Applied social psychology
This accessible textbook provides an overview of the applications of social psychology to a wide range of problems and issues in contemporary society. The editors have assembled a team of internationally respected contributors who survey the major developments in their fields. The book is divided into four sections: · Part One outlines a number of general frameworks that inform the applications of social psychology, namely language, attitudes, decision-making and survey research. · Part Two focuses on major behavioural domains, including health and economic behaviour. · Part Three explains the relationship between social psychology and social institutions, highlighting, for instance, the media, law and politics. · Part Four addresses the broader social and cultural implications of contemporary social psychology, covering such key concerns as violence, ageing and cross-cultural questions. Comprehensive and wide-ranging, this book presents students with a practical guide to the issues and debates arising in applied social psychology. Incorporating advice, examples and reading lists, Applied Social Psychology will be an invaluable resource for all students of psychology, in particular social psychology.
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Normative theories of decision making
Judgement and Decision Making
Affect and decision making
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