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Editors: Jan M. Turner and Andrew D. Mitchell
Book Description:
Social Psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Social psychologists typically explain human behavior as a result of the interaction of mental states and immediate social situations. In this book, the authors present current research on social psychology including the cultural, social and gender influences on casual sex; allostatic load based on a stress physiology model of illness; conceptualizing identity within social psychology; psychological characteristics of heart disease and cancer patients; peer victimization, physical activity and social psychological adjustment in obese youth; and antisocial behavior in children with ADHD. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp.i-xi

Cultural, Social, and Gender Influences on Casual Sex: New Developments, pp. 1-38
(Elaine Hatfield, Elisabeth Sarah Steele Hutchison, Lisamarie Bensman, Danielle M. Young, Richard L. Rapson, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and others)

Psychological Assessment in a New Key: Allostatic Load (Stress Age) and Resilience, pp. 39-58
(Thomas G. Arizmendi, Sacramento, California, USA)

Emerging Forms of Identity Online: Opportunities for Extending Theorising about Identity through Textual Analysis, pp. 59-74
(Natilene Bowker, Psychology, School of Information and Social Sciences, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Waterloo, Lower Hutt, New Zealand)

Anger, Defense Mechanisms, and Integrative Self-Knowledge in Iranian Coronary Heart Disease and Cancer Patients, pp. 75-88
(Nima Ghorbani, Sahar Tahbaz, P.J. Watson, Zhuo Chen, Department of Psychology, University of Tehran, Iran, and others)

A Further Examination of the Relationships among Peer Victimization, Physical Activity, and Social Psychological Adjustment in Obese Youth, pp. 89-112
(Charisse Williams, Eric A. Storch, Marilynn Paradora, University of Florida, USA)*

Antisocial Behavior in Children with ADHD: Causes and Treatment, pp. 113-136
(Efrosini Kalyva, City College, Thessaloniki, Greece)*

Index pp.137-150

   Series:
      Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
      Social Issues, Justice and Status
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 161, 6 x 9 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-62081-142-9
   Status: AV
  
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04.Cancer versus Nutraceuticals
05.Fundamentals of Fuel Injection and Emission in Two-Stroke Engines
06.Free to Love: Schema Therapy for Christians
07.Textiles: Advances in Research and Applications
08.Cheese Production, Consumption and Health Benefits
09.Education in Lesotho: Prospects and Challenges
10.Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Practices, and Challenges
11.Electrical Measurements: Introduction, Concepts and Applications
12.Potassium Channels in Health and Disease

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