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Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies InfoBase
Site provides articles about many topics related to social psychology. The topics include conformity, deindividuation, diffusion of responsibility, obedience, rebellion, minority influence, conflict resolution, and advertising among many others.
Excuses, Emotions, and In Between
This site looks at how excuses affect the listener.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
A leading journal in the field of social psychology.
Social Psychology: Once Overlooked, Now a Staple
Article discusses the history of social psychology and the subject matter it entails.
Which Traits Predict Job Performance?
Article discusses how personality traits can be used to predict job performance.

Advertising and the Media

National Television Violence Study
Article presents some facts about violence on television.
Psychology of Consumers
Site discusses the psychology of the consumer and includes the topics of culture, group influences, diffusion of innovation, perception, learning and memory, motivation, personality, emotion, attitudes, and others.

Applied Social Psychology

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 2002
This site provides an outline of the ethical principles which psychologists are supposed to follow when conducting research.
Facts About Media Violence and Effects on the American Family
Articles presents a list of facts about the effects of media violence, video game and cyberspace violence, and music violence.
Hate Crimes Today: An Age-Old Foe in Modern Dress
This article answers some frequently asked questions about hate crimes such as how often do they occur, who performs them, what emotional damage do they cause, and why do they occur?
Meta-Analysis of Research Studies
"This page is intended to help you learn more about meta-analysis by providing you with an overview; links to relevant documents and resources; and free, high-quality software."
Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships
This website lists the personality traits of abusers and partner's of abusers who are involved in intimate partner violence.
Steve's Primer of Practical Persuasion and Influence
This tutorial provides a summary of the various theories that exist to explain how people can be persuaded and influenced.
Understanding and Preventing Hate Crimes
This article discusses how "psychologists' research offers new insights on the emotions that lead to hate crimes and how to prevent them.".
Violence on Television
Article discusses how children are affected by the violence they watch on television.

Cults and Propaganda

AFF's Home Page
"AFF is a secular, not-for-profit, tax-exempt research center and educational organization founded in 1979. AFF's mission is to study psychological manipulation and cultic groups, to educate the public and professionals, and to assist those who have been adversely affected by a cult experience.".

Family and Romantic Relationships

Parenthood Detrimental to Marriage? Not Necessarily...
"Marital researchers identify a prescription that may buffer newlyweds against stressors."
Why a Bad Marriage is Worse for Women than Men
Article discusses how "men's and women's different physical responses to their emotions influence their marital satisfaction and physical health.".

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