Introducing social psychology -- Methodology: how social psychologists do research -- Social cognition: how we think about the social world -- Social perception: how we come to understand other people -- The self: understanding ourselves in a social context -- The need to justify our actions: the costs and benefits of dissonance reduction -- Attitudes and attitude change: influencing thoughts and feelings -- Conformity: influencing behavior -- Group processes: influence in social groups -- Interpersonal attraction: from first impressions to close relationships -- Prosocial behavior: why do people help? -- Aggression: why do we hurt other people? Can we prevent it? -- Prejudice: causes and cures -- Making a difference with social psychology: attaining a sustainable future -- Social psychology and health -- Social psychology and the law
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