Applied Social Psychology
Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems
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Applied Social Psychology by Frank W. Schneider
Book DescriptionApplied Social Psychology is an excellent introductory textbook that helps students understand how people think about, feel about, relate to, and influence one another. The book is unique in that it provides a balanced emphasis on social psychological theory and research. Editors Frank W Schneider, Jamie A Gruman, and Larry M Coutts examine the contributions of social and practical problems in several areas including everyday life, clinical psychology, sports, the media, health, education, organizations, community psychology, the environment and human diversity. Applied Social Psychology looks at the nature of social psychological theory and how it is used to enhance our understanding of social and practical issues. The book then goes on to examine social research methods and how they help us understand those issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412915397
(254mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frank W. Schneider
Applied Social Psychology, Paperback (December 2011)» View all books by Frank W. Schneider
Revised and updated edition of a popular introduction to applied social psychology.
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Author Biography - Frank W. Schneider
Larry Coutts (Ph.D., University of Windsor) is the Director of Research and Development for the human resource consulting company EPSI Inc. He is a former Assistant Professor in the Applied Social Psychology division at the University of Windsor. He has held positions with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as director of the Organizational Design and Job Evaluation Branch and as a senior research principal with both the Personnel Research Branch and the Canadian Police College. His research interests include industrial and organizational psychology, specifically personnel selection (assessment centers, simulation exercises, structured interviews, and testing) and organizational change and development. Much of his published research has focused around law enforcement settings (personnel selection in law enforcement, police hiring and promotion, senior police executive development, etc.). Frank Schneider (Ph.D., University of Florida) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Windsor. He is a cofounder of the doctoral program in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Windsor. He coauthored a textbook on differential psychology and has published articles related to a variety of topics, including policing, group dynamics, organizational effectiveness, evaluation research, social psychology of education, gender roles, domestic violence, helping behavior, race relations, nonverbal communication, attribution theory, and adjustment of the elderly. His current research interests are in the areas of community policing and police organization effectiveness. Jamie Gruman is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Division of Management at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He earned his Ph.D. in applied social psychology at the University of Windsor. While completing his degree, he taught in both the Psychology Department and Odette School of Business at the University. He has published papers in such areas as social psychology, personality, and statistics. His current research interests focus on individual differences and social psychology in the workplace. He has consulted and delivered seminars for corporations and not-for-profit agencies, including Ford Motor Company, Deloitte & Touche, Hiram Walker & Sons and The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
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