Applied Social Psychology: Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems

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Frank W. Schneider, Jamie A. Gruman, Larry M. Coutts
SAGE, 2005 - Psychology - 449 pages
An excellent introductory textbook that helps students understand how people think about, feel about, relate to, and influence one another. Applied Social Psychology 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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Frank Schneider is Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor. He received his M.A. in counseling psychology from Ohio University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Florida. A co-founder of the University of Windsors doctoral program in Applied Social Psychology, he is currently Coordinator of the Program. His present research focuses on community policing and the recruitment and selection of police officers. In addition, he has co-authored a textbook on differential psychology and has published articles related to a variety of topic areas, including 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.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

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 Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada.

Larry Coutts is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor. He received his Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of Windsor. He currently specializes in research on community policing and organizational psychology. Prior to joining the University in 2000, he held positions with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Director of the Organizational Design and Job Evaluation Branch and as Senior Research Principal with both the Personnel Research Branch and Canadian Police College. He also has 20 years experience as an organizational consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has published several scientific articles in the fields of social psychology and industrial/organizational psychology.

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