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Social Psychology

Books on social psychology

Attitudes, Behavior, and Social Context: The Role of Norms and Group Membership edited by Deborah J. Terry and Michael A. Hogg
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"There is strong support for the view that attitude-behavior consistency and persuasion cannot be well understood without reference to the wider social context in which we live... This book brings together an international group of researchers discussing private and public selves and their interaction through attitudes and behavior. The effects of the social context on attitude-behavior relations and persuasion is the central theme of this book, which--in its combination of theoretical exposition, critique, and empirical research--should be of interest to both basic and applied social psychologists."
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The Developmental Social Psychology of Gender edited by Thomas Eckes, Hanns M. Trautner
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"...Building on the premise that a full understanding of the multifaceted nature of gender can be achieved only through a wider focus on processes of development and social influence, the contributors examine theoretical approaches to gender development and socialization, gender categorization and interpersonal behavior, and group-level and cultural forces that affect gender socialization and behavior. The book will be of interest to students and professionals in social psychology, developmental psychology, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, and educational psychology."
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The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project
PR6061 .A83 L37 2001  Check Availability
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"On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community."
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A Child Called "it": An Abused Child's Journey From Victim to Victor by David J. Pelzer
HV883.C2 P45 1995  Check Availability
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"This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an 'it.'"
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The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson with Joshua Aronson
HM1033 .A76 2012  Check Availability
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"Newly revised and up-to-date, this edition of The Social Animal is a brief, compelling introduction to modern social psychology. Through vivid narrative, lively presentations of important research, and intriguing examples, Elliot Aronson probes the patterns and motives of human behavior, covering such diverse topics as terrorism, conformity, obedience, politics, race relations, advertising, war, interpersonal attraction, and the power of religious cults."
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