Social Psychology

Sociological Perspectives

Author: David E. Rohall,Melissa A. Milkie,Jeffrey Lucas,Jeffrey W. Lucas

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205923704

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 2659

Details the contributions of sociology to the field of psychology. Written by a team of sociologist, Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives, 3/e introduces readers to social psychology by focusing on the contributions of sociology to the field of social psychology. The text discusses the field of sociological social psychology in terms of its three major dimensions: symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes. Within each chapter, each major topic is examined from each of these perspectives. This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Identify the contributions of sociology to the field of psychology. Discuss the field of sociological social psychology in terms of its three major dimensions: symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes. 0205959806 / 9780205959808 Social Psychology Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 020523500X / 9780205235001 Social Psychology 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

Knowing People

The Personal Use of Social Psychology

Author: Michael J. Lovaglia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547728

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

View: 3575

Social psychology studies one of civilization's most central concerns: human relationships. With its friendly style and engaging, accessible language, Knowing People selects some of the best research in social psychology and shows how it can improve people's lives. By understanding people's beliefs, attitudes, and desires, individuals can fashion relationships that benefit all concerned, rather than one person or group at the expense of another.

Social stratification

class, race, and gender in sociological perspective

Author: David B. Grusky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813310657

Category: Social Science

Page: 750

View: 4552

"The field of stratification is being transformed and reshaped by advances in theory and quantitative modeling as well as by new approaches to the analysis of economic, racial, and gender inequality. A"

Individual and Society

Sociological Social Psychology

Author: Lizabeth A. Crawford,Katherine B. Novak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351978667

Category: Social Science

Page: 594

View: 6894

Unlike other texts for undergraduate sociological social psychology courses, this text presents the three distinct traditions in sociological social psychology—symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes and structures—and emphasizes the different theoretical frameworks within which social psychological analyses are conducted within each research tradition. With this approach, the authors make clear the link between sociological social psychology, theory, and methodology. Students will gain a better understanding of how and why social psychologists trained in sociology ask particular kinds of questions; the types of research they are involved in; and how their findings have been, or can be, applied to contemporary societal patterns and problems. This new, second edition includes the latest research on topics related to current events and changing societal patterns; more detailed discussions on intersectionality, social media, and contemporary social movements; as well as a new concluding chapter that asks students to reflect on what they have learned about sociological social psychology and its applicability to contemporary social issues. Engaging exercises and group activities are also embedded within in each chapter to enhance students’ understanding of key concepts, theories, methods and research findings within the field and how they relate to everyday life.


Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies

Author: Maria Montserrat Guibernau i Berdún,Montserrat Guibernau

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745655068

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 8951

It is commonly assumed that we live in an age of unbridled individualism, but in this important new book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the need to belong to a group or community - from peer groups and local communities to ethnic groups and nations - is a pervasive and enduring feature of modern social life. The power of belonging stems from the potential to generate an emotional attachment capable of fostering a shared identity, loyalty and solidarity among members of a given community. It is this strong emotional dimension that enables belonging to act as a trigger for political mobilization and, in extreme cases, to underpin collective violence. Among the topics examined in this book are identity as a political instrument; emotions and political mobilization; the return of authoritarianism and the rise of the new radical right; symbols and the rituals of belonging; loyalty, the nation and nationalism. It includes case studies from Britain, Spain, Catalonia, Germany, the Middle East and the United States. This wide-ranging and cutting-edge book will be of great interest to students and scholars in politics, sociology and the social sciences generally.

Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

Sociological Perspectives

Author: Ronald J. Berger,Paul D. Gregory

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588266316

Category: Social Science

Page: 593

View: 4936

This anthology offers a comprehensive overview of the essential topics in juvenile delinquency and justice. The selections encompass both landmark scholarship and cutting-edge research to expose students to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

Essential Social Psychology

Author: Richard J Crisp,Rhiannon N Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147390837X

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

View: 9367

From aggression to altruism, prejudice to persuasion, Essential Social Psychology 3e introduces students to the discoveries and debates that define social psychology today. It covers both classic and cutting edge research studies and provides plenty of real life examples and illustrations to help students to develop a good understanding of the subject whilst building the confidence to apply this knowledge successfully in assignments and exams. An extensive range of learning aids including a glossary, summary sections and memory maps – combined with an array of features on the student section of the companion website – will help reinforce this learning and check retention at specific milestones throughout the course. New to the third edition: A new full-colour design Two brand new chapters on Applied Social Psychology and Social Psychological Methods Coverage of some developing research perspectives including social neuroscience and evolutionary psychology New ‘Back to the Real World’ textboxes which situate academic findings in the context of the world around you An enhanced SAGE edge™ companion website ( with a suite of features to enhance your learning experience.

Emotions and Social Change

Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Author: David Lemmings,Ann Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135006350

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This edited collection takes a critical perspective on Norbert Elias’s theory of the "civilizing process," through historical essays and contemporary analysis from sociologists and cultural theorists. It focuses on changes in emotional regimes or styles and considers the intersection of emotions and social change, historically and contemporaneously. The book is set in the context of increasing interest among humanities and social science scholars in reconsidering the significance of emotion and affect in society, and the development of empirical research and theorizing around these subjects. Some have labeled this interest as an "affective turn" or a "turn to affect," which suggests a profound and wide-ranging reshaping of disciplines. Building upon complex theoretical models of emotions and social change, the chapters exemplify this shift in analysis of emotions and affect, and suggest different approaches to investigation which may help to shape the direction of sociological and historical thinking and research.

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures

Engaging with Others in a Changing World

Author: Peter B Smith,Ronald Fischer,Vivian L. Vignoles,Michael Harris Bond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446286010

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 4543

Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures Second Edition starts by asking why social psychology needs a cross-cultural perspective. It then examines cultural differences and their origins, before addressing traditional social psychological themes cross-culturally, for example group processes, self and identity, intergroup relations. Themes of contemporary relevance including migration, ethnic conflict and climate change are also covered. Key features: Presentation of concepts and theories made accessible to the reader using practical examples and everyday life experiences from diverse parts of the world Biographical portraits of key researchers in the field Coverage of the appropriate methods for conducting state-of-the-art cross-cultural research This textbook is appropriate for students of social and cross-cultural psychology. It will also interest practitioners wanting to understand the impact of culture on their fields of work, such as international relations, social policy, health promotion, ethnic relations and international business.

Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality

A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Social Psychology and Sociology

Author: Kent L. Sandstrom,Kathryn J. Lively,Daniel D. Martin,Gary Alan Fine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199933754

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 8946

The fourth edition of Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality takes an in-depth approach to introducing students to social psychology from a sociological perspective by focusing on the origins, guiding assumptions, methods, and empirical applications of the leading perspective in this field, symbolic interaction. Written for social psychology courses within the field of sociology, this text offers a comprehensive yet brief guide to symbolic interaction, while presenting strong, vivid examplesthat ground abstract concepts. The fourth edition of Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality provides a new chapter on emotions, which introduces students to interactionist approaches to emotion and provides students with explanations of currently salient emotion theories. The new edition also includes more coverage of race, class, and sexuality, making this textbook both accessible and significant to its inevitably diverse audience of undergraduates. The incorporation of real-world examples and topical issues lends to the contemporary focus of this textbook and allows students to draw connections and think critically about the world around them. The authors engage students with topics that are relevant to their everyday lives, such as self-presentation through social media. A chapter on collective action utilizes recent global events and social movements to analyze various phenomena of social interaction. The text integrates recent sociological studies throughout its discussions, offering a more research-oriented perspective than its competitors. All of these features are supplemented with helpful end-of-chapter pedagogical tools, such as questions for discussion and suggested readings, which also set this textbook apart from its competitors. The fourth edition not only offers a thorough introduction to social psychology and symbolic interactionism, but also interests students by appealing to their personal connections with the subject matter at hand.


