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|1.01||October 3, 2014||Book added to the BC Open Textbook Collection|
|1.02||January 25, 2017||Reformatted Table 7.1. (Chapter 7 – Close Relationships: Liking and Loving over the Long Term)||The table had been formatted incorrectly to make the information misleading.|
|1.03||February 3, 2017||Factual error fixed in the second paragraph before Table 7.1. (Chapter 7 – Close Relationships: Liking and Loving over the Long Term)||Error: People with anxious/ambivalent attachment styles feel good about themselves (the goal of self-concern is being met), but they do not have particularly good relations with others. People with avoidant attachment styles are primarily other-concerned.
Correction: People with avoidant attachment styles feel good about themselves (the goal of self-concern is being met), but they do not have particularly good relations with others. People with anxious/ambivalent attachment styles are primarily other-concerned.
|1.04||September 12, 2018||Wording error fixed in the third paragraph under the “Operant Learning” heading in Chapter 2: Sources of Social Knowledge.||Error: We learn, in part, because we have been positively reinforced for engaging in the appropriate ones and negatively reinforced for engaging in the inappropriate ones.
Correction: We learn, in part, because we have been reinforced for engaging in the appropriate ones and punished for engaging in the inappropriate ones.
|1.05||January 14, 2019||Table 1.3 formatting error fixed in Chapter 1: Conducting Research in Social Psychology.||The original table had a number of operational definitions listed incorrectly as conceptual variables.|
|1.06||June 5, 2019||Updated the book’s theme.||The styles of this book have been updated, which may affect the page numbers of the PDF and print copy.|
|1.07||September 23, 2019||Updated the book’s theme.
Clarified wording in Chapter 4 – Attitudes, Behavior, and Persuasion: Changing Attitudes by Changing Behavior.
|Error: Although insufficient justification leads people to like something less because they (incorrectly) infer that they did not engage in a behavior due to internal reasons, it is also possible that the opposite may occur.
Correction: Although insufficient justification may lead people to like something less because they (incorrectly) infer that the reason they did not engage in a behavior was due to internal reasons, it is also possible that the opposite may occur.
|1.08||August 6, 2021||Wording error in the Key Takeaways in The Role of Affect: Moods and Emotions.||Error: Positive mood states increase helping, and negative affective states, particularly guilt, reduce it.
Correction: Both positive mood states and negative affective states (particularly guilt) can increase helping.