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Social Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Offering a refreshingly new approach, while maintaining the standard chapter topics of traditional social psychology texts, Susan Fiske's SOCIAL BEINGS conveys the excitement and vitality of this fascinating field, and captures students' imaginations by connecting the material to their everyday lives.
Fiske provides a highly readable and engaging narrative flow based on th
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Paperback, 672 pages
Published December 2nd 2003 by Wiley (first published 2003)
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Matt
Jan 05, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: psychology
Some interesting material, but full of overgeneralizations, faulty reasoning, poor methodology, and shaky concept formation. These topics carry weight, but they are dealt with in a very unrefined manner. This book, in combination with my "Advanced Social Psychology Seminar," have cause me to seriously doubt much of the work done in social psychology.

Here are some examples of the kind of problematic reasoning that is representative of the material I have read this semester.

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Lin Kudla
Very...undergrad. Full of definitions though. (Not a fan of everything being tied into the core social motives.)
Krystal
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
very thorough textbook, thoughts were explained in very understandable manner.
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