Social Psychology and Human Nature, Comprehensive Edition

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2013 - Psychology - 832 pages
You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 7 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense, and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 3rd Edition can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all--the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Contents

Preface
The Mission and the Method
Culture and Nature
The Self
Choices and Actions The Self in Control
Social Cognition
Emotion and Affect
Attitudes Beliefs and Consistency
Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
Groups
Applying Social Psychology to Consumer Behavior
Applying Social Psychology to Health
Applying Social Psychology to the Workplace
Applying Social Psychology to Law
Applying Social Psychology to the Environment
Glossary

Social Influence and Persuasion
Prosocial Behavior Doing Whats Best for Others
Aggression and Antisocial Behavior
Attraction and Exclusion
Close Relationships Passion Intimacy and Sexuality

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