An Atlas of Interpersonal Situations / Edition 1

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The Atlas of Interpersonal Situations provides a systematic theoretical account for understanding the impact of situations on patterns of social interaction. Structured around descriptions of twenty-one of the most common situations that people encounter daily, this study presents the tools needed to understand how those situations influence interpersonal behavior. These descriptions are freestanding; each providing analysis, research examples, and everyday descriptions of the prototypical situation. The authors build upon interdependence theory, which stresses the manner in which outcomes are determined by the structure of interpersonal interaction. This analysis makes clear exactly what is "social" about "social psychology."

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"...interesting application of interdependence theory which opens some surprising perspectives on personal interdependence." Daniel Friedrich, University of Hamburg, The Journal of Mind and Behavior

"The authors advance knowledge about interdependence among people, continuing a discussion that originated with Kurt Lewin.... Recommended." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521011808
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Part I. Introduction and Theory: 1. Interpersonal situations: the context of social behavior; 2. Outcome interdependence; 3. Interaction conditions and person factors; 4. Exploring the geography of the outcome patterns; Part II The Situations: Preface to the Entries for the Situations; Single Component Patterns: 1. Independence: we go our separate ways; 2. Mutual partner control: I scratch your back, you scratch mine; 3. Corresponding mutual joing control: getting in sync; 4. Conflicting mutual joint control: match or mismatch; Two- and three-component patterns: 5. The prisoner's dilemma: me versus we; 6. Threat: trading loyalty for justice; 7. Chicken: death before dishonor; 8. Hero: let's do it your way; 9. Conjunctive problems: together we can do it; 10. Disjunctive problems: either of us can do it; 11. Asymmetric dependence: you're the boss; Time-extended patterns: 12. Iterated prisoner's dilemma: united we stand, divided we fall; 13. Investment: building for the future; 14. Delay of gratification: resisting temptation; Incomplete information situations; 15. Negotiation: can we agree on a deal?; 16. Encounters with strangers: lack of information about a partner; 17. Joint decisions under uncertainty: bird in the hand; 18. Twists of fate: coping with an uncertain future; N-person Situations; 19. Third parties: effects of an outsider; 20. N-person prisoner's dilemma: tragedy of the commons; Movement from one situation to another; 21. Movement among situations: where do we go from here?; Part III. Epilogue.

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