); racial tensions sparked by police shootings (Ch. 5); collective intelligence (Ch. 8); the neuroscience of empathy (Ch. 10); and alibis as eyewitnesses to innocence (Ch. 12).
  • A numbered list of "Top Ten Key Points" at the end of each chapter provides students with a shorthand summary of the major takeaway messages.
  • "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.
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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