Theories in Social Psychology

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Derek Chadee
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 23, 2011 - Psychology - 320 pages
Theories in Social Psychology is an edited volume that identifies and discusses in-depth the important theoretical perspectives and theories that underlie the discipline of social psychology.
  • The only current book focusing specifically on the theories within social psychology
  • Brings together a range of distinguished scholars in the field of social psychology – including Bertram F. Malle, Paul R. Nail, Richard E. Petty, Thomas Mussweiler, Faye J. Crosby, Miles Hewstone, Richard J. Crisp and Mein Koslowsky
  • Critically discusses important perspectives and theories in the discipline allowing a deeper understanding of the theoretical framework
  • Allows students and academics to reflect on theories and opens up future areas of enquiry

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List of Contributors
Reactance Theory Revisited
Cognitive Dissonance
Motives Standards
Understanding the Dynamics
Critical Assessment of Equity
Interdependence in Social Interaction
From Culture
From Gestalt Cybernetics
Influencing Perceptions of Self

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About the author (2011)

DEREK CHADEE is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, where he is also Director of the ANSA McAL Psychological Research Centre. He is co-editor of Current Themes in Social Psychology (2006) with Jason Young, and has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the British Journal of Criminology, International Victimization, and Media and Culture.

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