Social beings: a core motives approach to social psychology

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J. Wiley, 2004 - Psychology - 646 pages
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Susan Fiske's Social Beings provides a refreshing, new approach to social psychology that captures the excitement and vitality of this fascinating field and connects the material to everyday life and real human problems. Throughout, she presents a highly readable and engaging narrative that emphasizes the unifying theme of five core social motives consistently identified by personality and social psychologists: Belonging, Understanding, Controlling, Enhancing Self, and Trusting. Book jacket.

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Contents

SITUATIONS AND MOTIVES ADAPTATION AND CULTURE
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Core Social Motives
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Culture and the Core Social Motives
25
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About the author (2004)

Eugene Borgida is Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Minnesota and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology. He is also co-author of the forthcoming book, "The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship "(with John L. Sullivan and Christopher Federico).

Susan T. Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. Her publications include "Social Cognition"": From Brains to Culture" (with Shelley Taylor, 2008) and "Social Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology" (2004).

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