Knowing People: The Personal Use of Social Psychology
Social psychology studies one of civilization's most central concerns: human relationships. By understanding people's beliefs, attitudes, and desires, individuals can fashion relationships that benefit all involved, rather than one person or group at the expense of another. Written with a friendly style and engaging, accessible language, the second edition of the popular textbook Knowing People selects some of the best research in social psychology and shows how it can improve people's lives. This revised and updated edition includes clear descriptions of the latest research and adds a new chapter on leadership and emotion. Not only does Knowing People appeal to individual readers interested in improving their relationships, but it is also valuable as a supplemental text in a wide variety of social science, business, and professional courses_in all areas where successful interaction with other people is important.
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This is the first book I've ever read on social psychology, though the subject has intrigued me since college. But Lovaglia's text makes for more than just a great jumping-off point. It's solidly ... Read full review
THE POWER OF THE SITUATION OVER YOU
KNOWING YOURSELF AND OTHER PEOPLE TOO
WHO ARE YOU?
OF SOUND MIND
INFLUENCE GETTING PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO YOU
PERSUASION WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CONVINCE YOU?
YOUR PLACE IN THE WORKPLACE
WHY IM PREJUDICED
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