Top Social Psychology Textbooks

This webpage provides an up-to-date list of the top social psychology textbooks.
Rankings are based upon the number of syllabi in which a social psychology book has appeared since 2015 (source:
The most recent edition of each book is provided.

1.  Social Psychology (12th Edition)

Author(s): David Myers, Jean Twenge
Publication date: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 0077861973
ISBN-13: 9780077861971

Social Psychology introduces students to the science of us; how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the world we live in. In this edition, esteemed author David Myers is joined by respected psychology professor and generational differences researcher Jean Twenge in presenting an integrated learning program designed for today's students.

2.  Social Psychology (9th Edition)

Author(s): Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Samuel R. Sommers
Publication date: 2015-07-10
ISBN: 0133936546
ISBN-13: 9780133936544

Social Psychology introduces the key concepts of the field through an acclaimed storytelling approach that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, Robin Akert, and new co-author Sam Sommers present the classic studies that have driven the discipline alongside the cutting-edge research that is the future of social psychology.

3.  Social Psychology (8th Edition)

Author(s): Michael Hogg, Graham Vaughan
Publication date: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1292090456
ISBN-13: 9781292090450

This 8th edition of Social Psychology places social psychology in a contemporary, real-world context and explores new, cutting-edge research as well as bringing classic theories to life. Thoroughly revised to enhance accessibility, and updated to include over 250 new references, this trusted, market-leading, cutting edged textbook remains as comprehensive as ever.

4.  Social Psychology (10th Edition)

Author(s): Saul Kassin, Steven Fein, Hazel Rose Markus
Publication date: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 1305580222
ISBN-13: 9781305580220

Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, the aim to bring the outside world into the field of social psychology, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday lives, Social Psychology, Tenth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. The book integrates classic and contemporary research, and includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology as well as authoritative material on social psychology and the law. Coverage of culture and diversity is integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology. A newsy, relevant, and up-to-date photo program complements the narrative. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.