Until now, the substantial topic of time in social psychology has been scattered throughout the literature of the behavioural sciences and not readily accessible to researchers and students. This volume brings together the work of prominent scholars in social and environmental psychology who present recent empirical and experimental data, integrative treatments of research literature and powerful conceptual analyses of theoretical issues. Collectively, the chapters represent a comprehensive treatment of the social psychology of time.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Joseph E Mc Grath The Place of Time in Social PsychologyPART ONE: PACECultural Differences in Temporal Perspectives - James M Jones Instrumental and Expressive Behaviors in TimeThe Pace of Life Across Cultures - Robert V LevinePART TWO: RHYTHMRhythm in Social Interaction - Rebecca WarnerEntrainment in Individual and Group Behavior - Janice R KellyPART THREE: TIME ALLOCATIONTime Pressure, Task Performance, and Enjoyment - Jonathan L Freedman and Donald R EdwardsTime-Diary Evidence About the Social Psychology of Everyday Life - John P RobinsonPART FOUR: DEVELOPMENTAL CYCLESGroup Dynamics Over Time - Richard L Moreland and John M Levine Development and Socialization in Small GroupsLife Cycles of Behavior Settings - Allan W Wicker and Jeanne C KingPART FIVE: CONTINUITY AND CHANGETemporal Qualities of Rituals and Celebrations - Carol M Werner, Lois M Haggard, Irwin Altman and Diana Oxley A Comparison of Christmas Street and Zuni ShalakoTransformational Processes in People-Environment Relations - Daniel StokolsPART SIX: CONCLUSIONTime and Social Psychology - Joseph E Mc Grath