Based on the bestselling text, Social Psychology, 10th Edition, Exploring Social Psychology, 6th Edition succinctly explores social psychological science and its applications to contemporary issues and everyday life. Thirty-one short modules—each readable in a single sitting—introduce students to important social phenomena and to how scientists discover and explain such phenomena.
Throughout, students are challenged to think critically about such issues as:
• How does our thinking – both conscious and unconscious – drive our behavior?
• What leads people sometimes to hurt and sometimes to help one another?
• What kindles social conflict, and how can we transform closed fists into helping hands?
Answering these and other questions, Exploring Social Psychology, 6th Edition expands our self-understanding and sensitizes us to the social forces that pull our strings.
About the Author
David G. Myers is the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Michigan’s Hope College, where students have voted him “Outstanding Professor.” Myers’ love of teaching psychology is manifest in his writings for the lay public. His articles have appeared in two-dozen magazines and he has authored or co-authored ten books, including The Pursuit of Happiness (Avon, 1993) and The American Paradox (Yale University Press, 2000). Also an award-winning researcher, Myers received the Gordon Allport Prize from Division 9 of the American Psychological Association for his work on group polarization. His scientific articles have appeared in more than two-dozen journals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Science, and the American Psychologist. He has served his discipline as consulting editor to the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In his spare time he has chaired his city’s Human Relations Commission, helped found a community action agency which assists impoverished families, and spoken to dozens of collegiate and religious groups. David and Carol Myers are parents of two sons and a daughter.
I really enjoyed reading this book even though it was required reading for my psychology class. The concepts were fascinating and even though most of them were commonsense, they were ideas that had never occurred to me and were interesting to ponder about. If you’re studying psychology I would definitely recommend this book, or if you’re just interested in learning about social behavior I would recommend this book to you as well.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 6th edition (January 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0078035171
- ISBN-13: 978-0078035173
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.3 x 8.7 inches