Social Psychology and Discourse

1. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
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Titel: Social Psychology and Discourse
Autor/en: Andrew McKinlay, Chris McVittie

ISBN: 1405146575
EAN: 9781405146579
1. Auflage.
Sprache: Englisch.
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1. August 2008 - kartoniert - 315 Seiten

Beschreibung

A unique and creative textbook that introduces the discursive turn to a new generation of students,
Social Psychology and Discourse summarizes and evaluates the current state-of-the-art in social psychology. Using the explanatory framework found in typical texts, it provides unparallel coverage on Discourse Analytic Psychology in a format that is immediately familiar to undergraduate readers.
A timely overview of the breadth and depth of discourse research, ideal for undergraduates and also a great resource for postgraduate research students embarking on a discursive project
No other text offers the same range of coverage - from the core topics of social cognition, attitudes, prejudice and relationships to lesser known areas such as small group phenomena
Includes a host of student-friendly features such as chapter outlines, key terms, a glossary, activity questions, classic studies and further reading

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Introduction.
2. The Different Varieties of Discourse Analysis.
3. How to Analyse Discourse: Tips and Tricks of the Professionals.
4. Self and Identity.
5. Attraction and Relationships.
6. Small Group Phenomena.
7. Intergroup Phenomena.
8. Social Cognition.
9. Attitudes and Persuasion.
10. Attributions.
11. Prejudice.
12. Aggression.
13. Applied Social Psychology.
14. Conclusions

Portrait

Dr Andy McKinlay is the Head of the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Chris McVittie is a lecturer in Psychology at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.

Pressestimmen

"There can be no doubt that it will resonate deeply with social psychologists (students and scholars alike). More importantly perhaps, it will serve linguists, literary scholars and sociologists as a convenient springboard for future interdisciplinary studies on discourse." ( Discourse and Communication , 1 November 2012)

"This introductory book provides exciting and innovative examples of the research currently being conducted at the intersection of social psychology and discourse . . . this is where the innovation of this book lies: it succeeds in clearly and directly focusing readers attention on the contributions of discursive research to understanding our social life." (Discourse Studies, 2011)

"This unique new introduction to social psychology adopts the explanatory framework typical of experimental social psychology texts and, using a completely original approach, applies this framework to discourse analysis in psychology. Drawing on a range of examples from international research, Andrew McKinlay and Chris McVittie provide thorough yet accessible coverage of theory, methodology and current debates." ( The Psychologist , August 2008)

"McKinlay and McVittie have neatly integrated many social psychology topics with discourse without reducing discourse to a simplistic, flavourless methodology. It is thus an impressive achievement that they have been able to address this complexity in a clear and engaging manner... As a teaching text, the book promises to be an extremely valuable addition to any social psychology course." ( Social Psychological Review, March 2009)

"The text is user-friendly: since students may not be familiar with the terminology of discourse, the authors have taken special care to list key terms at the beginning of each chapter and also to define them on the page where they first occur. The book is rich ... .The authors make a strong case for the importance of discourse, and even some broadminded adherents of quantitative social psychology might be persuaded that it offers a valuable complement to tough-minded social psychology. The authors have done an admirable job in presenting a massive number of studies in a clear and often lively manner. They have also demonstrated the existence of an impressive amount of discursive work done on a wide range of topics." ( Metapsychology , December 2008)

"This is an extraordinarily detailed introduction with by far the richest, and most up to date review of discourse research relevant for social psychologists. Although dealing with issues that are of particular interest to social psychologists, such as identity, groups or attitudes, the book provides a detailed review of a vast number of studies in discourse analysis, and hence is also relevant for students in discourse analysis, linguistics, cognitive psychology and the social sciences. This book offers both the student newcomer to the field, as well as the experienced scholar in other directions of social psychology, a persuasive set of arguments and examples in favor of a discourse analytical basis for social psychology, and a new view of empirical evidence." Teun A. van Dijk, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.

"This is an outstandingly clear introduction and overview of how discursive research can contribute to social psychology. In contrast to other texts, the book is organized around central social psychological topics. This, together with the international perspective, the clear structure of each chapter, the many examples, and the descriptions of classic studies, makes the text highly accessible and attractive to a broad audience. It is one of the best written books on discourse and social psychology and ideal for students, teachers and researchers. I would highly recommend the book as an invaluable resource to anyone who is interested in what discursive research has to offer to social psychology and to our understanding of the social world." Maykel Verkuyten, Utrecht University, The Netherland
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