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Social Psychology, 8th Edition

By Graham M. Vaughan, Michael A. Hogg
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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.

  • What do you think? statements and questions are designed to promote thinking in advance about some of the phenomena covered by the chapter.
  • Research classic boxes summarise classic studies, highlight their continuing relevance and discuss new developments.
  • Research highlight boxes focus on and highlight a specific relevant piece of conceptual or empirical research in social psychology.
  • Our world boxes focus attention on the outside world of social issues and sociopolitical and historical events and at how social psychology can help understand them.
  • Your life boxes focus attention on phenomena in everyday life, and at how social psychology can help understand them.
  • All chapters are richly illustrated with diagrams and photographs.
  • The Summary pulls together key points to help consolidate knowledge and understanding and provides an excellent starting point for revision.
  • Guided questions enable readers to test their knowledge and prepare for assessment with essay questions based on the chapter content.
  • Learn more sections provide annotated further reading lists to help take learning further.
New to this edition
  • Over 250 new references and significantly updated material to reflect important advances in the field
  • Expanded Advisory Editorial Board to include 20 scholars from across Australia and New Zealand
  • Updated content including:
    • updated and expanded coverage of affect and emotion, including a new section on emotion regulation
    • updated and expanded coverage of rumour, and new inclusion of gossip
    • expanded discussion of societal attributions
    • more on self-awareness and identity fusion
    • heavy revision and restructuring of the attitude–behaviour section, with additional material on health and on the IAT
    • new section on morality
    • coverage of group deviants and marginal members has been rewritten and updated
    • discussion of trust and leadership has been updated and extended
    • discussion of ambivalent sexism and of discrimination against sexual minorities has been updated and expanded
    • significant update and extension of radicalisation, social dilemmas, intergroup emotions, intergroup anxiety and intergroup contact
    • the aggression and prosocial chapters have been heavily updated and revised for accessibility, with new material on volunteering and martyrdom
    • discussion of relationships has been updated and expanded with new material, especially on attachment styles and intimate relationships on the web
    • expanded and new material on the linguistic category model, deception, and CMC and social media-based communication
    • new material on face-saving and the tightness–looseness of cultures, and a broadened discussion of multicultural societies and how to manage them.
Downloads Table of contents
  • 1 Introducing social psychology
  • 2 Social cognition and social thinking
  • 3 Attribution and social explanation
  • 4 Self and identity
  • 5 Attitudes
  • 6 Persuasion and attitude change
  • 7 Social influence
  • 8 People in groups
  • 9 Leadership and group decision making
  • 10 Prejudice and discrimination
  • 11 Intergroup behaviour
  • 12 Aggression
  • 13 Prosocial behaviour
  • 14 Attraction and close relationships
  • 15 Language and communication
  • 16 Culture

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