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Social psychology [electronic resource] / by Richard T. LaPiere ... and Paul R. Farnsworth ...

By: LaPiere, Richard T. (Richard Tracy), 1899-1986.
Contributor(s): Farnsworth, Paul R. (Paul Randolph), 1899-1978 [joint author.].
Publisher: New York ; London : McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1942Edition: 2nd ed., 5th impression.Description: xii, 511 p. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Social psychology | Psychology, SocialAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 301.15 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "The original edition of this book was undertaken in the belief that social psychology was coming to serve as a bridge between sociology and psychology, much as biochemistry evolved to unite biology and chemistry, and that the time had come to attempt a synthesis of the psychological and sociological approaches. In the years since, social psychology seems to have passed its adolescence and to have reached such maturity that a reasonably consistent and systematic statement of the field is now possible. The present edition was undertaken in this belief. The basic analytical pattern of the original book has been refined. To improve the clarity of statement and to bring those statements into accord with the latest findings, the materials have been rewritten almost in their entirety. New evidences and a significant drift in the concerns of social psychologists have led to the dropping of four of the original chapters and to the introduction of five new ones. The format has been modified in such a way as to make the citations more readily accessible to the reader and yet not deprive the more advanced student of the special materials embodied in the original chapter appendixes. In light of the developments which have taken place these past few years, we have found it permissible to state the thesis that human behavior is interactional rather than reactional with much more assurance and firmness than was originally possible. Around this thesis we have endeavored to construct, not a system of social psychology, but a systematic frame of reference for the study of socio-psychological phenomena"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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"The original edition of this book was undertaken in the belief that social psychology was coming to serve as a bridge between sociology and psychology, much as biochemistry evolved to unite biology and chemistry, and that the time had come to attempt a synthesis of the psychological and sociological approaches. In the years since, social psychology seems to have passed its adolescence and to have reached such maturity that a reasonably consistent and systematic statement of the field is now possible. The present edition was undertaken in this belief. The basic analytical pattern of the original book has been refined. To improve the clarity of statement and to bring those statements into accord with the latest findings, the materials have been rewritten almost in their entirety. New evidences and a significant drift in the concerns of social psychologists have led to the dropping of four of the original chapters and to the introduction of five new ones. The format has been modified in such a way as to make the citations more readily accessible to the reader and yet not deprive the more advanced student of the special materials embodied in the original chapter appendixes. In light of the developments which have taken place these past few years, we have found it permissible to state the thesis that human behavior is interactional rather than reactional with much more assurance and firmness than was originally possible. Around this thesis we have endeavored to construct, not a system of social psychology, but a systematic frame of reference for the study of socio-psychological phenomena"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns

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