Author: Heinzen, Thomas E.
Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
Number Of Pages: 632
Release Date: 17-01-2018
Details: Product Description Discover social psychology’s relevance to your life with Social Psychology, a new introduction to the field from award-winning teacher-researchers Tom Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend. The authors present social psychology as an evolving, science-driven conversation. Every chapter builds on core questions central to scientific inquiry, while a methods-in-context approach cultivates psychological literacy. Heinzen and Goodfriend draw students in by weaving stories drawn from their own personal experiences with compelling examples from popular culture, all carefully placed in historical context. Because application is key, the book concludes with eight mini-chapters on topics including behavioral economics, environmental sustainability, law and the courtroom, positive psychology, and more. Students will become active participants in the social psychology dialogue, finding their fascination with the field and realizing its significance in their daily lives and future careers. Review "Good science should tell a story. Heinzen and Goodfriend focus on social psychology as an ever evolving scientific field, emphasizing what questions we’ve asked and what we’ve learned as scientists strive to uncover the causes of and factors influencing human social behavior." -- Jay L Michaels "Provides a unique, modern approach to social psychology. In addition to the fundamentals, the Heinzen & Goodfriend text covers other, relevant to today, topics." -- Darin Challacombe "This textbook takes a contemporary and conversational approach to social psychology while being able to satisfy a need in the market for social psychology textbooks. This includes greater emphasis on conversational discussions, practical application to the real world, emphasis on research methods, and popular culture references" -- Amanda ElBassiouny "Takes a modern, interactive approach to teaching Social Psychology. Packed with pop culture references and case studies, students are able to relate concepts to familiar and understandable preexisting structures. However, the emphasis on research methods keeps them thinking critically and cultivates their scientific literacy." -- Miranda E. Bobrowski "Successfully interweaves theory and relevant applications regarding Social Psychology, with an emphasis on reflections/applications for the student." -- Jeannine Stamatakis-Amess "I feel [Social Psychology] is better than most [textbooks], because of the numerous examples given and how it also relates to current society. I also enjoyed the questions in between readings and how you can apply [concepts] to you own life." -- Student Skye Mckelvy "[Social Psychology] gives me concrete examples of real life situations. The flow of the text is very comprehendible, and everything builds upon one another. It is an easy read, compared to a past Social Psychology textbook I read a year ago. It kept me engaged for the most part while reading, [without] normal, everyday distractions getting in the way." -- Student Devon Dix About the Author Thomas Heinzen is Professor Emeritus of William Paterson University of New Jersey. He describes his career as “mostly fun” because of the diverse opportunities within social psychology. Most applications have revolved around the social psychology of creativity including: Individual differences among the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Program Assessment for the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Agent orange health statistics for the New York State Commission on Vietnam Veterans Technology assessment related to distance learning for Public Service Training Program Tractor rollovers for the New York Center for Health and Medicine Documentations of problem-solving among pre-retirement New York State bureaucrats Documentations of problem-solving among the frail elderly living in nursing homes Applications of game design to curriculum development Professor Heinzen invested in st
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