Elliot Aronson's primary research is in the area of social influence. Throughout his career he has sought to do experiments that would integrate his passion about basic science with his desire to apply those research findings toward improving the human condition e. Elliot Aronson's classic introductory textbook, The Social Animal, first published in , is now out in its 12th edition , in collaboration with Elliot's son, NYU professor Joshua Aronson. Elliot is the only psychologist to have won APA's highest awards in all three major academic categories: For distinguished writing , for distinguished teaching , and for distinguished research
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Originally published in , The Social Animal is currently in its twelfth  edition. In a style written for the general audience, the book covers what modern psychology knows about the reasons for some of the most important aspects of human behavior. Aronson begins the book by citing a number of scenarios, real and constructed — reactions to the Kent State shootings , the Stanford prison experiments , and a four-year-old boy given a drum set among them — that illustrate a variety of human behaviors seen in real life.
The rest of the book is spent primarily on explaining how human minds operate and interact with each other, using these situations as examples. The book covering topics include the causes of prejudice, aggression, and cognitive dissonance. As a scientist, Aronson leans on the importance of case work and experimental study. Thus, the Social Animal's explanations of human behavior are largely validated with citations of studies done by researchers of social psychology.
Throughout the book, Aronson relies on the use of controlled experiments to validate empirical observation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Social Animal 11th edition cover. Retrieved Categories : non-fiction books Books about social psychology Sociology books. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
Newly revised and up-to-date, this edition of "The Social Animal" is a brief, compelling introduction to modern social psychology. Through vivid narrative, lively presentations of important research, and intriguing examples, Elliot Aronson probes the patterns and motives of human behavior, covering such diverse topics as terrorism, conformity, obedience, politics, race relations, advertising, war, interpersonal attraction, and the power of religious cults. Add to Bookshelf. What's an Audio Format Audio format refers to the way an audiobook is recorded. Not all audiobooks have the same formats. Classic Audio: A human reading an audiobook without the text displayed. This book is only partially available.
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