Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of The Production of Reality, Sixth edition, by Jodi O’Brien. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

A one-of-a-kind social psychology book that inspires readers to be awake in the world.  

In this new, Sixth Edition, Jodi O’Brien continues to explore the historical development of the concept of the self, and help readers see the patterns we use to make sense of our own lives. The book introduces the major theories, concepts, and perspectives of contemporary social psychology in a uniquely engaging manner. Compelling original essays that provide an overarching framework are followed by a wide-ranging set of readings. By grounding social psychology in student experiences and explaining theories through stories and narratives, this one-of-a-kind book helps students understand the forces that shape their feelings, thoughts, and actions. 


We gratefully acknowledge Jodi O’Brien for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Jamie Chapman of Westminster College for creating the ancillaries on this site.