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Social Psychology, Global Edition

Social Psychology, Global Edition

9th Edition

Elliot Aronson, Timothy Wilson, Samuel Sommers

Dec 2017, Paperback, 624 pages
ISBN13: 9781292186542
ISBN10: 1292186542
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Make research relevant through a storytelling approach.
Social Psychology introduces the key concepts of the field through an acclaimed storytelling approach that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, Robin Akert, and new co-author Sam Sommers present the classic studies that have driven the discipline alongside the cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology.

MyLabTM Psychology not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information.


MyLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

1. Introducing Social Psychology
2. Methodology: How Social Psychologists Do Research
3. Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social World
4. Social Perception: How We Come to Understand Other People
5. The Self: Understanding Ourselves in a Social Context
6. The Need to Justify Our Actions: The Costs and Benefits of Dissonance Reduction
7. Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts and Feelings
8. Conformity: Influencing Behavior
9. Group Processes: Influence in Social Groups
10. Interpersonal Attraction: From First Impressions to Close Relationships
11. Prosocial Behavior: Why Do People Help?
12. Aggression: Why Do We Hurt Other People? Can We Prevent It?
13. Prejudice: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION 1 — Making a Difference with Social Psychology: Attaining a Sustainable Future
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION 2 — Social Psychology and Health
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION 3 — Social Psychology and the Law

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

An engaging storytelling approach that emphasizes relevance and applications

· Try It! exercises throughout the text invite students to apply specific social psychology concepts to their everyday behavior, encouraging them to become more active participants in the learning process. Many of these exercises have been updated for the Ninth Edition.

· Opening vignettes introduce real-life examples that illustrate the concepts to come. These compelling stories are referred to throughout each chapter, to help students stay focused on the chapter narrative.

· Mini-stories woven into each chapter illustrate specific content while bringing the material to life. Each of these compelling stories pairs a real-life phenomenon that is designed to pique students’ interest with an experiment that attempts to explain that phenomenon.



A framework that aids comprehension and boosts retention

· NEW! Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter guide students as they work through the text. The learning objectives are repeated in the sections of the chapter in which they are most relevant, as well as in the chapter-ending summary.

· Each chapter’s headings and subheadings indicate a clear framework for course content, helping students to see the “big picture” of where the chapter is going as well as to draw connections between sections.

· NEW! All major sections of every chapter now end with review quizzes to help students better master course material.

· Chapter-ending summaries offer a succinct shorthand presentation of the chapter information, helping students review what they’ve read and prepare for exams.

· Key terms are set in bold at the first instance they appear in the narrative, and defined in the margin. Students may also look up key terms in the alphabetical glossary at the end of this textbook.



A balanced approach to research

· Social Psychology presents a balance of classic and contemporary research in the field. Including cornerstone studies alongside more recent research, the authors help students to appreciate the continuity and depth of the ever-evolving field of social psychology.

· NEW! The Ninth Edition has been updated significantly with numerous references to new research.

MyLabTM Psychology not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

· An individualized study plan for each student, based on performance on chapter pre-tests, helps students focus on the specific topics where they need the most support. The personalized study plan arranges content from less-complex thinking, like remembering and understanding—to more-complex critical thinking skills—like applying and analyzing, and is based on Bloom’s taxonomy. Every level of the study plan provides a formative assessment quiz.

· Media assignments for each chapter — including videos with assignable questions — feed directly into the gradebook, enabling instructors to track student progress automatically.

· The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime and anywhere, and any way they want, including listening online.

· Writing Space provides everything you need to foster better writing, all in one place. It's a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide writing resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily. And thanks to integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.

· Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive, student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with MyLab & Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:

o Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills.

o Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling.

o Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class.

o Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

· Current, comprehensive, and cutting edge, the MyLab Psychology Video Series for Social Psychology covers the most recent research, science, and applications. Clips from ABC’s wildly popular What Would You Do? series and help students discover how real people in real-world scenarios bring to life classic concepts in social psychology. The video series is also available to adopters on a DVD. Contact your Pearson representative for more information.