Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intraindividual Processes / Edition 1

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This volume on intraindividual processes is one of a set of four handbooks in the social psychology field and covers social cognition, attitudes, and attribution theory.

  • Includes contributions by academics and other experts from around the world to ensure a truly international perspective.
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of classic and current research and likely future trends.
  • Fully referenced chapters and bibliographies allow easy access to further study.
  • Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit
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Meet the Author

Abraham Tesser was research Professor of Psychology at theUniversity of Georgia while editing this volume. He has editedseveral books and published a number of articles on communication,attitudes, thought processes, and self-evaluation maintenance. Heis currently Visiting Professor of Psychology at The Ohio StateUniversity.

Norbert Schwarz is Professor of Psychology at theUniversity of Michigan and Senior Research Scientist at Michigan'sInstitute for Social Research. He has published numerous articles,chapters, and books on human judgement, including Cognition andCommunication: Judgmental Biases, Research Methods and the Logic ofConversation (1995).

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface.


Part I: Perspectives and Methods. .

1. Evolutionary Analyses in Social Psychology: Eugene Burnsteinand Christine Branigan.

2. The Cultural Grounding of Social Psychological Theory: JoanG. Miller.

3. A Lifespan Developmental Perspective: Kevin Durkin.

4. Cognitive Indices of Social Information Processing: John N.Bassili.

5. The Psychophysiological Perspective on the Social Mind: PiotrWinkielman, Gary G. Berntson, and John T. Cacioppo.

Part II: Cognition. .

6. Mental Representations: Eliot R. Smith and Sarah Queller.

7. The Social Unconscious: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Kristi M. Lemm,and Siri J. Carpenter.

8. Language and Social Cognition: G³n R. Semin.

9. Conversational Processes in Reasoning and Explanation: DenisJ. Hilton and Ben R. Slugoski.

10. The Heuristics and Biases Approach to Judgement UnderUncertainty: Dale Griffin, Richard Gonzalez, and Carol Varey.

11. How the Mind Moves: Knowledge Accessibility and theFine-tuning of the Cognitive System: Leonard L. Martin, FritzStrack, and Diederik A. Stapel.

12. Standards, Expectancies, and Social Comparison: MonicaBiernat and Laura S. Billings.

13. Individual Differences in Information Processing: PeterSuedfeld and Philip E. Tetlock.

Part III: Social Motivation. .

14. Self-Regulation: Charles S. Carver.

15. Goal Setting and Goal Striving: Gabriele Oettingen and PeterM. Gollwitzer.

16. On the Motives Underlying Social Cognition: DavidDunning.

17. The Nature of Emotion: W. Gerrod Parrott.

18. The Consequences of Mood on the Processing of SocialInformation: Herbert Bless.

19. Attitudes, Persuasion, and Behavior: Gerd Bohner and NorbertSchwarz.

20. The Construction of Attitudes: Norbert Schwarz and GerdBohner.

21. Values and Ideologies: Meg J. Rohan and Mark P. Zanna.

22. Self-Esteem: Abraham Tesser.

23. Self-Concept and Identity: Daphna Oyserman.

24. Identity Through Time: Constructing Personal Pasts andFutures: Michael Ross and Roger Buehler.

Part IV: Applications.

25. Psychology and Law: G³nter Kohnken, Maria Fiedler,and Charlotte M÷hlenbeck.

26. Consumer Behavior: Sharon Shavitt and MichaelaWõnke.

27. Dealing with Adversity: Self-Regulation, Coping, Adaptation,and Health: Lisa G. Aspinwall.

28. The Psychological Determinants of Political Judgement:Victor C. Ottati.


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