Posted: Sep 02, 2019 11:54 pm
by ogger
Cito di Pense wrote:
ogger wrote:The book they use, and recommended at "Psychology Resources" topic is "The Social Animal" by David Brooks.

No, that's not the book they use in the MIT course. There is a book with the same title by journalist David Brooks, but that is not being used in the MIT OCW course you linked to. The book used in that course is The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson, edition published in 2011. A course offered at MIT would not rely on a popular account written by a journalist as its main textbook.

If you're trying to obtain advice, and you want people to take you seriously, don't carelessly litter your posts with misinformation and misdirection. If you really are interested in social psychology, you could do much worse than following an MIT OCW course.

Hello, thank you for your answer. Yes the book that used at MIT is by Elliot Aronson, I thought there is just one of them and by David Brooks. I couldn't understand why would they use a popular science psychology book at first. I was careful when writing my post, like every one of them. I do research beforehand, I read articles. Part of it is to learn new things and correct what I know wrong(which I didn't know its wrong before, there was an information from textbook with 10 editions. I couldn't think it may be wrong, I even read the articles that supported that claim before posting). I tried to give as much as detail as possible in this post. I gave every link that I searched, checked my post several times, but I happened to miss that there are two books with same name on same topic :( Sorry again. But I wouldn't call it littering.

Shouldn't I follow MIT OCW course? Would you have any recommendations? And sorry again for confusing the author.