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Rom Harré and Fathali M. Moghaddam have designed a textbook and brought together additional voices that speak to the similarities and differences of two seemingly separate domains in psychology. This bridge-building seeks to encourage a new generation of undergraduate students studying psychology to more fully appreciate the real potential for the study of human behavior, and as such it will represent a more provocative alternative to standard general psychology textbooks. It also be used in a host of courses, namely on the conceptual and philosophical nature of psychology, social psychology, critical psychology and cognitive science.

Social Psychology
Social psychology
RomHarré, FathaliM.Moghaddam and GordonSammut

Culture became the major factor in giving form to the minds of those living under its sway. A product of history rather than nature, culture now became the world to which we had to adapt and the tool kit for doing so. Jerome Bruner (1986, pp. 11–12)

What do we mean when we talk about a social psychological approach to the identification and explanation of interpersonal relationships? The project of social psychology is psychological in so far as it concerns such matters as thinking; deciding what to do and say; the emotions it is proper to express; remembering the correct way to address the president; deciding who will captain the team; and so on, all of which involve the utilization ...

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