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

Language in Applied Contexts

Language in Applied Contexts

Language in applied contexts
KlausFiedler and Gün R.Semin

One of the uncharted territories in applied social psychology is the systematic examination of the role that language plays in applied contexts. This is surprising if one considers the centrality of language in communication, which is at the heart of most of the issues in applied social psychology. This can be exemplified in abundance. Take, for instance, the patient-doctor communication in health-related contexts (cf. Chapter 5); the courtroom which constitutes the battleground for the skilful use of words in the pursuit of innocence or guilt (cf. Chapter 10); the mass ...

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