Mastering Social Psychology, Canadian edition, features up-to-date coverage of the quickly evolving area of social psychology, balanced coverage of fundamentals with current research, and is written in a lively, engaging style.
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Robert A. Baron is Wellington Professor of Management and Psychology at Rensselaer RPI. He received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Iowa (1968). Professor Baron has held faculty appointments at Purdue, the Universities of Minnesota, Texas, South Carolina, Washington, Princeton University, and Oxford University. From 1979-1981 he served as Program Director for Social and Developmental Psychology at the National Science Foundation (Washington, DC). In 2001 he was appointed as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow by the French Ministry of Research (Universite de Toulouse). Baron is a Fellow of APA and a Charter Fellow of APS. He has published more than one hundred articles and forty chapters, and is the author of 48 books in management and psychology. He holds three U.S. patents and was founder and CEO of IEP, Inc. (1993-2000). His current research interests focus on social and cognitive factors in entrepreneurship.
Donn Byrne holds the rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1958 from Stanford University and has held academic positions at the California State University at San Francisco, the University of Texas, and Purdue University, as well as visiting professorships at the University of Hawaii and Stanford University. He was elected president of the Midwestern Psychological Association and of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He headed the personality program at Texas, the social-personality programs at Purdue and at Albany, and was chair of the psychology department at Albany. Professor Byrne is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society. During his career, Professor Byrne has published over 150 articles in professional journals, and twenty-nine of them have been republished in books of readings. Professor Byrne’s current research focuses on the determinants of interpersonal attraction, adult attachment styles, and sexually coercive behaviour.
Nyla R. Branscombe is Professor of Psychology at University of Kansas. She received her B.A. from York University in Toronto in 1980, a M.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1982, and her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1986. Professor Branscombe held a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign in 1987. In 1993 she was a Visiting Fellow at Free University of Amsterdam. She served as Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin for three years, and presently serves as Associate Editor of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Professor Branscombe has published more than eighty articles and chapters in professional journals and edited volumes. Professor Branscombe’s current research focuses primarily on two main issues: the psychology of privileged groups, in particular when and why they may feel guilt about their advantages, and the psychology of disadvantaged groups, especially how they cope with prejudice and discrimination.
V. Heather Fritzley has been a professor at both the Brampton campus and Oakville campus of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario since August 2004. She received her doctorate in social psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her research interests include the effect of various questioning techniques on young children’s responses and young children’s eyewitness abilities. She teaches a variety of psychology courses including introductory psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, cognitive psychology, the psychology of cults and the psychology of prejudice. She is very passionate about the quest for knowledge and believes strongly in the idea that the best teachers are the ones who are always learning themselves. She recently published a Canadian Introductory Psychology textbook entitled Psychology with Saundra Cicarrelli and Tom Harrigan. She is also a soccer player and an avid hockey fan — GO LEAFS GO!Review:
I found this text to be well thought-out, the examples and the explanations clear, and the content logically presented.
- Lillian Schomann, Humber College
I think that this is a strong text because of its accessible writing style and the inclusion of such features as "Student Voices" which I have not seen in other Social Psychology textbooks...[it] should be appealing to students. The breadth and depth of coverage is impressive...
- Ravi Ramkissoonsingh, Niagara College
Overall, I like the Canadian material & research that is presented...This book uses a very pragmatic, well thought out approach to engage the student of Social Psychology.
- Gary J. Bonczak, Fleming College
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205791360