Journeys in Social Psychology: Looking Back to Inspire the Future


Journeys in Social Psychology consists of personal narrative accounts of the career journeys of some of the world's most eminent social psychologists. Each contributing psychologist is an esteemed scholar, an excellent writer, and has a story to tell. Together, the contributions cover a time range beginning with the work of Morton Deutsch through to the present, and touch upon virtually every important movement and person in the history of academic social psychology by describing their personal career journeys, the significant people and events that influenced their paths, the major turning points, the main decisions, the challenges, the opportunities, and the setbacks they experienced. These chapters chronicle the history of modern social psychology while hoping to shine a light for future social psychologists.
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What People Are Saying

David G. Myers
"For those of us who love social psychology, this book is a gem. A baker's dozen of our discipline's pioneers give us a behind-the-scenes look at how their careers unfolded, sprinkled with helpful advice to those who would learn from the lessons of their lives."--(David G. Myers, Hope College, author Social Psychology, 9th edition)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135595234
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/21/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

One Happy Autobiography Ed Diener 1

Organizing for Surprise: A Career of Arranging to Be Captured Robert B. Cialdini 19

From Social Psychology to Neuroscience and Back Shelley E. Taylor 39

A Career on the Interdisciplinary Divide: Reflections on the Challenges of Bridging the Psychological and the Social Alice H. Eagly 55

Life Experiences and Their Legacies Bernard Weiner 69

The Journey from the Bronx to Stanford to Abu Ghraib Philip G. Zimbardo 85

The Full Cycle of an Interamerican Journey in Social Psychology Aroldo Rodrigues 105

Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion: The Story of a Career Robert Rosenthal 129

An Autobiography: Why Did Culture Shape My Career? Harry C. Triandis 145

Toward Understanding Social Power: A Personal Odyssey Bertram H. Raven 165

A Social Psychologist Examines His Past and Looks to the Future Harold B. Gerard 189

Some Reflections on 50 Years in Social Psychology Harold H. Kelley 211

A Career That Spans the History of Modern Social Psychology Morton Deutsch 221

Conclusions: Looking Back to Inspire the Future Robert Levine Lynnette Zelezny 241

Author Index 251

Subject Index 255

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