Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies

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Joanne R Smith, S Alexander Haslam
SAGE, Jun 22, 2012 - Psychology - 224 pages
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Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted.

Revisiting the Classic Studies in Social Psychology traces 12 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Asch, Festinger, Milgram, Sherif, Tajfel and Zimbardo to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired.

Suitable for students on social psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an enquiring mind

 

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Contents

An Introduction to Classic Studies in Social Psychology
1
1 Social Facilitation and Social Loafing
11
2 Attitudes and Behavior
27
3 Cognitive Dissonance
42
4 Norm Formation
57
5 Conformity
76
6 Minority Influence
91
7 Obedience
106
8 Tyranny
126
9 Intergroup Relations and Conflict
142
10 Discrimination
160
11 Stereotyping and Prejudice
178
12 Helping in Emergencies
192
Author Index
209
Subject Index
214
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S. Alexander Haslam is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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