Tuesday, May 07, 2013

E-Resource News: Handbook of Social Psychology

The Handbook of Social Psychology (Fifth Edition), a foundational classic for anyone in the social sciences, is now available online from Penn Libraries E-Resources.

Since the first edition was published in 1935, the Handbook of Social Psychology has been the standard reference work in the field, offering historic, integrative, and pene­trating surveys of the topics that constitute the discipline. This two-volume Fifth Edition reflects the tremendous changes the field has experienced in the last decade and continues to be an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike, with all-new chapters written by the world’s foremost authorities on each topic and a list of contributors that reads like an international Who’s Who in Social Psychology.  --Publisher's statement

The work is divided into three sections: Part I: The Science of Social Psychology; Part II: The Social Being; and Part III: The Social World.  The Social Being section includes topics like motivation, attitude formation and persuasion, gender issues, social cognitive neuroscience and nonverbal behavior.  The Social World section includes social psychology and language, political behavior, inter group relations, conflict, and cultural psychology. That's a very incomplete set of examples--I'm just honing in on some key areas for our field that students starting out, not to mention ones taking comps soon(!), might want to download for their permanent reference
 Other new E-Resource reference book additions you might want to check out: 
Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
International Studies Encyclopedia Online
African Studies Companion

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