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Social Psychology and Human Nature

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You are a member of a social world on a planet containing about 7 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense, and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 2ND EDITION c ...more
Hardcover, Comprehensive Edition, 518 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published March 15th 2006)
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aali4
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Mission and the Method

CHAPTER 2 Culture and Nature

CHAPTER 3 The Self

CHAPTER 4 Choices and Actions: The Self in Control

CHAPTER 5 Social Cognition

CHAPTER 6 Emotion and Affect

CHAPTER 7 Attitudes, Beliefs, and Consistency

CHAPTER 8 Social Influence and Persuasion

CHAPTER 9 Prosocial Behavior: Doing What’s Best for Others

CHAPTER 10 Aggression and Antisocial Behavior

CHAPTER 11 Attraction and Exclusion

CHAPTER 12 Close Relationships: Passion, Intimacy, and Sexuality

CHAPTER 1
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USM, B.S. in Psychology, Social Psychology class
Desirea Peterson
Had to read it for class. Easy to digest the information
Tiffany
Jan 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What is the deal with otherwise decent and informative Psychology textbooks tarnishing themselves with ignorant evolutionary psychology speculation? Oh, all women like to hold out for sex (and play hard to get) based on some evolutionary need to have the best Baby Daddy? And men will spread their seed to anything with a vagina because they don't have to pay for their decisions for nine months? Outdated and irresponsible to have things like this in a scholarly textbook.
Also, the "checkmate femin
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Latasha
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was better than my other soc psych textbook, but it is still just such a dry collection of information that I found it hard to get into or read for my assignment.
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Dr. Roy F. Baumeister is Social Psychology Area Director and Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a social psychologist who is known for his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors, motivation, and aggression. And enduring theme of his work is "why people do stupid things." ...more

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