This is the only volume to date that highlights control motivation and its effects on social-cognitive processes. By bringing together a broad collection of scholars from both the forefront of the psychology of control and from the cutting edge of research that bridges work on control motivation and social cognition, the editors set out to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive work on this topic. Included in this text are discussions of the major theoretical perspectives on control, the importance of perceived control for social functioning, the effects of control and uncertainty reduction motives on person perception, attitude change, and self-evaluation processes, and finally, the manner in which individual differences in control needs impact the way people seek out, attend to, process, and behave in response to control-relevant information in a variety of domains. This volume is for both graduate students and professionals in social psychology, as well as in clinical and personality psychology. Control Motivation and Social Cognition emphasizes groundbreaking ideas and approaches that will substantially influence the future body of work on control motivated social cognition.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsSection I. Control Motivation: Theoretical Perspectives.- 1. Control, Its Loss, and Psychological Reactance.- Section II. Models of Perceived Control.- 2. Perceptions of Control: Determinants and Mechanisms.- 3. Naturally Occurring Perceptions of Control: A Model of Bounded Flexibility.- 4. The Primacy of Control in Causal Thinking and Attributional Style: An Attributional Functionalism Perspective.- 5. Uncertainty, Mental Models, and Learned Helplessness: An Anatomy of Control Loss.- Section III. Effects of Perceived Control on Social Cognition.- 6. Control Motivation and Attitude Change.- 7. Social Cognition and Power: Some Cognitive Consequences of Social Structure as a Source of Control Deprivation.- 8. Individual Differences in Control Motivation and Social Information Processing.- 9. Control Motivation and Self-Appraisal.- 10. Depression, Control Motivation, and the Processing of Information about Others.- Section IV. Conclusions and Commentary.- 11. The Warm Look in Control Motivation and Social Cognition.- Author Index.