Baron/Byrne/Branscombe's Social Psychology is a classic text that has motivated students to take social psychology out of the classroom and into their lives for over four decades. The twelfth edition retains the hallmark of its own past success: up-to-date coverage of the quickly evolving subject matter written in a lively manner that has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of students around the world. This book continues to balance its coverage of fundamentals with current research. Gopa Bhardwaj, Professor of Psychology at the University of Delhi, has added extensive and interesting material relevant for social psychology courses in Indian universities. Thus, this special edition has international standard text that is, moreover, contextualized to the needs of Indian students.
- Chapter opening sections linked to important trends and events in society: These help students relate the topics covered to events with which readers are already very familiar.
- Key Points: Every major section ends with a brief review of key points covered, and a critical-thinking question (Think About It)
- Principles to Remember: At the end of each major section, a key principle that students should retain is presented and highlighted.
- End-of-chapter summaries: Each chapter ends with a summary, which recaps the key points covered.
- Connections: Finally, to help students recognize links between the various chapters and lines of research in social psychology, there are Connections tables that call attention to such links.
- Social Psychology
- Social Cognition
- Social Perception
- The Self
- Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
- Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships
- Social Influence
- Prosocial Behavior
- Groups and Individuals
- Social Psychology
Robert A. Baron is Wellington Professor of Management and Psychology at Rensselaer RPI. He received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Iowa (1968). Prof. Baron has held faculty appointments at Purdue, the Universities of Minnesota, Texas, South Carolina, Washington, Princeton University, and Oxford University. From 1979?1981 he served as Program Director for Social and Developmental Psychology at NSF. In 2001 he was appointed as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow by the French Ministry of Research (Universite de Toulouse). Baron is a Fellow of APA and a Charter Fellow of APS. He has published more than one hundred articles and forty chapters, and is the author of 48 books in management and psychology. He holds three U.S. patents and was founder and CEO of IEP, Inc. (1993?2000). His current research interests focus on social and cognitive factors in entrepreneurship. Gopa Bhardwaj is Professor of Psychology at the University of Delhi. She received an M.A. (as gold medalist) from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1969, an M.Sc. in applied psychology from Aston University, UK in 1974, a Ph.D. in industrial psychology from BHU (1973). Professor Bhardwaj has also been a Commonwealth Fellow. She has held faculty appointments at BHU and the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, and guest faculty appointments at the School of Social Work, University of Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; and Police Training Academy, Delhi, among others. She has also been dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, and Director, Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (ASC?UGC).
Professor Bhardwaj has been a consultant to the Centre for Social Science Research on Leprosy, Wardha, under WHO; GAIL (Gas Authority of India Limited), DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency), DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), etc. She is on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology and other Indian journals, and is a member of the Indian Science Congress Association, Bangladesh Psychological Association, and the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology Association. Besides this, she has been the principal investigator of several projects of the DRDO, and of an ICSSR project. Professor Bhardwaj has contributed numerous articles to reputed journals and chapters to edited volumes. Nyla R. Branscombe is Professor of Psychology at University of Kansas. She received her B.A. from York University in Toronto in 1980, an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1982, and her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1986. Professor Branscombe has held visiting appointments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Free University of Amsterdam, and Australian National Univeristy. She has served as Associate Editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, as well as Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Professor Branscombe has published more than one hundred articles and chapters in professional journals and edited books. In 1999, she was a co-recipient of the Otto Klienberg prize for research on Intercultural and International Relations from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the 1996 and 2001 Society of Personality and Social Psychology Publication Award. She co-edited the 2004 volume Collective Guilt: International Perspectives, published by Cambridge University Press, and the 2007 volume Commemorating Brown: The Social Psychology of Racism and Discrimination, published by the American Psychological Association. Professor Branscombe's current research focuses primarily on two main issues: the psychology of historically privileged groups, in particular when and why they may feel collective guilt for their advantages and harmful actions toward other social groups, and the psychology of disadvantaged groups, especially how they cope with prejudice and discrimination. Donn Byrne holds the rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1958 from Stanford University and has held academic positions at the San Francisco State University, the University of Texas, and Purdue University as well as visiting professorships at the University of Hawaii and Stanford University. He was elected president of the Midwestern Psychological Association and of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He headed the personality program at Texas, the social-personality programs at Purdue and Albany, and was chair of the psychology department at Albany. Professor Byrne is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society. During his career, Professor Byrne has published over 150 articles in psychological journals, and twenty-nine of them have been republished in books of readings. He has authored or co-authored thirty-seven chapters in edited volumes, and fourteen books, including Psychology: An Introduction to a Behavioral Science, An Introduction to Personality, The Attraction Paradigm, and Exploring Human Sexuality.