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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 09:42 AM
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Can anybody recommend a good Social Psychology textbook?

If you have one as a college student now, or recently, or you're a college psych professor.

Group behavior interests me. Why did so many drink the koolaid in Jonestown? Why did so many drink the koolaid in the US? And continue to do so.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 09:55 AM
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1. Perhaps this book will answer your questions...............


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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 09:55 AM
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2. I think a few books...
On the histories of societies that have made these kind of "leap of faith" shifts behind a despotic leader.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 10:39 AM
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6. Of course, Nazi Germany comes to mind at once.

And also Jonestown.
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freeplessinseattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 10:06 AM
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3. "The Social Animal" by Elliot Aronson
This is a classic text, and a fascinating read-one of few texts that really drew me in when I was in college.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 10:09 AM
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4. The True Believer
http://www.amazon.com/True-Believer-Thoughts-Movements-...

The smartest psychologist that I know says that this is the best.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 10:39 AM
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5. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look for the books mentioned. nt
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 04:29 PM
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7. Anything written or edited by Miles Hewstone!
Or Elliot Smith and Diane Mackie: Social Psychology
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