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

Judgement and Decision Making

Judgement and decision making
Joopvan der Pligt

Human decision making has been studied by a variety of disciplines including philosophy, economics and psychology. Behavioural decision making, as the field is generally known in psychology, is being studied in all branches of psychology including social psychology. As will be made clear in this chapter, research on judgement and decision making has had a marked influence on both basic and applied research in social psychology. The first part of this chapter briefly describes normative approaches to the study of human judgement and decision making. ...

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