Constructing Social Psychology

Constructing Social Psychology

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This collection of essays by William J. McGuire covers many of the topics that make up social psychology. Studies of the phenomenal self report how people think about themselves, which characteristics are salient in their sense of self and why. Another series of studies show how people's thought systems are organized to balance logical consistency, realistic coping, and hedonic gratification. Studies of persuasive communication show what kinds of people are most persuadable, how people can be persuaded by Socratic questioning, and how they can be immunized against persuasion. Other chapters report findings on language and thought, history and psychology, and creative techniques.In McGuire and Papageorgis (1961i), 130 students in a first-year English course read a defensive essay on one truism and wrote a ... Participants in the passive condition were allowed five minutes to read each of the 1, 000- word essays; theanbsp;...

Title:Constructing Social Psychology
Author: William McGuire
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1999-03-28

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