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A Feminist Companion to Social Psychology

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"Extremely lively and super-smart, this Feminist Companion is indeed the friend you want to sit beside in every social psychology class."
Alexandra Rutherford, Professor, Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of Psychology, York University, Canada

"Madeleine Pownall and Wendy Stainton Rogers book pings with the vibrancy and creativity of feminist critique. With this companion, they have made feminist inspiration, analysis, and activism easily accessible to everyone studying social psychology!"
Virginia Braun, Professor of Psychology, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

"The Feminist Companion was written for undergraduate readers, but it holds much wisdom for us all."
Jeanne Marecek, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA

The Feminist Companion series includes books which act as your friends and mentors in book form, supporting you in your studies, especially when things get tough.

This companion offers a feminist, critical, better-informed understanding of social psychology; what it knows, what it can deliver - and what it cant. Ultimately, it will help you gain a deeper understanding of the data, analytic tools and theoretical frameworks that inform Social Psychology, as well as empowering you to develop the capacity and authority to challenge assumptions and become a critical and engaged social psychologist.

Key features include:
-Five Reasons Why You Need a Feminist Companion - a helpful summary of what readers can expect to gain from this book
-Activity boxes, suggesting ways you can put the theory you are learning in to practice
-See and Hear for Yourself boxes, signposting readers to where they can find real-world examples of the concepts covered
-Summary sections that articulate the main points of each chapter and provide a useful revision aid
-A glossary of key terms

This book maps to the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum on social psychology as well as the Quality Assessment Agencys (QAA) Subject Benchmark Statement for Psychology.

Madeleine Pownall is a lecturer in Social Psychology, Research Methods, and Advanced Social Psychology at the University of Leeds, UK. She is Chair of the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) and an Associate Editor at The Psychologist.

Wendy Stainton Rogers is Emeritus Professor at The Open University, UK, and a member of the Open University Press Editorial Advisory Board. Across her career she has written ten bestselling books, the majority of which are for Psychology students. She is renowned for her clear-sighted and accessible writing style, as well as for her innovative work in Critical Psychology.

Product Details

Author: Madeleine Pownall

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Open University Press

Release Date: 2021-11-19

Pages: 168

ISBN: 0335250750

ISBN13: 9780335250752