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Whereas many textbooks of social psychology essentially list off a stream of facts and findings from the field, Alcock and Sadava tell the story of social psychology, providing context and interpretation necessary to understand why we, as social creatures, act, think, and behave as we do. Their global perspective does a great service to the field and will benefit educators and students internationally.
I found this text to be well laid out and very comprehensible - engaging and user friendly. For the undergraduate students that I teach, this text is concise and pitched at the right level. I appreciate the turn towards some critical perspectives within social psychology to encourage the student's critical mentality.
Very exciting and potentially transformative - this is a book that is truly global in scope.
This is an excellent, well written book on social psychology. It provides very comprehensive, up to date and contrasting concepts and ideas focusing on social psychology. It is in-depth and draws from emerging international research to position social psychology within global perspectives.
This book is particularly useful because it provides perspectives from a variety of cultures. This will enable students to question social understanding that they have taken for granted and address the subject from a critical stand-point.
An excellent book that provides a good insight into social psychology
The book is well written. The focus of the book does 100% fit to my course but will recommand to students.
I felt that the social psychology text book that I currently recommend for my lectures was more appropriate.
Another book which will be on the essential reading list for many of the level 4 modules of the new Psychology degree. Very modern and up to date. Clear sections and the topics span a wide area. The author does their best to explain things for this audience and it works.
good back up book - not enough detail for essential book though
not sure about accompanying resources as have not tried them - no access
A useful, all round introduction to social psychology.
In our opinion, the book is too difficult to read and inaccesible to 100-level students. The book lacks a clear overview.
While it covers all topics within social psychology it does so purely from the mainstream cognitive position. Including global perspectives as part of the title seems inaccurate.
A highly accessible textbook, recommended reading.
Current book in use is good
I do like its global perspective - too many books are US focused. So far, recommended. When the focus of my current course changes, may well become essential
excellent overview of main topics re/Social Psychology, perhaps a bit too much text
I found this book interesting and informative. I found the Learning objectives at the start of each chapter very useful along with the highlighted key points. What I believe my students would find particularly useful are the web sites listed for further information.
Essential reading for General Medicine students, 1st year, for the following courses:
- Behavioral sciences
- Medical sociology
- Basis of communication
- Medical Psychology
A great book as an introduction to social psychology. Will be recommending it to my students.