A Sociological Introduction

Author: Eamonn Carrabine,Maggy Lee,Paul Iganski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415281687

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

View: 4688

This sociological introduction provides a much-needed textbook for an increasingly popular area of study. Written by a team of authors with a broad range of teaching and individual expertise, it covers almost every module offered in UK criminological courses and will be valuable to students of criminology worldwide. It covers: key traditions in criminology, their critical assessment and more recent developments new ways of thinking about crime and control, including crime and emotions, drugs and alcohol, from a public health perspective different dimensions of the problem of crime and misconduct, including crime and sexuality, crimes against the environment, crime and human rights and organizational deviance key debates in criminological theory the criminal justice system new areas such as the globalization of crime, and crime in cyberspace. Specially designed to be user-friendly, each chapter contains boxed material on current controversies, key thinkers and examples of crime and criminal justice around the world with statistical tables, maps, summaries, critical thinking questions, annotated references and a glossary of key terms, as well as further reading sections and additional resource information as weblinks.

Reflecting Humanity

Biological Psychological and Sociological Perspectives

Author: Lakeita Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781465273468


Page: N.A

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Deaf People and Society

Psychological, Sociological and Educational Perspectives

Author: Irene W. Leigh,Jean F. Andrews

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1315473798

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 6910

Deaf People and Society incorporates multiple perspectives related to the topics of psychology, education, and sociology, including the viewpoints of deaf adults themselves. In doing so, it considers the implications of what it means to be deaf or hard of hearing and how deaf adults’ lives are impacted by decisions that professionals make, whether in the clinic, the school, or when working with family. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and offers current perspectives on the following topics: Etiologies of deafness and the identification process The role of auditory access Cognition, language, communication, and literacy Bilingual, bilingual/bimodal, and monolingual approaches to language learning Educational, legal, and placement aspects Childhood psychological issues Psychological and sociological viewpoints of deaf adults The criminal justice system and deaf people Psychodynamics of interaction between deaf and hearing people Each chapter begins with a set of objectives and concludes with suggested readings for further research. This edition contains 10 new and original case studies, including ones on hearing children of deaf adults, sudden hearing loss, a young deaf adult with mental illness, and more. Written by a seasoned deaf/hearing bilingual team, this unique text continues to be the go-to resource for students and future professionals interested in working with deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.

Inner Lives and Social Worlds

Readings in Social Psychology

Author: James A. Holstein,Jaber F. Gubrium

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195147278

Category: Psychology

Page: 596

View: 2573

Social interaction is the key to this book's approach to social psychology. The essays and readings offer a social psychology of everyday life that emphasises how people interacting with one another assemble both their inner lives and their social worlds. The anthology is designed for classroom adoption as the primary text in undergraduate social psychology courses, primarily those courses taught in the departments of sociology and social sciences.

Being Urban: A Sociology of City Life, 3rd Edition

A Sociology of City Life

Author: David A. Karp,Gregory P. Stone,William C. Yoels,Nicholas P. Dempsey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828563

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 4287

This third edition of a classic urban sociology text examines critical but often-neglected aspects of urban life from a social-psychological theoretical perspective. • Provides a complete analysis of the important social psychological dimensions of urban life that are often overlooked • Supplies a comprehensive description of the 19th-century theoretical roots of urban sociology • Enables readers to see concretely how theories are "applied" to illuminate the operation of a range of urban cultures, processes, and structures • Considers a number of topics that are likely to resonate with readers personally, such as alternative approaches to the concept of "community," the daily organization of city life, and the phenomenon of urban tolerance of diversity • Includes an up-to-date, new chapter on the arts and urban life

Experiencing Cities

Author: Mark Hutter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317529715

Category: Social Science

Page: 540

View: 9449

This extraordinary text for undergraduate urban students is a reflection of Mark Hutter’s academic interests in urban sociology and his life-long passion for experiencing city life. His deep academic roots in the Chicago School of Sociology help inform and appreciate the variety of urban structures and processes and their effect on the everyday lives of people living in cities. This text, however, extends the Chicago School perspective by combining its traditions with a social psychological perspective derived from symbolic interaction and also with a macro-level examination of social organization, social change, stratification and power in the urban context, informed by political economy. This entirely new, 3rd Edition has a global outlook on city life, and a visual presentation unmatched among books in this genre.

