This comprehensive and accessible textbook overviews the applications of social psychology to a wide range of problems and issues in contemporary society. With internationally respected contributors who survey the major developments in their fields, this practical guide incorporates advice, examples and reading lists. The first part of the book outlines a number of general frameworks that inform the applications of social psychology, namely language, attitudes, decision-making and survey research; Part Two focuses on major behavioural domains, including health and economic behaviour; Part Three explains the relationship between social psychology and social institutions, highlighting, for instance, the media, law and politic

Social Psychology and the Law

Social psychology and the law

Psychological research in legal contexts has a long tradition with an initial flourishing period at the beginning of this century (see, for example, Binet, 1905; Lipmann, 1906; Marbe, 1913; Münsterberg, 1908; Stem, 1903; for historical reviews see Sporer, 1982; Undeutsch, 1992). Moreover, it was one of the first areas of experimental applied psychology (e.g. Stem, 1903; Wertheimer, 1906). Following a less active period, we are now witnessing a strong revival of psycholegal research. Evidence for this revival is found ...

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