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Crisply organized around two enduring themes of social psychology--the power of the situation and the role of construal--the text avoids encyclopedic detail by emphasizing core concepts and real-world phenomena in an engaging, coherent narrative.
Hardcover, First Edition, 511 pages
Published December 9th 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 1998)
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Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as part of self-study (following an online course on Psychology) and I was particularly interested in the application of psychological science to the field of our social world. In other words: how we shape, and are shaped by, our social situations. Even though the field of social psychology is indeed interesting, I found the book (and the field) a bit tiresome, biased and uninformative.

(1) The book was tiresome because of the hundreds, or even thousands, of experiments. This
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Very broad, but enough references to dive deeper on the more interesting subjects.
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The point I learned from reading this thick textbook: Human beings' behaviours are so biased and unconsciously so subject to the influence of environment! However, being aware of these patterns can not only help us to avoid these pitfalls or businesspeople's intentional manipulation but also utilize these psychological principles for doing good.
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From Wikipedia:

Thomas D. Gilovich (born 1954) is a professor of psychology at Cornell University who has researched decision making and behavioral economics and has written popular books on said subjects. He has collaborated with Daniel Kahneman, Lee Ross and Amos Tversky.

Gilovich earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University