Social Psychology

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1999 - Psychology - 631 pages
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This complete overview of human social behavior integrates a sociological perspective with an emphasis on empirical research. The authors use sociological concepts and theory to stress the influences of culture, social structure, and groups on the individual.

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Research Methods in Social Psychology

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H. Andrew Michener received a B.A. in sociology and economics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He served for many years as Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and he has published numerous experimental studies of n-person games, group decision-making, coalition formation, bilateral negotiation, and interpersonal influence. He serves currently as Managing Director of Vantage Analytics, where he is engaged in the formulation and testing of trading systems for the equities and derivatives markets. Dr. Michener is a member of the American Sociological Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

John D. DeLamater, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received his education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1969. He has been teaching the undergraduate course in social psychology since 1970, and graduate courses and seminars in the area since 1981. He leads a seminar on teaching for graduate students, and has won several teaching awards. His current research and writing are focused on the effects of life-course transitions on sexuality. He has published papers on the effects of having a child, of dual career couples, of divorce, and influences on sexual desire among men and women over 45. His current research is concerned with sexual behavior in later life, and the extent and ways that couples negotiate various non-monogamous lifestyles.

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