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  1. The Social Psychology of Aggression

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara Krahé

    Series: Social Psychology: A Modular Course

    The second edition of this textbook provides a thoroughly revised, updated and expanded overview of social psychological research on aggression. The first part of the book covers the definition and measurement of aggression, presents major theories and examines the development of aggression. It...

    Published January 21st 2013 by Psychology Press

  2. Psychology and Crime

    An Introduction to Criminological Psychology, 2nd Edition

    By Clive R. Hollin

    Crime is an expensive aspect of society, and each year huge amounts of public money are spent on the courts, police, probation services, and prisons, while the human costs in terms of pain, fear and loss is incalculable. Psychology and Crime comprehensively covers the vital role of psychological...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Psychology of Advertising

    By Bob M. Fennis, Wolfgang Stroebe

    Advertising is a ubiquitous and powerful force, seducing us into buying wanted and sometimes unwanted products and services, donating to charity (even to causes we have not heard of before), voting for political candidates (even of questionable reputation), and changing our health-related...

    Published May 27th 2010 by Psychology Press

  4. The Psychology of Environmental Problems

    Psychology for Sustainability, 3rd Edition

    By Susan M. Koger, Deborah DuNann Winter

    This compelling and insightful textbook demonstrates how eight major approaches in psychology – social, psychoanalytical, behavioral, cognitive, physiological, health, developmental, and holistic – can be applied to create a more sustainable society. After outlining current environmental...

    Published March 15th 2010 by Psychology Press

  5. Introduction to Political Psychology

    2nd Edition

    By Martha L. Cottam, Beth Dietz-Uhler, Elena Mastors, Thomas Preston

    This comprehensive, user-friendly introductory textbook to political psychology explores the psychological origins of political behavior. The authors introduce readers to a broad range of theories, concepts, and case studies of political activity to illustrate that behavior. The book examines many...

    Published November 30th 2009 by Psychology Press