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Key Readings in Social Psychology

Series Editor: Arie W. Kruglanski

Given the need to be selective and to provide a coherent perspective on each theme within a single book, the editors have generally tackled a difficult brief extremely well. The breadth and depth make a volume suitable for use in many final-year and masters-degree courses in social psychology. It also provides an ideal introduction to top-level original research articles that should motivate students to pursue the current literature in a more targeted way. […] This is an excellent series that will provide an invaluable compendium of the themes that have dominated the 20th Century.” - Diane Houston, University of Kent, in the Times Higher Education Supplement

The aim of the series is to make available to senior undergraduate and graduate students key articles in each area of social psychology in an attractive, user-friendly format.

Many professors want to encourage their students to engage directly with research in their fields, yet this can often be daunting for students coming to detailed study of a topic for the first time.

Moreover, declining library budgets mean that articles are not always readily available, and course packs can be expensive and time-consuming to produce.

Key Readings in Social Psychology aims to address this need by providing comprehensive volumes, each one of which is edited by a senior and active researcher in the field.

Articles are carefully chosen to illustrate the way the field has developed historically as well as current issues and research directions.

Each volume has a similar structure that includes:

  • An overview chapter, as well as introduction to sections and articles;
  • Questions for class discussion;
  • Annotated bibliographies;
  • Full author and subject indices;
  • The article How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology, especially prepared for this series by Christian H. Jordan and Mark P. Zanna

New and Published Books

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  1. The Interface of Social and Clinical Psychology

    Key Readings

    Edited by Robin M. Kowalski, Mark R. Leary

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    Virtually every major area of interest in social psychology has implications for understanding, diagnosing, and treating emotional and behavioral problems. The intent of this volume of readings is to locate published articles that apply important theories and concepts from social psychology to the...

    Published November 19th 2003 by Psychology Press

  2. Social Psychology of Health

    Key Readings

    Edited by Peter Salovey, Alexander J. Rothman

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    This volume describes classic and contemporary theory and research in social psychology that sheds light on how people think about health and illness, as well as their willingness to engage in health-relevant behaviors. The Editors have selected papers that serve to illustrate the reciprocal...

    Published July 23rd 2003 by Psychology Press

  3. Social Psychology

    A General Reader

    Edited by Arie Kruglanski, E. Tory Higgins

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    The articles in this volume have been selected on the basis of their readability, accessibility, and brevity. They include not only highly influential papers which have had an outstanding impact on the field, but also papers that showcase important social psychological principles. Each article in...

    Published January 31st 2003 by Psychology Press

  4. The Social Psychology of Organizational Behavior

    Key Readings

    Edited by Leigh L. Thompson

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    Each article in this collection of readings has been carefully chosen for its tremendous impact on the field of organizational behavior. It focuses specifically on micro-organizational behavior, which has almost uniquely been influenced by social psychology. The reader is carefully structured into...

    Published December 13th 2002 by Psychology Press

  5. Intergroup Relations

    Key Readings

    Edited by Michael A. Hogg, Dominic Abrams

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 12th 2001 by Psychology Press

  6. Social Psychology and Human Sexuality

    Key Readings

    Edited by Roy F. Baumeister

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    In spite of its central importance in human relationships, the study of sexuality has been somewhat neglected by social psychologists. This reader brings together a fascinating selection of articles which examine sex as a social phenomenon: as a group of behavior patterns that people engage in...

    Published March 9th 2001 by Psychology Press

  7. Emotions in Social Psychology

    Key Readings

    Edited by W. Gerrod Parrott

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    This reader presents a collection of influential articles on the nature of emotions and ther role in social psychological phenomena, along with recent work that reflects the current state of the art....

    Published October 6th 2000 by Psychology Press

  8. Motivational Science

    Social and Personality Perspectives: Key Readings

    Edited by E. Tory Higgins, Arie W. Kruglanski

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    The reader begins with an original paper by the editors that introduces the social-personality perspective on motivational science and provides an integrated review of empirical and theoretical contributions. Major issues in motivational science are identified that form the basis for the...

    Published August 11th 2000 by Psychology Press

  9. Stereotypes and Prejudice

    Key Readings

    Edited by Charles Stangor

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    This book contains a collection of classic and contemporary readings that have contributed to our understanding of stereotypes and prejudice from a social-psychological perspective. The selected readings all make an important theoretical contribution, but have also been chosen with an eye on their...

    Published April 7th 2000 by Psychology Press

  10. Self in Social Psychology

    Key Readings

    Edited by Roy F. Baumeister

    Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 1st 1999 by Psychology Press

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