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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  762 ratings  ·  28 reviews
For an undergraduate introductory level course in social psychology. "Research made relevant through a storytelling approach." This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach to convey the science of social psychology while making research relevant to students. The authors bring the material under study to life through real-world examples that capture stud ...more
Hardcover, Seventh Edition, 648 pages
Published September 22nd 2009 by Pearson (first published January 1st 1973)
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Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Reading this for my...wait for psychology class.
Mar 04, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
It's hard to find the correct edition on GR. For anyone who wants to know, we are using the tenth edition for my social psychology class, and it is the etext version. I marvel at how I have gotten used to using etexts over the past year. I should add that it was through necessity, as Columbia College Missouri converted to using etexts for majority of their online classes.
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
(I've read a newer edition, not sure which though, just to keep that in mind.)

Great intro into Social Psychology! I've read it out of interest, not because I had to (okay, to be fair, the topic is related to my work) and although it took me a while to read, I really enjoyed it to the end. Like with every science book you can't take everything at face value. Not all studies mentioned and cited are well done and perfectly convincing, but all in all it gives a very good overview about the field of
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books, study-books
als je toch het hele boek moet lezen voor je studie/tentamens, dan kun je het beter laten meetellen toch 😂😭
Aslı Can
Kitaba ilgisi olup da sayfa sayısına bakıp okumaktan cayanlara; kitap çok rahat okunuyor. Sayfa sayısına aldanmayın derim
Deneysel Sosyal Psikolojiyi ve onun kavramlarını yapılan deneyler üzerinden ele alıyor. Eğer beklentinize uygunsa, fazlasıyla faydalı bir kitap olabilir.
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book mainly for my course in Social psychology and to be honest, it's pretty damn intresting! I actually enjoyed reading this one.
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a nerd. I really liked reading this textbook. I also now psychoanalyze a lot of things.
Amelia Oswald
Merely for my social psychology essay. It has more information about conformity than my "must-read text book"
Ivaylo Durmonski
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating book about human behavior. Social Psychology by Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. is a textbook that offers detailed research of the human nature. More specifically: why we do the things that we do. Even though the date might be a bit overwhelming at times, the authors did a hell of a job of explaining such complicated subject so simply. Well deserved 5 out of 5 stars. Read full review:
Maneli KhameChin
نثرى كاملا با حوصله و ترجمه اى بسيار قابل لمس از دكتر حسين شكركن.
مثال ها بسيار عينى و فهم كتاب بسيار ساده ست.
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had to read this for my social psychology class - my exam's coming up.
I kind of love and hate this book at the same time. Like it's really interesting at times and there are fascinating historical cases to illustrate certain theories or phenomenons. So there's definitely a link to real life and that's obviously amazing. It's even emotional at times (I don't even get how a study book can be emotional other than it depressing you cause it's so much you need to study - yet somehow it is). But then
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book over the course of a semester for my Social Psychology class and I felt that it was quite informative and added a lot to my learning experience. Over all, what I learned from this class and this book will stay with me long after my final exams are over and I know I'll use this new knowledge when approaching many different situations in my everyday life.
Zeynep Arıcan
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ders kitabı
Bailey Marissa
Used with the UExcel test: Social Psychology
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbook
I really enjoyed reading this for my Social PSY course. There were so many interesting facts and findings.
Polly Callahan
Jan 01, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
author Timothy D. Wilson wrote Redirect- The surprising new science of psychological change
Nov 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book for formulating Hypotheses and Theories dealing from mood swings to aggression, relationships, majority and minority influence, although for this theory I felt it was floored and the two terms need to be re-catorgorised into one.The majority of case studies are conducted in the United States, so from my point of view, certain characteristics and mannerisms would not apply to my country, having said that 90% of individual behaviour is uniform across most countries of the world. ...more
Red Haircrow
Nov 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Required reading, a required course. Overall you are presented with many of the theories psychology student would have already learned and become familiar with but also presented the specifics of how it relates to a newer branch. Of course, you have copious quotes from other material, studies and psychologists, but I found the authors commentary still too directed towards certain majority populations. Instead of being objective and merely presenting information, there was more of what seemed per ...more
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
This textbook is wonderful, about how behavior is influenced by the real or imagined presence of others or aka social psychology. How we are influenced by conformity, attraction, aggression, attitudes,
Excellent textbook. Super easy to read, very easy to study from. Almost an informal style. Perhaps a bit too much of repetition, but that saves you a lot of time as you barely have to study afterwards! ;)
Geoff Little
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the first time since my last year in college many years ago that I bought a textbook. Still, I LOVE the content and the ideas here. Major food for thought about how people and societies function. Much recommend. There is also an audiobook version.
I'll be honest, I remember so little about this textbook. I have neither complaints nor compliments to give it it, and I'm not sure that its complete lack of memorability in either direction speaks wonders about it. It DID teach me that social psychology is not at all for me, so that was good.
Jay Brand
Great introduction to & overview of the extensive research literature in social psychology. Explores both classic/historical and contemporary research findings that tell us the importance of other people and other situational & contextual factors on our behavior, attitudes & perceptions.
Amanda A.
Didn't read this edition. Read the 5th edition

This was for Professor Page-Gould's class. She's a great prof. Good book.
Feb 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This would have been better had they not been repetitive in the studies they used. Some variation would have done wonders.
Jul 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of great information, but at times, it could have been presented in a better format. Overall, a very good textbook.
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Przeczytałam tą książkę na studiach, żeby zdać egzamin. Cóż książka interesująca i na temat. Tylko że format pozwala tylko na czytanie jej w czytelni lub w domu.
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Elliot Aronson (Born January 1932) is listed among the 100 most eminent psychologist of the 20th Century, best known for his Jigsaw Classroom experiments, cognitive dissonance research, and bestselling Social Psychology textbooks. He is the only person in the 120-year history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: For distinguished writing (1973), for ...more