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Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Social Psychology

Editors: DeLamater, John, Ward, Amanda (Eds.)

  • Includes systematic discussions of research methods
  • Provides a broad overview of the field of social psychology
  • Includes chapters on new topics, updated chapters and contemporary perspectives
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About this book

This handbook provides a broad overview of the field of social psychology and up-to-date coverage of current social psychological topics. It reflects the recent and substantial development of the field, both with regard to theory and empirical research. It starts out by covering major theoretical perspectives, including the inter actionist, identity, social exchange, social structure and the person perspectives. Next, it discusses development and socialization in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. In addition to updated discussions of topics that were included in the first edition, the part examining personal processes includes entirely new topics, such as social psychology and the body and individual agency and social motivation. Interpersonal processes are discussed from a contemporary perspective with a focus on stress and health. The final section examines the person in sociocultural context and includes another topic new to the second edition, the social psychology of race and gender and intersectionality.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Interactionist Perspectives in Social Psychology

    McCall, George J.

    Pages 3-29

  • Identity Theory

    Stets, Jan E. (et al.)

    Pages 31-60

  • Social Exchange Theory

    Cook, Karen S. (et al.)

    Pages 61-88

  • Social Structure and Personality

    Schnittker, Jason

    Pages 89-115

  • Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence

    Perez-Felkner, Lara

    Pages 119-149

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $349.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6771-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9406-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Social Psychology
Editors
  • John DeLamater
  • Amanda Ward
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6772-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6772-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6771-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-9406-0
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 649
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics