This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date survey of the field of social psychology for the new millennium - a single 800 page Handbook containing 23 chapters by leading researchers from around the world. It is a state of the art text with an eye to the future, in which rich integrative chapters are thorough analytic reviews. The chapters fall into 5 sections that reflect the scope of social psychology as a global scientific endeavour - history and nature of social psychology, individual processes, interpersonal processes, processes within groups, and intergroup processes and society. The book is edited by Michael Hogg and Joel Cooper, with Dominic Abrams, Elliot Aronson, and Shelley Taylor acting as advisory editors. The main features and benefits of this book include: single volume; international coverage of social psychology; international line-up of authors; basic and applied research are integrated within chapters, not exiled to the end of the book; traditional emphasis on individual and interpersonal processes is balanced with full emphasis on the study of group processes and intergroup relations; chapters on language and social psychology, culture, and self.