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The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology

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Social Psychology (General)

January 2019 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In the present epoch of global change, movement, interconnection and the intensification of social issues within and across many societies, applied social psychology is more relevant than ever. The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology offers an overview of the field and the disparate and evolving approaches. Through an international team of contributors, the handbook brings prominent research literature together and organises it around ten key areas:

Part 01: Culture, race, indigeneity
Part 02: Gender & Sexuality
Part 03: Politics
Part 04: Health and mental health
Part 05: Work
Part 06: Ageing
Part 07: Communication
Part 08: Education
Part 09: Environment
Part 10: Criminal Justice, Law, & Crime

This handbook is a uniting and invigorating resource for the field of Applied Social Psychology.

Darrin Hodgetts & Kieran O'Doherty
Part 01: Culture, Race & Indigeneity
Saba Safdar & Fons J.R. van se Vijver
Chapter 1: Acculturation & Its Application: A Conceptual Review and Analysis
Tracy A. McFarlane
Chapter 2: Heritage and (In)Equality: Social Psychology Applied to Race
Christopher C. Sonn, Mohi R. Rua & Amy F. Quayle
Chapter 3: Decolonising Applied Social Psychology: Culture, Indigeneity and Coloniality
Part 02: Gender & Sexuality
Paula C. Barata & Charlene Y. Senn
Chapter 4: Interventions to Reduce Violence Against Women: The Contribution of Applied Social Psychology
Katrina Roen & Shiloh Groot
Chapter 5: Trans* and gender diverse youth: Applied and critical social psychology working in the margins
Katherine Johnson & Antar Martínez Guzmán
Chapter 6: The social psychology of gender & sexuality: theory, application, transformation
Part 03: Politics
Colin Scott & Allison Harell
Chapter 7: Avenues Towards an Applied Social Psychology of Democratic Citizenship
Eleni Andreouli & Lia Figgou
Chapter 8: Critical social psychology of politics
Malcolm MacLachlan, Joanne McVeigh, Tessy Huss & Hasheem Mannan
Chapter 9: Macropsychology: Challenging and changing social structures and systems to promote social inclusion
Part 04: Health & Mental Health
Ben Giguere, R. Thomas Beggs & Fuschia Sirois
Chapter 10: Social cognitive approaches to health issues
Tracy Morison, Antonia Lyons, & Kerry Chamberlain
Chapter 11: Critical health psychology: Applications for social action
Neil Drew & Michael Adams
Chapter 12: Community Based Mental Health in Cultural Contexts: From deinstitutionalisation to engaged and authentic community based care
Part 05: Work
Paul Maher, Deirdre O'Shea & Eric R. Igou
Chapter 13: Social Cognition in the Workplace: The Future of Research on the Meaning of Work
David Fryer
Chapter 14: Applied Social Psychologies, the Neoliberal Labour-Market Subject and Critique
Stuart C. Carr
Chapter 15: Standing Up for Sustainable Livelihoods: From Poverty to Prosperity
Part 06: Ageing
Donatienne Desmette, Hélène Henry & Stefan Agrigoroaei
Chapter 16: Ageing in Context: Ageism in Action
Mary Breheny & Christine Stephens
Chapter 17: Social policy and social identities for older people
Wendy Wen Li & Alma Au
Chapter 18: Successful Ageing and Community
Part 07: Communication
James H. Liu, Homero Gil de Zúñiga & Trevor Diehl
Chapter 19: Social Cognition and Communication: From Attitudes and Persuasion to Cross-Cultural Psychology, Social Representations, Discourse, and the Technologies of Digital Influence
Eleftheria Tseliou, Olga Smoliak, Andrea LaMarreb, & Chris Quinn-Nilasb
Chapter 20: Discursive Psychology as Applied Science
Kieran C O'Doherty & Karla Stroud
Chapter 21: Public Deliberation and Social Psychology: Integrating Theories of Participation with Social Psychological Research and Practice
Part 08: Education
Louise R. Alexitch
Chapter 22: Applying Social Psychology to Education
Anne Galletta
Chapter 23: Critical Layering in Participatory Inquiry and Action: Praxis and Pedagogy in Seeking Educational Change
Part 09: Environment
Heather Barnes Truelove, P. Wesley Schultz, & Ashley Jade Gillis
Chapter 24: Using Social Psychology to Protect the Environment
Alexander J. Bridger, Sophia Emmanouil & Rebecca Lawthom
Chapter 25: The psychogeographical turn in applied social psychology
Bianca Dreyer & Manuel Riemer
Chapter 26: Community and Participatory Approaches to the Environment
Part 10: Criminal Justice, Law & Crime
Fabiana Alceste, Aria Amrom, Johanna Hellgren & Saul M. Kassin
Chapter 27: Social Psychology and Law
Mandy Morgan, Leigh Coombes, Stephanie Denne & Melissa Rangiwananga
Chapter 28: Critical social psychology and victims of crime: Gendering violence, risk and dangerousness in the society of captives

This handbook is a gift to researchers, practitioners, students and citizens interested in improving the human condition. Through an artful integration of diverse approaches to specific social issues, the editors and contributors manage to combine basic and applied science with practical recommendations for action. The handbook covers issues of importance for modern society, ranging from culture, race, gender, inequality, politics, health, mental health, work, education, the environment and criminal justice. In short, there is something for everyone interested in using science to improve the well-being of individuals, institutions, and the global community. Based on cutting edge research, contributors distill the most relevant and useful recommendations for social change. I highly recommend this handbook to anyone concerned with the state of the human condition.

Dr Isaac Prilleltensky
University of Miami

An exceptionally useful guide to Applied Social Psychology. Hodgetts and O’Doherty along with an impressive range of contributing authors showcase the latest thinking and research. Together they order the field in ways that stimulate and enrich. Essential reading for all interested in applied social cognition, critical and community psychology.

Professor Margaret Wetherell
University of Auckland & Open University

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