Each chapter concludes with "Summary and Review of Key Points," "Key Terms," and "For More Information."1. The Field of Social Psychology: How We Think About and Interact with Others.
Social Psychology: A Working Definition.
Social Psychology in the New Millennium: New Perspectives, New Methods.
Answering Questions About Social Behavior and Social Thought: Research Methods in Social Psychology.
The Quest for Knowledge and Rights of Individuals: Seeking an Appropriate Balance.
Using This Book: A Road Map for Readers.2. Social Perception: Understanding Others.
Nonverbal Communication: The Language of Expressions, Gazes, and Gestures.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See it-Fragrance: A Fading Nonverbal Cue?
Attribution: Understanding the Causes of Others' Behavior.
Impression Formation and Impression Management: How We Combine - and Use - Social Information.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-From Cognitive Algebra to Motivated Processing.3. Social Cognition: Thinking About the Social World.
Schemas: Mental Frameworks for Organizing - and Using - Social Information.
Heuristics and Automatic Processing: How We Reduce Our Effort in Social Cognition.
Potential Sources of Error in Social Cognition: Why Total Rationality Is Rarer than You Think.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It-How the Criminal Justice System Could Be Improved-but Isn't: The Potential Role of Cognitive Biases.
Affect and Cognition: How Feelings Shape Thought and Thought Shapes Feelings.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-The Effects of Being in a Good Mood on Social Behavior and Social Cognition: From "The Warm Glow of Success" to the Effects of Mood on Heuristic Thinking.4. Attitudes: Evaluating the Social World.
Attitude Formation: How - and Why - Attitudes Develop.
The Attitude-Behavior Link: When - and How - Attitudes Influence Behavior.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress - Studying the Attitude-Behavior Link.
The Fine Art of Persuasion: Using Messages to Change Attitudes.
When Attitude Change Fails: Resistance to Persuasion.
Cognitive Dissonance: Why Our Behavior Can Sometimes Influence Our Attitudes.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It - When a Physical Addiction and Dissonance Collide, Guess Which Wins?5. Aspects of Social Identity: Self and Gender.
Social Identity: An Overview.
The Self: Components of One's Unique Identity.
Gender: Being a Male or a Female as a Crucial Aspect of Identity.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress - Sex, the Gender Revolution, and Related Issues.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It - Little Girls Beset by Bigger Worries.6. Prejudice: Its Causes, Effects, and Cures.
Prejudice and Discrimination: Their Nature and Origins.
The Origins of Prejudice: Contrasting Perspectives.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-Hard Economic Times and Violence Against Minority Groups: From Lynchings in the South to Hate Crimes in New York.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It-Thin May Be "In," but in the U.S., "Fat Is Where It's At: Combating Prejudice Against Obese Persons."
Why Prejudice Is Not
Inevitable: Techniques for Countering Its Effects.
Prejudice Based on Gender: Its Nature and Effects.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It - Can a Lecture Be Sexually Harassing?7. Interpersonal Attraction: Initial Contact, Liking, Becoming Acquainted.
The Beginning of Attraction: Proximity and Emotions.
Becoming Acquaintances: The Need to Affiliate and the Effect of Observable Characteristics.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It - Do Looks and Style Influence Voters?
Moving toward Friendship: Similarity and Mutual Liking.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress - Similarity, Dissimilarity, or Both?8. Close Relationships: Family, Friends, Lovers, and Spouses.
Interdependent Relationships with Family and Friends versus Loneliness.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress -The Importance of Adult Attachment Style in Interpersonal Behavior.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It - Are Seven-Minute Dates the Solution?
Marriage: The Ultimate Close Relationship.9. Social Influence: Changing Others' Behavior.
Conformity: Group Influence in Action.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-The Persistence of Social Norms: From the Autokinetic Phenomenon to the "Culture of Honor."
Compliance: To Ask-Sometimes - Is to Receive.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It-High-Pressure Tactics for Gaining Compliance: Do You Really Need a $1500 Vacuum Cleaner? Does Anyone?
Extreme Forms of Social Influence: Obedience to Authority and Intense Introduction.10. Prosocial Behavior: Helping Others.
Responding to an Emergency: Why Are Bystanders Sometimes Helpful, Sometimes Indifferent?
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-The Study of Prosocial Behavior Began with a Murder.
The Helpers and Those Who Receive Help.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It-Prosocial Responding to an Apparent Crime.11. Aggression: Its Nature, Causes, and Control.
Theoretical Perspectives on Aggression: In Search of the Roots of Violence.
Determinants of Human Aggression: Social, Personal, Situational.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It-Agression in the Air-And No Wonder!
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-Studying Heat and Aggression: From the Laboratory to Police Records of Assault.
Aggression in Long-Term Relationships: Bullying and Workplace Violence.
The Prevention and Control of Aggression: Some Useful Techniques.12. Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of Belonging.
Groups: What They Are and How They Function.
How Groups Affect Individual Performance: From Social Facilitation to Social Loafing.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-From Drive to Attentional Focus: How Does the Presence of Others Influence Task Performance?
Coordination in Groups: Cooperation or Conflict?
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It - "We're All in This Together, So Why Doesn't Everyone Do Their Share?": A Social Dilemma in the Office.
Perceived Fairness in Groups: Its Nature and Effects.
Decision Making by Groups: How It Occurs and the Pitfalls It Faces.13. Social Psychology in Action: Applications to Law, Medicine, and Organizations.
Applying Social Psychology to the Interpersonal Aspects of the Legal System.
Applying Social Psychology to Health-Related Behavior.
Beyond the Headlines: As Social Psychologists See It-Pets Can Help Reduce Stress.
Applying Social Psychology to the World of Work: Job Satisfaction, Helping, and Leadership.
Social Psychology: Thirty Years of Progress-Understanding the Dimensions and Limits of Leadership Style: From Autocratic and Democratic Leaders to Charisma.