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Social Psychology Hardcover – 17 September 2015
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Dacher Keltner is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught social psychology for the past 21 years and is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Letters and Sciences. His research focuses on the prosocial emotions (such as love, sympathy, and gratitude), morality, and power. Other awards include the Western Psychological Association's award for outstanding contribution to research, the Positive Psychology Prize for excellence in research, and the Distinguished Mentoring Award at UC Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In 2008, the Utne Reader listed Dacher as one of the 50 visionaries changing the world.
Serena Chen is Professor of Psychology and the Marian E. and Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Innovative Teaching and Research at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught social psychology for the past 18 years and is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Berkeley's Social Science Division. Her research focuses on the impact of close relationships on the self and identity, and on the intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences of social power. She is a fellow of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and is the recipient of the Early Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. The American Psychological Society also identified her as a Rising Star.
Richard E. Nisbett is Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan and Research Professor at Michigan's Institute for Social Research. He has taught courses in social psychology, cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary psychology. His research focuses on how people from different cultures think, perceive, feel, and act in different ways. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and the William James Fellow Award of the American Psychological Society and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; 4th ed. edition (17 September 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 768 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0393938964
- ISBN-13 : 978-0393938968
- Dimensions : 22.61 x 3.3 x 28.45 cm
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The authors have written in areas in which that are experts in their field. Dachar Keltner, on emotions, power, class, attribution theory. Thomas Gilovich is an expert when it comes to decision making, and biases. The chapters are very well written, excellently organised, and the type is large, which not only makes it more readable, but research by Norbert Schwartz shows that is makes the concepts appear easier to digest. The visual aspect of the book is first class, and makes pulling out the book enticing.
Personally, My favourite chapters were on the self, attributions (which I thought was brilliant, emotions, close relationships, social influence, prejudice, and groups, and the applied chapters at the end, which were very interesting).
I rate this book as a must read, whether you are doing an undergrad course, or are just interested in what makes people behave the way they do.