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Applied Social Psychology

Editor(s): Patricia-Luciana Runcan

Book Description

The concept of applied social psychology aims at using social psychology theories and principles to improve the functioning of institutions and individuals. The five chapters of this book contain carefully selected essays that approach both academic issues and empiric research results covering a wide range of interests. The ways in which vulnerable groups rely on psychological mechanisms in their adjustment to concrete situations, and new research in the sphere of mental health are two such subjects covered here. This book will serve as a useful tool for professionals in psychology, medicine, education, social work, and counsellors in permanent interaction with the human factor. However, Applied Social Psychology is in no way restrictive: it will also be useful and accessible for a wider audience interested in reading about psychology, education, and communication from interdisciplinary perspectives.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5667-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5667-3
Date of Publication: 01/05/2014
Pages / Size: 265 / A5
Price: £44.99


Patricia-Luciana Runcan currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the West University of Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in Sociology from the same University, a BA in Law from the “Tibiscus” University of Timişoara, and a PhD in Sociology from the West University of Timişoara. Her main areas of interest include social work and sociology. She authored Depression in the Elderly (2013) and Supervision in Educational, Social and Medical Services Professions (2013), and co-edited Risks and Opportunities in the Romanian Social Work System (2011) and Applied Social Sciences: Social Work (2013).

Georgeta Raţă is currently an Associate Professor at the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in French and English and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her main areas of interest include languages, communication, and education sciences. She has co-edited Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice (2010); Academic Days of Timişoara: Social Sciences Today (2011); Applied Social Sciences: Psychology, Physical Education and Social Medicine (2013); and Applied Social Sciences: Social Work (2013).