Cooperation: the political psychology of effective human interaction

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Blackwell Pub., 2008 - Fiction - 367 pages
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Research from across the social sciences is converging on cooperation as a key factor in human functioning. Written by esteemed political scientists and psychologists, this volume brings together political scientists and psychologists to identify and analyze recent social-scientific research on cooperation and present an overview of current knowledge about its causes and consequences at the individual and group level.

  • Illuminates the importance of cooperation in promoting healthy, well-functioning individuals and groups
  • Addresses the question of how cooperation research can be applied to solve real-world problems
  • Explores sources of cooperative behaviors and the consequences of cooperative experiences
  • Provides a synthesis for experts, an overview for novices, and a survey of current research for policy-makers

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Contents

of Individuals and Nations?
14
Understanding Cooperation
17
Evolutionary Psychology and a More Satisfactory Model of Human
35
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Brandon A. Sullivan is a graduate of the doctoral programs in Social and Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota. His areas of research include the role of procedural fairness and cooperation in negotiation, team decision-making, and leadership.

Mark Snyder is McKnight Presidential Chair in Psychology at the University of Minnesota and is the founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Individual and Society. He is also the author of Public Appearances/Private Realities: The Psychology of Self-Monitoring (1987) and co-editor of Cooperation in Modern Society: Promoting the Welfare of Communities, States (with Mark van Vugt, Tom R. Tyler, and Anders Biel, 2000).

John L. Sullivan is Regents’ Professor & Arleen Carlson Chair in American Politics at the University of Minnesota, and a winner of the Harold D. Lasswell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution from the International Society of Political Psychology. His publications include With Malice Toward Some: How People Make Civil Liberties Judgments (1995).

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