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Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

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Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Hammond Tarry, Adler School of Professional Psychology

Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

Copyright Year: 2014

ISBN 13: 9781774200155

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Linda Nidelkoff, Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University on 3/29/24

This text is written from an applied perspective. In choosing this emphasis, one that appeals to our current student population, the authors have chosen to introduce the paradigms of research and theory in a somewhat fragemented order and less... read more

Reviewed by Jay Brown, Professor of Psychology, Texas Wesleyan University on 2/6/24

Social psychology is both a basic and an applied field. I'd like to see more emphasis on the applied side. read more

Reviewed by Bettina Spencer, Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary's College on 4/11/23

This book covers all of the main topics I want my undergraduate students to know in a Social Psychology course. The classic research (cognitive dissonance, bystander effect, conformity, social categorization, etc.) are all there as well as more... read more

Reviewed by Ketevan Mosashvili, Part-time faculty, Bridgewater State University on 12/6/22

The book is covering all major topics/areas in social psychology presenting essential and fundamental texts for each topic. read more

Reviewed by Martin Laubach, Professor, Marshall University on 10/12/22, updated 12/6/22

There are many points of divergence from the textbook’s psychological perspective where I need to lecture, like Mead and the self, Stryker and identities, Goffman and dramaturgy, but I also bring in cutting edge material like Barrett’s work on the... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introducing Social Psychology
  • 2. Social Cognition
  • 3. The Self
  • 4. Attitudes, Behavior, and Persuasion
  • 5. Perceiving Others
  • 6. Influencing and Conforming
  • 7. Liking and Loving
  • 8. Helping and Altruism
  • 9. Aggression
  • 10. Working Groups: Performance and Decision Making
  • 11. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
  • 12. Competition and Cooperation in Our Social Worlds

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About the Book

Helping students organize their thinking about social psychology at a conceptual level.

About the Contributors


Rajiv Jhangiani is a core faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada, and an Open Learning Faculty Member at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada, where he teaches a variety of courses including social psychology, personality psychology, conservation psychology, and the psychology of genocide. He completed his PhD in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2008. Dr. Jhangiani’s research focuses on political violence, social cognition, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. His research has been supported by agencies including the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, & Violence. Dr. Jhangiani is a Faculty Fellow with the BC Open Textbook Project, the Director of Research, Resources, and Special Initiatives on the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Early Career Psychologists Committee, a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Task Force on Undergraduate Skills Assessment, and an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning & Teaching. Among other honours, Dr. Jhangiani is the recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the University of British Columbia and the Roberta Sigel Award from the International Society of Political Psychology.

Hammond Tarry is a faculty member at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver, Canada, and at Capilano University, North Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Tarry completed his doctoral research in psychology in 2001 at the University of Oxford, U.K. His thesis was entitled Delinquency, Moral Reasoning, and Social Control. He has published and supervised research on topics including sociomoral development, political orientation, attitudes toward institutional authority, and reputation management. He teaches a wide range of courses, including social psychology, group dynamics, research methods, and introductory psychology. He has a particular interest in open textbooks from a social justice perspective.

Charles Stangor is professor of psychology at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at the New School for Social Research, Michigan State University, and the University of Tübingen in Germany. He received his BA from Beloit College in 1973 and his PhD from New York University in 1986. Dr. Stangor is the recipient of research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and from the National Science Foundation. He has published seven books and over seventy research articles and book chapters and has served as an associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology. He is a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society. He has served as the chair of the executive committee and is currently executive officer for the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Dr. Stangor’s research interests concern the development of stereotypes and prejudice and their influences upon individuals who are potential victims of discrimination. Dr. Stangor regularly teaches social psychology, research methods, and, at the graduate level, Fundamentals of Social Psychology and Group Processes. Dr. Stangor is chair of the undergraduate committee in the psychology department and has won the distinguished teaching award from the University of Maryland. Dr. Stangor also serves as the chair of the psychology department’s human subjects committee.

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