Social Psychology (Aronson)

Social Psychology (Aronson) Author(s): Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Samuel R. Sommers

Difference between 9th and 8th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 9th and 8th editions

  • Period between previous and current publications: 3 years (2012 vs 2015).
  • The first edition of Social Psychology was written by Elliot Aronson and Robert L. Helmreich in 1973.
  • The Ninth Edition has 16 chapters just as the previous Eighth Edition.
  • Chapter 3:
    • New sections on non-conscious goal pursuit and decision making.
  • Chapter 4:
    • New section on powerful and long-lasting first impressions, which covers lingering effects of initial impressions; how posture and nonverbal cues can influence the impressions you make on others.
  • Chapter 5:
    • New section on affective forecasting, a prediction about our emotional reactions to future events.
  • Chapter 6:
    • New discussions on political self-justification, how to overcome cognitive dissonance.
  • Chapter 7:
    • New Try It! exercise on brand attitude and customer perception
  • Chapter 8:
    • New section on social influence tactics presents techniques of compliance, including the foot-in-the-door and door-in-the-face.
    • Review of the 2012 election study "A 61-million-person experiment in social influence and political mobilization"
  • Chapter 9:
    • New section on group diversity.
  • Chapter 10:
    • New research on the relationship between genetic similarity and sexual attraction.
  • Chapter 11:
    • Discusses the recent research by van den Bos "On Sense-Making Reactions and Public Inhibition of Benign Social Motives".
  • Chapter 12:
    • The chapter has been significantly reorganized.
    • Additional section on the causes of sexual violence, sexual scripts, and a 2015 review of research on miscommunication between men and women.
  • SPA1:
    • New discussion on why experiences make people happier than material things.
  • And one more important distinction between editions is the cost. You can save up to $100 if you buy 8th Ed. used hardcover book rather than the identical 9th Ed. The possible saving on loose leaf book is over $50.
  • If your study course requires the latest Social Psychology 9th Ed., you can save by ordering the cheapest format -- Books a la Carte. See the price charts of three latest editions and all available formats.
9th Edition of
Social Psychology (Aronson)
Hardcover, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 0133936546
ISBN-13: 9780133936544
Published by: Pearson, July 10, 2015
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ISBN-13: 9780134225609
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Loose Leaf, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 0134012399
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8th Edition of
Social Psychology (Aronson)
Hardcover, 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0205796621
ISBN-13: 9780205796625
Published by: Pearson, July 26, 2012
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Hardcover, 608 pages
ISBN-10: 020591201X
ISBN-13: 9780205912018
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Loose Leaf, 696 pages
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7th Edition of
Social Psychology
Hardcover, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 0138144788
ISBN-13: 9780138144784
Published by: Pearson, October 02, 2009
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ISBN-13: 9780205773794
Published by: Pearson, October 02, 2009
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