Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology: Volume One

Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology: Volume One

by Paul A. M. Van Lange
     
 

ISBN-10: 0857029606

ISBN-13: 9780857029607

Pub. Date: 09/09/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The first volume in this innovative two-volume set 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. Volume One covers

Overview

The first volume in this innovative two-volume set 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. Volume One covers Biological/Evolutionary Level of Analysis, Cognitive Level of Analysis, Content Model and Motivational and Affective Level of Analysis.

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, Volume One is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857029607
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/09/2011
Series:
SAGE Social Psychology Program Series
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Theories of Social Psychology: An 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, Jr.
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 - Gün 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 M. Ryan
The Theory of Planned Behavior - Icek Ajzen
Social Comparison Theory - 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

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