A New Outline of Social Psychology

Pages: 287
Item #: 4316840
ISBN: 978-1-55798-408-1
List Price: $24.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 1997
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

The mosaic of social psychology includes pieces of all the social sciences. Thus, this discipline has seemed sprawling and disjointed. As outlined in this book, however, social psychology comes into focus, and its pieces form a unified whole. In A New Outline of Social Psychology, senior social scientist Martin Gold presents a new, integrated model of social psychology, focusing on the reciprocal relations between the person and the social environment. The specification of different influence processes among four levels of analysis (person, social organization, interpersonal relations, and culture) in their zones of interpenetration illuminates the dynamics of the social science domain.

Table of Contents



I. Problems and Solutions


  1. Whatever Happened to Social Psychology?
  2. Integrative Strategies

II. Structure


  1. The Person
  2. Social Organization
  3. Interpersonal Relations
  4. Culture

III. Dynamics


  1. Socialization and Institutionalization
  2. Interpersonal Dynamics: Identification
  3. Cultural Dynamics: Persuasion

IV. Applications


  1. Group Dynamics
  2. Sex and Gender in Social Psychology
    —Elizabeth Douvan
  3. Authority: Obedience, Defiance, and Identification in Experimental and Historical Contexts
    —François Rochat and Andre Modigliani
  4. Conclusion


Author Index

Subject Index

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