A best seller for many years, this invaluable reference has been published by the ASA since 1965 and provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisers, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.
Social psychology examines the way groups and social structures shape individuals—their perceptions, beliefs, identities, attitudes, emotions, and behaviors—and how individuals acting together create, maintain, and change social structures.
Research includes how individuals’ locations in social structures, such as class, race, or gender, impact their behavior, perspectives, emotions, and even health. It also examines how individuals interact with one another, influence and are influenced by each other’s actions and communications, and develop social selves and identities that guide their future behavior. By coordinating behavior through interactions, individuals create group structures such as hierarchies and roles, as well as solidarity and shared identities among group members.