For undergraduate courses in Social Psychology. Generations of college students have learned social psychology from this text-it provides balanced, up-to-date, and accurate coverage of basic topics, research, and theories. Balancing cutting-edge findings and classic work in the field, the user-friendly Social Psychology shows how its methods and theories can be applied to everyday experiences and current social issues.Q: How do you help your students see the connection between social psychology and the world around them?A: "In the News" chapter openings help students comprehend the relevance of social psychology principles to current events.See Chapter 2, pg. 32 "Man on a leash or Woman holding a leash" See Chapter 13, pg. 404 "Terrorism in Spain"Q: How do you convey that social psychology is built upon a solid and important research foundation?A: Research Highlight boxes are featured in many chapters and help students to better understand the concepts as well as current "hot topics" and research. In addition, there is strong coverage of sociocultural issues which includes issue on race and ethnicity. Coverage of cultural psychology topics have been integrated into the text to encourage students to consider the diversity of human experiences and compare/contract cultures.Research Highlight boxesSee pg. 428, "Do Video Games Increase Aggression?" See pg. 252, "Does the Internet Build Social Connections or Increase Social Isolation?"Sociocultural IssuesSee pg. 414, section titled "Culture and Aggression"This edition has an increased emphasis on social cognition, the self, personal relationships and evolutionary psychology, highlighting for students ideas that are relevant to them (such as greater coverage of emotion and mood on inference covered in the Social Cognition chapter). Additionally, an updated and revised chapter on law, written by Jennifer Hunt and Eugene Borgida, two recognized experts in the field. New topics include:the influence of pretrial publicity on jurors how jurors use character evidence the use of amicus curiae briefs to convey social psychological research to the courseNew research included in this chapter also addresses:eyewitness identification, false confessions, jury selection and jury decision making.Q: How many chapters do you cover in a term?A: The text is now 15 rather than 16 chapters. The chapter on Politics has been deleted, making for a shorter, more easily acccessible text.