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Title The message of social psychology : perspectives on mind in society / edited by Craig McGarty and S. Alexander Haslam
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1997


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Description xiii, 389 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction and a short history of social psychology / Craig McGarty and S. Alexander Haslam -- 2. The theory of cognitive dissonance: The evolution and vicissitudes of an idea / Elliot Aronson -- 3. Discursive, rhetorical, and ideological messages / Michael Billig -- 4. On the social origins of human nature / Marilynn B. Brewer -- 5. Organizing social-psychological explanations / Willem Doise -- 6. Predicting, understanding, and changing socially relevant behaviors: Lessons learned / Martin Fishbein -- 7. Let social psychology be faddish or, at least, heterogeneous / Susan T. Fiske and Jacques-Philippe Leyens -- 8. Social psychology as social construction: The emerging vision / Kenneth J. Gergen -- 9. Social life as rule-governed patterns of joint action / Rom Harre -- 10. Beliefs, knowledge, and meaning from the perspective of the perceiver: Need for structure-order / O. J. Harvey -- 11. Three lessons from social psychology: Multiple levels of analysis, methodological pluralism, and statistical sophistication / Miles Hewstone -- 12. Biases in social cognition: "Aboutness" as a general principle / E. Tory Higgins -- 13. Dynamic social impact: The societal consequences of human interaction / Bibb Latane -- 14. Going beyond the banalities of bubbapsychology: A perspectivist social psychology / William J. McGuire -- 15. Situations, belongingness, attitudes, and culture: Four lessons learned from social psychology / Antony S. R. Manstead -- 16. Nonmaterial beliefs: Theory and research in cultural social psychology / Albert Pepitone -- 17. The evolution of theory and research in social psychology: From single to multiple effect and process models of persuasion / Richard E. Petty -- 18. The relevance of language for social psychology / Gun R. Semin -- 19. Integrating the psychological and the social to understand human behavior / Eliot R. Smith and Diane M. Mackie -- 20. "In the beginning there is society": Lessons from a sociological social psychology / Sheldon Stryker -- 21. The social psychology of "Invictus": Conceptual and methodological approaches to indomitability / Peter Suedfeld -- 22. A cross-cultural perspective on social psychology / Harry C. Triandis -- 23. The socially structured mind / John C. Turner and Penelope J. Oakes
Summary Social psychology is a staggeringly broad sub-discipline that is characterized by many different approaches. In this book twenty-five of the world's most eminent social psychologists address what they see as the principal lessons to be learned from the study of social psychology. In doing this they provide their own provocative and original answers to the key questions for social psychology and other related social sciences, as well as a wealth of specific, up-to-date insights into the practical applications of social psychology, its key phenomena and theoretical ideas, the history of the field, and the practice of conducting social-psychological research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Social psychology.
Author Haslam, S. Alexander.
McGarty, Craig.
LC no. 96016494
ISBN 0631197796 (alk. paper)
0631197818 (paperback: alk. paper)