Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology: Collection: Volumes 1 & 2

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This innovative two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field.

Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory’s development including the inspirations, ...

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Overview

This innovative two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field.

Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory’s development including the inspirations, critical junctures, and problem-solving efforts that effected theoretical choices and determined the theory’s impact and its evolution. Unique to this handbook, these narratives provide a rich background for understanding how theories are created, nurtured, and shaped over time, and examining their unique contribution to the field as a whole. To examine its societal impact, each theory is evaluated in terms of its applicability to better understanding and solving critical social issues and problems.

The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

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'These volumes would be of interest to professionals in the field, as each chapter provides a scholarly overview of each theory. Graduate students and those just beginning their professional careers should also find the personal narratives of interest. The opportunity to pull back the curtain and peek into the thought process of some of social psychology's most prominent theorists as they struggled with their creations is not only a valuable lesson but a treat as well. I look forward to adding these volumes to my personal collection' -
Mark A. Stambush
American Psychological Association
From the Publisher
'These volumes would be of interest to professionals in the field, as each chapter provides a scholarly overview of each theory. Graduate students and those just beginning their professional careers should also find the personal narratives of interest. The opportunity to pull back the curtain and peek into the thought process of some of social psychology's most prominent theorists as they struggled with their creations is not only a valuable lesson but a treat as well. I look forward to adding these volumes to my personal collection' -
Mark A. Stambush American Psychological Association
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847875143
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/18/2011
  • Series: SAGE Social Psychology Program Series
  • Edition description: Two-Volume Set
  • Pages: 1144
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 2.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul van Lange (1961) has been a Professor of Social Psychology at the VU since 2000 (and Special Professor at Leiden University from 1999-2008). He has published well over 100 articles on topics closely linked to trust and human cooperation in journals such as Annual Review of Psychology,Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin, and currently conducts research on topics such as (a) helping and altruism, (b) rewards and punishments, (c) aggression, hormonesand sport, (d) norm violation and dishonesty, (e) social mindfulness, and (f) trust and misunderstanding in social dilemmas (see alsorecent publications below). Also, with various colleagues he hasedited or authored a number of books such as the Atlas of Interpersonal Situations (Cambridge, 2003), Bridging Social Psychology (Erlbaum, 2006), Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology (Sage, 2012). He is currently working on Social Dilemmas: Understanding Human Cooperation (Oxford), Power, Politics, and Paranoia (Cambridge), and How to Publish High Impact Research (American Psychological Association). He serves or has served various editorial roles (for, among others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science) and currently serves as President for the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.Over the years, his research has been supportedby various science foundationsin the world, including The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the European Uninion, the private sector,and grants from science foundations in China, Finland, Germany, Portugal, and Switzerland. Since 2009, he serves as Chair for the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology and leader for theresearch program Trust, Leadership, and Cooperation

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Paul A. M. Van Lange, Arie W. Kruglanski and E. Tory Higgins
PART ONE: BIOLOGICAL/EVOLUTIONARY LEVEL OF ANALYSIS
Evolutionary Theory and Human Social Behavior - Douglas T. Kenrick
Tend and Befriend Theory - Shelley E. Taylor
The Evaluative Space Model - John T. Cacioppo, Gary G. Berntson, Catherine J. Norris and Jackie K. Gollan
PART TWO: COGNITIVE LEVEL OF ANALYSIS
Accessibility Theory - E. Tory Higgins
A Theory of Impulse and Reflection - Fritz Strack and Roland Deutsch
Construal Level Theory - Yaacov Trope and Nira Liberman
An Attribution Theory of Motivation - Bernard Weiner
A Theory of Social Information Processing - Robert S. Wyer
Balance-Logic Theory - Chester A. Insko
Lay Epistemic Theory - Arie W. Kruglanski
The Elaboration Likelihood Model - Richard E. Petty and Pablo Briñol
A Theory of Heuristic and Systematic Information - Shelly Chaiken and Alison Ledgerwood
The Continuum Model and the Stereotype Content Model - Susan T. Fiske
Feelings-as-Information Theory - Norbert Schwarz
The Linguistic Category Model - Gun R. Semin
Action Identification Theory - Robin R. Vallacher and Daniel M. Wegner
Social Cognitive Theory - Albert Bandura
PART THREE: MOTIVATIONAL/AFFECTIVE LEVEL OF ANALYSIS
Cognitive Dissonance Theory - Joel Cooper
Terror Management Theory - Jeffrey Greenberg and Jamie Arndt
Self-Determination Theory - Edward L. Deci and Richard Ryan
The Theory of Planned Behavior - Icek Ajzen
Social Comparison Theory: From Group Dynamics to Social Cognition - Jerry Suls and Ladd Wheeler
Regulatory Focus Theory - E. Tory Higgins
A Model of Behavioral Self-Regulation - Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier
Mindset Theory of Action Phases - Peter M. Gollwitzer
VOLUME 2
Preface - Paul A. M. Van Lange, Arie W. Kruglanski and E. Tory Higgins
Self-Control Theory - Walter Mischel
Self-Verification Theory - William B. Swann
Implicit Theories - Carol S. Dweck
Uncertainty-Identity Theory - Michael A. Hogg
Optimal Distinctiveness Theory - Marilynn B. Brewer
A Cognitive-Neoassociation Theory of Aggression - Leonard Berkowitz
PART FOUR: INTERPERSONAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS
Need to Belong Theory - Roy F. Baumeister
Sociometer Theory - Mark R. Leary
Attachment Theory - Philipe R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer
Shared Reality Model - Gerald Echtertoff
Equity Theory in Close Relationships - Elaine Hatfield and Richard L. Rapson
The Investment Model of Commitment Processes - Caryl E. Rusbult, Christopher R. Agnew and Ximena R. Arriaga
A Theory of Communal (and Exchange) Relationships - Margaret S. Clark and Judson R. Mills
Interdependence Theory - Paul A. M. van Lange and Caryl E. Rusbult
PART FIVE: GROUP AND CULTURAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS
A Theory of Co-operation and Competition and Beyond - Morton Deutsch
The Focus Theory of Normative Conduct - Robert B. Cialdini
System Justification Theory - John T. Jost and Jojanneke van der Toorn
Justice Theory - Tom R. Tyler
Minority Influence Theory - Charlan J. Nemeth
Social Identity Theory - Naomi Ellemers and S. Alexander Haslam
Self-Categorization Theory - John C. Turner and Katherine J. Reynolds
Social Dominance Theory - Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto
The Common Ingroup Identity Model - Sam Geartner and John Dovidio
Social Role Theory: A Biosocial Analysis of Sex Differences and Similarities - Alice H. Eagly and Wendy Wood
Social Representation Theory - Patrick Rateau, Pascal Moliner, Christian Guimelli and Jean-Claude Abric
A Theory of Individualism and Collectivism - Harry C. Triandis and Michele J. Gelfand

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