Not by Chance Alone
My Life as a Social Psychologist
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|Format:||Paperback, 320 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 23 August 2012|
In this moving autobiography, social psychologist Elliot Aronson recounts the story of how a shy, seemingly ordinary boy from the slum town of Revere, Massachusetts beat the odds, overcoming his impoverished background to become one of the world's most eminent social scientists. All his life, Aronson has bridged the longstanding divide between scientists and humanists - those who want to do good research and those who want to do good in the world. His own life story illuminates the optimistic message of social psychology: that individuals and society can change for the better. With warmth and humor, Aronson tells of what it took to overcome shyness, become a better father than his own, and in later years, prevail over the limitations imposed by blindness. "Not By Chance Alone" is a story not only of professional achievement but also of one man's personal transcendence.
About the Author
Elliot Aronson is the only person in the history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: for distinguished research, distinguished teaching, and distinguished writing. He was chosen by his peers as one of the 100 most eminent psychologists of the twentieth century. Aronson has written or edited twenty-two books, including The Handbook of Social Psychology and The Social Animal, now in its 11th edition. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
"[Aronson] offers a revealing portrait both of himself and of social psychology in the past half-century." (Nature)"
|Publisher: ||Basic Books|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 14.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.34 kg)|