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What is Social Psychology?

According to the Social Psychology Network, social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Common topic areas within social psychology include:

  • Prejudice & Discrimination
  • Aggression
  • Leadership
  • Attitudes
  • Stereotypes
  • Group Dynamics
  • Interpersonal Attraction & Perception

  • Learn About Social Psychology

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    Founded by Dr. Hans IJzerman, In-Mind Magazine is an excellent free peer reviewed online quarterly social psychology publication. As the In-Mind team note: 

    We provide attractive and informative articles geared towards interaction between scientists and non-scientists...In short, In-Mind is the product of a collaboration of committed individuals who hail from all parts of the world with at least this in common: a love of social psychology and the desire to broadcast its findings to the public.

    CLICK HERE to start reading high quality thought provoking articles from the fascinating world of social psychology.

    CLICK HERE to visit one of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching.

    Click Here to check out this critically acclaimed blog whose contributors include Philip Zimbardo, Mahzarin Banaji, Thomas Blass and Susan Fiske.

    Blue-Eyed Brown-Eyed Exercise
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    This classic case study in prejudice devised by third-grade school teacher Jane Elliott in 1968 is just as compelling today.

    CLICK HERE for comprehensive information and video footage of the blue-eyed brown-eyed exercise. Powerful stuff!

    Recommended Reading

    Social Psychology (8th Edition) by Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson & Robin Akert

    Book Description

    This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach, teaching the science of psychology through an engaging narrative that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Robin Akert present the classic research that has driven the field and introduce cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology. Significantly updated to reflect advances in the discipline, the 8th edition provides a firm foundation for students to build their understanding of this rigorous science in a way that engages and fascinates.

    See following link for more details:

    Social Psychology (8th Edition)

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