Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychology And Microsociology

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The Fifth Edition of Spencer Cahill's best-selling anthology provides an introduction to the sociological study of social psychology, interpersonal interaction, social construction, and the social shaping of human experience in our everyday lives. The book's primary-source articles feature both contemporary and classic theoretical statements as well as empirical studies. Introductions to each part and to each article identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics.

The new edition features revised introductions and 10 entirely new contributions. The new articles address such topics as:

* The social construction of human experience
* The neurological plasticity of the developing human brain
* Young children's ethnic and racial definitions of self
* The historical transformation of grief in America
* The experience of taking psychiatric drugs
* The presentation of "cyberselves" on the Internet
* The conversational delivery of bad medical diagnostic news
* Young adult children's negotiations with parents over cars
* The challenges of living in impoverished, inner-city neighborhoods
* The processes that resulted in the design and establishment of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Instructor's Manual for this anthology consists of entirely new material.

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Spencer Cahill is Program Director of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of South Florida.

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"Cahill's writing style is excellent. Students comment on how helpful it is to read the introductions first and to refer back to the introductions as they work their way through the articles. It is not easy to bridge the gap between writing for students and at the same time writing academically, but Cahill has mastered this skill. The student-oriented material enables me to move directly into dialogue with students, focusing on important issues in the readings rather than spend a considerable amount of class time 'interpreting' the text for students." --James P. Marshall, University of Northern Colorado


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