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Best Social Interaction Books You Should Enjoy

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Social Interaction books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties (2006)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyThis comprehensive five-step model addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders by helping children identify the skills they need to form relationships and an intervention plan to help them acquire these skills.
Author(s): Scott Bellini

Social Psychology: Individuals, Interaction, and Inequality (Sociology for a New Century) (2017)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoySocial Psychology takes a sociological approach to the study of the individual in relationship to society. It′s main purpose is is to highlight how social psychology provides varied, yet inter-related, explanations for individuals’ experiences in groups. The text tells the story of how these dynamics unfold, beginning with the central social characteristics of the individual, to processes of perception and of interaction.
Author(s): Karen A. Hegtvedt, Cathryn J. Johnson

Facing Social Class: How Societal Rank Influences Interaction (2012)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyMany Americans, holding fast to the American Dream and the promise of equal opportunity, claim that social class doesn’t matter. Yet the ways we talk and dress, our interactions with authority figures, the degree of trust we place in strangers, our religious beliefs, our achievements, our senses of morality and of ourselves—all are marked by social class, a powerful factor affecting every domain of life.
Author(s): Susan T. Fiske, Hazel Rose Markus

Lying and Deception in Human Interaction (2007)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyLying and Deception in Human Interaction provides readers with a critical understanding of deception that is necessary for evaluating the integrity of the messages they receive and send in daily life. The author’s lively writing style engages the reader as a multitude of real life examples demonstrate the relevance of visual deception in human interaction.
Author(s): Mark L. Knapp

Ceremonial Violence: Understanding Columbine and Other School Rampage Shootings (2009)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyCeremonial Violence analyzes thirteen school “rampage” shootings―including the Columbine High School massacre―and explains, for the first time, why teenagers commit these tragic atrocities. These cases include:Brenda Spencer, 16, who after shooting at elementary school children for no apparent reason explained to a reporter: “I hate Mondays.”Wayne Lo, 18, a brilliant Taiwanese student and violin prodigy, who embraced white supremacist rhetoric.
Author(s): Fast PhD., Jonathan

Human-Animal Interaction: A Social Work Guide (2017)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyAnimals whether as household companions, therapy animals comforting those in need, or highly trained service dogs supporting people with disabilities occupy important positions in the lives of many individuals and their larger communities.
Author(s): Janet Hoy-Gerlach, Scott Wehman

Social Groups in Action and Interaction: 2nd Edition (2015)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoySocial Groups in Action and Interaction reviews and analyzes the human group as it operates to create both social good and, potentially, social harm. It summarizes current knowledge and contemporary research, with real-world examples in succinct yet engaging chapters, to help students understand and predict group behavior.
Author(s): Charles Stangor

Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9 (2015)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyAutism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9 includes sample parent letters, teacher letters, weekly skill steps, and simple stories to reinforce the information presented in the text as well as suggestions for extension activities.
Author(s): Pamela Wiley, Betholyn Gentry, et al.

Social Cognition and Interaction Training (Scit): Group Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders, Clinician Guide (Treatments That Work) (2015)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyImpairments in social functioning are among the hallmark characteristics of schizophrenia. These deficits predict relapse rate and may be independent of better-studied symptoms such as hallucinations.
Author(s): David L. Roberts, David L. Penn, et al.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition (SAGE Social Psychology Program) (2007)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should Enjoy“This Volume is everything one would want from a handbook” ―CHOICE Magazine”The Handbook is a tour de force survey of current Social Psychology… it makes an excellent resource for personal use by researchers, graduate students and perhaps advanced undergraduates who are seeking an in-depth background treatment of major topics.” ―Professor Richard C. Sherman, Miami University “The Handbook maps on to my current curricula perfectly.
Author(s): Michael A. Hogg

Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction (2008)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyPacked with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Sixth Edition, shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around you. The text’s current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed.
Author(s): Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler

Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions (CLI) (2012)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyWith that show the interventions in action! For SLPs preparing to work with children who have autism spectrum disorders, selecting effective interventions for communication and social challenges is critically important. This accessible textbook gives SLPs the in-depth knowledge they need to evaluate, choose, and apply today’s best interventions for communication and social interactions.
Author(s): Prelock Ph.D., Prof. Patricia A., McCauley Ph.D., Rebecca J., et al.

Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction (2015)

 Best Social Interaction Books You Should EnjoyPacked with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Eighth Edition, shows readers how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around them. The book’s current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed.
Author(s): Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler

Best Social Interaction Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some social interaction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Understanding Dialogue: Language Use and Social Interaction

Author(s): Martin J. Pickering, Simon Garrod
ID: 2950895, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

OKAY across Languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction

Author(s): Emma Betz, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada, Marja-Leena Sorjonen
ID: 2954719, Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Year: 2021, Size: 128 Mb, Format: pdf

Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Author(s): Jenni Kuuliala; Jussi Rantala
ID: 2490924, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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