Social Psychology, Volume 1

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Elliot Aronson, Anthony R. Pratkanis
E. Elgar Pub., 1993 - Psychology - 1968 pages
The International Library of Critical Writings in Psychology, Social Psychology volumes a carefully selected set of important contributions, which compares favourably to the excellent SPSSI collections produced in the 1950s and 1960s. At the same time, this collection is much more extensive and comprehensive than those valuable earlier collections. The decision to produce the writings in photo-reproduction form makes them especially useful as a scholarly resource. Anthony G. Greenwald, Department of Washington, US Teachers and students of social psychology will delight in having available for the first time this wonderful resource of original articles and chapters that have shaped the intellectual direction of their discipline. Aronson and Pratkanis have culled the most influential materials from dozens of American and European journals that illuminate the nature of social psychology in all its complex richness. Within the 19 separate categories spanning this three volume set, the authors have organised a wealth of information for ready access making it likely that it will prove to be frequently used invaluable reference work. Philip Zimbardo, Stanford University, US This major reference work is a collection of over 125 of the best, most significant and influential articles in the field of social psychology. The three volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the field of social psychology including such topics as social cognition, attribution, attitudes, self, conformity, persuasion, groups, aggression, attraction, racism and research methods. Each article was selected on the basis of its contribution to the advancement of social psychological knowledge and to provide the reader with a representative sampling of the best articles in each of the major sub-fields (topics) of social psychology. Social Psychology covers over 70 years of social psychological research including articles of great historical significance and contemporary pieces destined to become classics in the field. It will be an essential reference source to those teaching graduate seminars as well as to the generalist seeking primary sources to provide an in-depth overview of the field of social psychology.

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