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

Aggression and Violence in Society
Aggression and violence in society

There can be no doubt that aggression and violence are among the most pressing social problems facing the world today. While large-scale aggressive conflicts between nations, ethnic groups and rival political factions have always been a reality, recent years have witnessed a number of particularly acrimonious conflicts, such as the Gulf War, the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, the battle over political power in Rwanda, and, most recently, the war between Russia and Chechnya over Chechen independence. It is a depressing, but realistic expectation that new examples will ...

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