This is a book about the two social psychologies - psychological social psychology and sociological social psychology - written by social psychologists from both disciplines. It focuses on the benefits and costs of interchange between psychological social psychology and sociological social psychology, with the ultimate goal of encouraging interaction among scholars in the two disciplines. The primary questions addressed are: What do the two disciplines have to offer each other? What are the barriers to fruitful interchange? How can the barriers be overcome?
Table of Contents
1. Introduction.- 2. Toward Unity and Bold Theory: Popperian Suggestions for Two Persistent Problems of Social Psychology.- 3. Social Psychology at the Crossroads.- 4. Sociology, Psychology, and Social Psychology (and Social Science).- 5. Interdisciplinary Social Psychology: Prospects and Problems.- 6. Interdisciplinary Lessons: The Two Social Psychologies from the Perspective of a Psychologist Practicing Sociology.- 7. Consequences of the Gap Between The “Two Social Psychologies”.- 8. Is Unity Possible? A Summary.