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Albert Bandura
Site provides a "biographical sketch" of Albert Bandura.
Canada's Drug Strategy
Site provides information about injection drugs; marijuana; and the relation between drugs and youth, seniors, Aboriginal people, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
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.
Population Density, Infanticide, and Social Pathology
This article discusses John Calhoun's classic experiment with rats where "he created high-density populations in which aggression, infanticide, and infant neglect became rampant.".
Site provides a description of self-efficacy, a comparison to self-esteem, and a number of links to related web sites.

Advertising and the Media

National Television Violence Study
Article presents some facts about violence on television.

Applied Social Psychology

Classical Leadership
At this website, you will be provided with summaries of trait, behavioural, contingency, situational, and transformational approaches to leadership.
Evaluation Research
An overview of various aspects of evaluation research can be found at this site including information about planning an evaluation cycle, developing an evaluation culture, types of evaluation, evaluation strategies, and evaluation questions and methods.
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.
Fred Edward Fiedler
A brief biography is presented about Fred Edward Fiedler as well as a brief, but cohesive overview of his LPC theory.
Kurt Lewin: Groups, Experiential Learning, and Action Research
This site provides an overview of Kurt Lewin's life and his research. The topics covered in this website include field theory, group dynamics, democracy and groups, t-groups, and action research.
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."
Multisystemic Therapy
This website provides information about multisystemic therapy which is a form of therapy intended to prevent violence in serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders.
Quasi-Experimental Design
Various approaches to quasi-experimental designs are explored in this site including non-equivalent group design and regression-discontinuity design. As well, topics such as internal validity and advances in quasi-experimental design are discussed.
Recent Changes in School Desegregation
This article's discussion of school desegregation includes topics such as academic performance, within school integration, and racial diversity.
Research Methods Knowledge Base
This comprehensive web-based textbook discusses sampling, measurement, research design, data analysis, validity, reliability, and ethics, as well has how to develop a research question and write a research paper.
Research Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
Links to free online books, manuals, and articles on how to do evaluation and social research, including surveys, interviews, observations and more. Also links to research about research methods, free software, and sites on how to present data. This site also has a review of free statistical resources.
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.

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.".
What Messages Are Behind Today's Cults?
Article discusses the appeal that cults have to their members.

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