Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 March 2010

448 Pages | 7 illus.

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199733996

Bookseller Code (04)

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Classic and Contemporary Perspectives in Social Psychology

A Reader

Sharon E. Preves and Jeylan T. Mortimer

Classic and Contemporary Perspectives in Social Psychology illuminates the dynamic linkages among social organization, interaction processes, attitudes, and the self. It exposes students to the broad range of topics of interest to social psychologists and to the diverse methods that they use. Bringing together a wide variety of captivating classic and contemporary selections, this anthology includes work from a symbolic interactionist perspective as well as studies informed by expectation states theory, experimental social psychology, and life course sociology. The selections address the social psychological underpinnings and outcomes of group dynamics, social stratification, bureaucracy, deviant behavior, globalization, and technological change. The reader's innovative structure allows students to experience the foundational work of influential sociologists and psychologists through the lens of cutting-edge issues.

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