The second edition of the hugely successful Essential Social Psychology is now even more indispensable!Social psychology is an enormous discipline and it can be easy to get swamped in that enormity. Essential Social Psychology gives an accessible and thorough grounding in the key concepts, the fundamentals - the essentials of social psychology, while providing a lively introduction to the major theoretical debates, new approaches, and findings in the discipline. The Second Edition still has everything students need: short, lively chapters covering the classic and contemporary studies, plenty of illustrations, an extensive glossary and those memory maps to help you remember it all. The authors have added two more chapters, the newest cutting edge research, and detailed the latest exciting and emerging debates and controversies. Key features of the new edition include: Brand new chapters on Attribution and Intergroup ProcessesAlternative perspectives integrated into each chapter to reflect the fascinating range of approaches and encourage critical thinkingExtended chapters provide more detailed coverage of each topicNew and improved companion website, now with even more lecturer and student supportEssential Social Psychology, Second Edition is ideal for students taking social psychology for the first time as part of a degree course in psychology or as a subsidiary option within other degree programs.