This introductory Social Psychology book examines the basic theories within the field of social psychology and illustrates some of the many ways in which these theories have been used to understand and solve real-world problems. Focuses on a class of social psychological theories, and applies them to a current social issue. Grouped into sections on social cognition, social relations, and social influence, these issues include school failure, bilingual education, Head Start, stereotypes and prejudice, AIDS, teenage pregnancy, divorce, aggression and violence in schools, environmental issues, and welfare reform. For anyone interested in an introduction to social psychology.
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Schultz of California State University, San Marcos
Stuart Oskamp (Ph.D., Stanford University) has focused his research interests in the areas of attitudes and attitude change, applied social psychology, behavioral aspects of energy and resource conservation, and social issues and public policy. His books include "Attitudes and Opinions" and "Applied Social Psychology". He has been elected a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives and President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and of the APA Division of Population and Environmental Psychology. He has also served as editor of the "Journal of Social Issues and of the Applied Social Psychology Annual". Since 1984 he has organized the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology and co-edited the resulting annual volume published for many years by Sage Publications and now published by Erlbaum.
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