This unique collection of 30 readings, written by leading researchers in the field of social psychology, pairs classic and contemporary articles on key topics that illustrate the contrast between the old and the newand the progress and advances of various aspects of the entire discipline. It encourages readers to notice the similarities and differences among the articles and issues. Selections include classic articles by such figures as Leon Festinger, Stanley Milgram, and Edward Jonesas well as more recent ones that have risen to classic status due to their impact on the field. The inclusion of contemporary articles show that important thinking still goes on. Featured topics explore social cognition; prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes; well being and health; interpersonal relations; prosocial behavior; aggression; attitudes; persuasion; and law and order. For individuals interested in the field of social psychology.