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 Media
Social psychology and the media
Harald G.Wallbott
  • Do you watch MTV a lot and what has that done to your musical taste?
  • Is Rambo dangerous to your health?
  • Why did CDs win the battle against the old vinyl disc that fast?
  • Why are portable telephones such a big success?
  • When James Dean or Kurt Cobain died, what was the role of media coverage?
  • How do you feel, when you try to call somebody and unexpectedly encounter a telephone answering machine?
  • Do people commit suicide after listening to ...
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