Posted: Sep 04, 2019 1:16 am
by ogger
Hermit wrote:Don't worry too much about Cito's abrasive communication style, ogger. It's how he gets his kicks, and his impulse control is substandard. ;)

Rather than dive straight into social psychology, I suggest you have a look, at least briefly, at the field of sociology first. A book I can thoroughly recommend is Invitation to Sociology by Peter Berger. Though rather old now, (it was published in 1963) it really is a good introduction, at least to western style societies. It also possesses two properties I value highly: 1) It is a slim book. That means it is not particularly technical. 2) It is written in a fluent style, which makes it an easy read.

Another book I can recommend is The Social Construction of Reality. It is written by the same author, this time along with Thomas Luckmann. It is also a slim volume. Unfortunately it is a bit stodgy and repetitive. Still worth persevering with.

I think once you have gained a bit of a sociological overview you'll have an easier time digesting tomes on psychology. You'll probably be better equipped to decide which approaches to psychology to leave aside and which ones to focus on.

Hello Hermit, first of all thank you for your answer. I don't mind Cito, it seems to me that he just seeks an output for his anger. Its better if he does it to random people on internet instead of someone he may hurt. But from a research I remember that aggressive behavior is likely to cause more aggressive behavior, bad news :roll: .

And thank you a lot for your suggestion. I think so that having a knowledge on sociology would be better before diving into social psychology. I will go through with your recommendations, and hopefully would be able to discuss some ideas with you guys.