The Blackwell Reader in Social Psychology brings together key articles in social psychology in an accessible, user-friendly format for students. The articles are carefully chosen to illustrate key theoretical developments in the field, as well as popular research procedures. Three main criteria have been used to select articles: they should provide the student with clear and exact details of how an empirical study was carried out: they should be classic and/or widely cited contributions to literature: and they should appeal directly to the interests of undergraduate students.Each article is introduced by the editors, who place each one in its context, and summarize the findings. In addition, they consider the following points:* theoretical background and hypotheses* methods* results and types of analysis* discussion of the importance of the study and critique of any sub-optimal features of the research, as well as links to subsequently published studies. Whilst organized to correspond with the structure and coverage of the second edition of the Introduction to Social Psychology, also published by Blackwell, this reader is designed to work with a broad range of courses and texts.