Perspectivism in Social Psychology: The Yin and Yang of Scientific Progress
  • Perspectivism in Social Psychology: The Yin and Yang of Scientific Progress
  • Perspectivism in Social Psychology: The Yin and Yang of Scientific Progress

Perspectivism in Social Psychology: The Yin and Yang of Scientific Progress

by John T. Jost, Mahzarin, Mahzarin R. Banaji
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591470226

ISBN-13: 9781591470229

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Following William J. McGuire's model as a theorist and researcher, this resource brings together psychologists from Europe, Israel and North America offering new and emerging agendas for social cognition, under the common theme of perspectivist methodology and the study of thought systems. Additionally, the book offers a historical approach to the study of

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Following William J. McGuire's model as a theorist and researcher, this resource brings together psychologists from Europe, Israel and North America offering new and emerging agendas for social cognition, under the common theme of perspectivist methodology and the study of thought systems. Additionally, the book offers a historical approach to the study of stereotyping and intergroup relations and uses language as an indicator of social psychological processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591470229
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
APA Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pt. IIntroductory Material1
1Perspectivist Social Psychology: A Work in Progress3
2The Perspectivist in Historical and Scientific Perspective: McGuire's Role in Twentieth-Century Social Psychology11
3A Life in Psychology: The Human Element25
Pt. IIAttitudes, Persuasion, and Social Influence35
4Resisting Persuasion by Counterarguing: An Attitude Strength Perspective37
5Dynamic Networks and Other Thought Systems: Remote Ramifications of a Focused Persuasive Communication53
6Values and Evaluations69
Pt. IIIInformation Processing, Affect, and Behavior83
7Asymmetries in Affect-Laden Information Processing85
8The Cognitive Organization and Use of General Knowledge97
9The Cognitive Guidance of Behavior113
10The Opposite of a Great Truth Is Also True: Homage to Koan #7127
Pt. IVLanguage and the Self-Concept141
11The Self-in-Talk: Toward an Analysis of Interpersonal Language and Its Use143
12(Self-)Conceptions as Social Actions161
Pt. VStereotyping, Prejudice, and Intergroup Relations in Society173
13Vicissitudes of Societal Psychology175
14Social Stereotypes and "Implicit Social Theory"187
15The Commonsense Psychology of Changing Social Groups201
16A Perspectivist Looks at the Past, Present, and (Perhaps) the Future of Intergroup Relations: A Quixotic Defense of System Justification Theory215
Pt. VIPolitical Communication and Mass Media231
17Continuities and Contrasts in American Racial Politics233
18Engineering Consent: The Renaissance of Mass Communications Research in Politics247
Pt. VIITheory and Metatheory in Social Psychological Science259
19Clapping with Both Hands: Numbers, People, and Simultaneous Hypotheses261
20The Resting Parrot, the Dessert Stomach, and Other Perfectly Defensible Theories275
21Unified Theory287
22The Eighth Koan of Progress in Social Psychology: A Variable Anointed as "Special" Will Demand Special Treatment305
AppPerspectivist Worksheets for Generating a Program of Research319
Index333
About the Editors337

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