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 Environmental Issues

Social psychology and environmental issues
Joopvan der Pligt

Over the past decades social psychologists have become more involved in research on environmental issues. This research is often done in conjunction with researchers from other disciplines, most notably environmental psychology, health psychology, economics, medicine, political sciences and sociology. Major themes in this field of research concern both the impact of the environment on human behaviour and the impact of human behaviour on the environment. The study of these effects led to the growth of environmental psychology. Early research tended to focus on the impact ...

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