Health Psychology

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Deborah Fish Ragin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315512270

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

View: 7600

This textbook takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to studying health psychology. It examines five systems that affect individual health outcomes: individual, family/community, social/physical environment, healthcare systems, and health policy. While grounded in psychology, it incorporates perspectives from anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology. The social ecological perspective on health psychology creates a depth of understanding of the diverse facets of health. This text also examines health from a global perspective by exploring the impact of infectious and chronic illnesses locally, regionally and globally. This new edition includes updated statistics and references throughout, a new chapter on psychoneuroimmunology, and significant changes and updates to the chapters on health care systems and risky health behaviors. It will be of particular interest to undergraduate students. For additional resources, consult, where instructors will find downloadable lecture slides, an instructor manual, and a testbank.

Agency and Communion in Social Psychology

Author: Andrea Abele,Bogdan Wojciszke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351336363

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 8413

What are the ultimate motives that instigate individuals’ behaviours? What are the aims of social perception? How can an individuals’ behaviour be described both from the perspective of the actor and from the perspective of an observer? These are the basic questions that this book addresses using its proposed agency-communion framework. Agency (competence, assertiveness) refers to existence of an organism as an individual, to "getting ahead" and to individual goal-pursuit; communion (warmth, morality) refers to participation of an individual in a larger organism, to "getting along" and to forming bonds. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and use the agency-communion framework to explore a wide variety of topics, such as stereotypes, self-esteem, personality, power, and politics. The reader will profit from the deep insights given by leading researchers. The variety of theoretical approaches and empirical contributions shows that the parsimonious and simple structure of two types of content in behavior, motives, personality, self-concept, stereotypes, and more to build an overarching frame to different phenomena studied in psychology.

Uncovering Social Life

Critical Perspectives from Sociology

Author: Chris Shilling,Philip A. Mellor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317390326

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 3608

In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that ‘all that is solid melts into air’, the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created and maintained assumes renewed urgency. Uncovering Social Life: Critical Perspectives from Sociology explores how contemporary institutional changes erode existing social relationships and identities but also create space for opposition to, or creative adaptation of, these broader shifts. Exploring the threats and opportunities associated with the contemporary age, this book identifies how sociology helps us understand the problems associated with social order and change before focusing on the most important institutional transformations to have occurred in: bodies and health; sex, gender and sexuality; employment; finance; the Internet and new social media; technology and artificial intelligence; religion; governance and terrorism. After a critical introduction placing these issues in their historical and sociological context, theoretical chapters analysing how sociology views the individual/society relationship, and the volatile processes endemic to the modern era, provide an innovative and comprehensive context for these explorations. This book provides a clear and engaging account of social life. Covering a broad range of sociological topics, the diverse chapters are united in a concern with three major themes: the growing complexity of the current era, and the ‘doubled’ identities with which it is associated; the opportunities and constraints such developments pose to different groups; and the capacity of institutional changes to both erode existing social relationships, and create space for the emergence of new collective identities that oppose these structural shifts.

Sociological Perspectives on Sport

The Games Outside the Games

Author: David Karen,Robert E. Washington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973933

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

View: 8571

Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the larger social world. With six original framing essays linking sport to a variety of topics, including race, class, gender, media, politics, deviance, and globalization, and 37 reprinted articles, this text/reader sets a new standard for excellence in teaching sports and society.