- By David G. Myers

Exploring Social Psychology

  • Title: Exploring Social Psychology
  • Author: David G. Myers
  • ISBN: 9780078035173
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • Exploring Social Psychology Based on the bestselling text Social Psychology th Edition Exploring Social Psychology th Edition succinctly explores social psychological science and its applications to contemporary issues an

    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 suchBased 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.

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    1. Wouldn't normally add a textbook to this, but considering I've officially read the whole thing this semester I think it should count toward my reading goal.

    2. David Myers manages to successfully summarize major social psychological theories within a real world and applied framework. His writing style (not just written for academics), examples, and discussions of central topics make social psychology accessible to a broad audience which is something the field needs. He also summarizes scientific results and applies ideas from outside an American context, which I find useful. In addition, I particularly like the final chapter. The topic of sustainabilit [...]

    3. Out of all the college psychology classes I have had the privilege of taking, Social Psych was probably my favorite. This was our assigned text and I read the whole book in a fairly short time. Myers held my attention and even had me laughing at times. Recommended for those interested in psychology!

    4. This textbook and social psychology course helped me review psychological studies with a deeper understanding. The module format, rather than longer chapters, helped to keep the information fresh in my mind when writing papers for the class. I believe it helped my recall of the information.

    5. I read this as part of a Coursera course on Social Psychology because I run into terms in Organizational Development and Coaching that use social psychology terminology. Good approachable text. Version I read on-line was actually newer, but I own the 2000 edition, and find it is very similar with a few updates for 9/11 and the like.

    6. For psych textbook this was clear, humourous and attention keeping. It's definitely one of the better textbooks I've had for a psych course, but then again social behaviour is infinitely more interesting than some very medical type textbooks. The biggest problem with it, is that it's riddled with pop culture references that will be old in no time so it'll need a lot of upgrading.

    7. This was a fun read. The language of the book was very easy to grab, and the writing did kept me interested enough to want to keep reading. The material was light and very easy to understand with the short modules. I learned a lot of social psychological data that I had not previously thought about, so for me this book was very informal.

    8. Although I wasn't too sure how I felt about social psychology at first, by the end of the book, I could truly appreciate and understand all of the minor aspects that went into the field of social psychology.

    9. This text really was a wonderful tool to have a glimpse of social psychology. I'd highly recommend it for anyone interested in the field.

    10. I wish I had had more textbooks like this in undergrad. A bit on the basic side for grad classes though. I'd give it to my future students in a heart beat!

    11. The short chapters are awesome, making this the best textbook to read on MARTA (or any other mass transit system).

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