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The 8th edition of this trusted, market leading text continues to place social psychology in an international, contemporary context while exploring cutting edge research and bringing classic theories to life for students in Australia and New Zealand.
Social Psychology retains the structure and approach of previous editions, and is framed by the same scientific and educational philosophy. With an improved narrative, this edition has been significantly rewritten for greater accessibility and contains updated real-world examples, figures, boxes and photos.
Graham Vaughan has been a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Visiting Lecturer and a Ford Foundation Fellow at the University of Bristol, a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, a Visiting Directeur d’Etudes at the Maison des Science de l’Homme, Paris, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland and a Visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. As Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland, he served 12 years as Head of Department; he also established both a behavioural science program for medical students and the original social psychology program for psychology students there. He is an Honorary Fellow and past President of the New Zealand Psychological Society, and a past President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Graham Vaughan’s primary areas of interest in social psychology are attitudes and attitude development, group processes and intergroup relations, ethnic relations and identity, culture and the history of social psychology. He has published widely on these topics. His 1972 book, Racial Issues in New Zealand, was the first to deal with ethnic relations in that country. More recent books include Essentials of Social Psychology (2010) with Michael Hogg.
Michael Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology and Chair of the Social Psychology Program at Claremont Graduate University, in Los Angeles, an Honorary Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent and past President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Educated in the UK, he received his PhD from Bristol University where he also taught for a number of years. After moving to Australia in the early 1980s he was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Macquarie University, and then taught at Melbourne University and the University of Queensland. He also spent a year at Princeton University, and very recently spent a summer as a Visiting Research Professor at Sapienza Università di Roma. Michael Hogg is a Fellow of numerous scholarly societies including the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He was the 2010 recipient of the Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. His research focuses on group behaviour, intergroup relations and self and social identity processes, with a specific interest in uncertainty and societal extremism, and processes of influence and leadership. In addition to publishing more than 350 scientific books, chapters and articles, he is foundation editor with Dominic Abrams of the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, an associate editor of The Leadership Quarterly and a past associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Two of his books are citation classics, Rediscovering the Social Group (1987) with John Turner and others, and Social Identifications (1988) with Dominic Abrams.