About the Authors
This textbook offers comprehensive coverage of classic, contemporary, and emerging topics in social psychology.
Eliot Smith earned his B.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard University. He taught for over 20 years at Purdue University before moving to Indiana University, where he is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences. A distinguished researcher, he has held numerous research grants and authored more than 100 book chapters and journal articles. Professor Smith's scholarly interests center on human cognition in its social context and on the role of emotions in prejudice and intergroup relations.
Diane Mackie teaches social psychology and communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has won a number of research and teaching awards. After earning an undergraduate degree at Auckland University, New Zealand and spending a year on a research scholarship in Switzerland, Dr. Mackie received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1984. Her research focuses on integrating findings from different perspectives, a theme reflected in the more than 90 articles and chapters on persuasion, social influence, group processes and intergroup relations she has authored or co-authored.