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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, 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.
- 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.
2. Doing Social Psychology Research.
3. The Social Self.
4. Perceiving Persons.
5. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
8. Group Processes.
9. Attraction and Close Relationships.
10. Helping Others.