Social Psychology: Unraveling the Mystery

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Allyn & Bacon, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 648 pages
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The two central themes of this book are (1) social behavior is goal directed; and 2) social behavior is the result of interactions between the person and the situation. The book begins by describing the field, then moves on to discuss the systems that affect social behavior; social cognition; self-presentation; persuasion; social influence; affiliation, love, and romantic relationships; prosocial and aggressive behavior; prejudice; groups; and global social dilemmas.

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DOUGLAS T. KENRICK is a Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. His work has been covered in "Newsweek", the "New York Times", and "Psychology Today". Kenrick lives in Tempe, Arizona.

Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. holds dual appointments at Arizona State University. He is a W. P. Carey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Regents' Professor of Psychology, and has been named Distinguished Graduate Research Professor. Dr. Cialdini is also president of Influence At Work, an international training and consulting company based on his groundbreaking body of research on the ethical business applications of the science of influence.

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