Handbook of Social Psychology (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research)

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9780306476952: Handbook of Social Psychology (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research)

Psychology, focusing on processes that occur inside the individual and Sociology, focusing on social collectives and social institutions, come together in Social Psychology to explore the interface between the two fields. The core concerns of social psychology include the impact of one individual on another; the impact of a group on its individual members; the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate; the impact of one group on another. This book is a successor to Social Psychology: Social Perspectives and Sociological Perspectives in Social Psychology. The current text expands on previous handbooks in social psychology by including recent developments in theory and research and comprehensive coverage of significant theoretical perspectives.

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Social Psychology is an important interdisciplinary field within Sociology. Psychology, focusing on processes that occur inside the individual and Sociology, focusing on social collectives and social institutions, come together in social psychology to explore the interface between the two fields. Social Psychology is the study of how both intra-individual factors and social interaction influence and are influenced by individual behavior. The core concerns of social psychology include:
- the impact of one individual on another;
- the impact of a group on its individual members;
- the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate;
- the impact of one group on another.

This successor to Social Psychology: Social Perspectives and Sociological Perspectives in Social Psychology expands on previous handbooks in social psychology by including recent developments in theory and research and SUBSTANTIAL COVERAGE of major theoretical perspectives.

A major reference work and a seminal text, it is essential reading for sociologists and psychologists involved with the study of social psychology and those studying this field of research.

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John DeLamater brings a broad, biopsychosocial perspective to the study of sexuality through the life course. His recent work has focused on changes in sexual functioning associated with age. He has published papers on sexual desire and sexual behavior in persons aged 45 to 75+ and a paper on sexual satisfaction using data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (ages 62-67). His recent work considers influences on frequency of sexual activity and cessation of sexual activity among persons 57 to 85. A major review and synthesis of research on sexuality in later life appears in the Annual Review of Sex Research, 2012. He co-edited Sex for Life: From virginity to Viagra, how sexuality changes throughout our lives, NYU press. DeLamater was awarded the Alfred E. Kinsey Award for Distinguished Contributions to the field of sex research by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is the co-author of a primary text in social psychology and another on sexuality.

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