Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology: Volume One

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Paul A M Van Lange, Arie W Kruglanski, E Tory Higgins
SAGE, Aug 3, 2011 - Psychology - 568 pages
This innovative two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field.

Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory′s development including the inspirations, critical junctures, and problem-solving efforts that have effected the choices made in each theory′s evolution as well as the impact each has had on the canon of social psychology. Unique to this handbook, these narratives provide a rich background for understanding how theories are created more generally; how they′re nurtured and shaped over time: and how through examination we can better understand their unique contribution to society as a whole.

The Handbook also illustrates how the various theories contribute to understanding and solving critical social issues and problems.

The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

 

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This innovative two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field. Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory's development including the inspirations, critical junctures, and problem-solving efforts that have effected the choices made in each theory's evolution as well as the impact each has had on the canon of social psychology. Unique to this handbook, these narratives provide a rich background for understanding how theories are created more generally; how they're nurtured and shaped over time: and how through examination we can better understand their unique contribution to society as a whole. The Handbook also illustrates how the various theories contribute to understanding and solving critical social issues and problems. The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines. 

Contents

An Introduction
1
Biological Evolutionary Level of Analysis
9
1 Evolutionary Theory and Human Social Behavior
11
2 Tend and Befriend Theory
32
3 The Evaluative Space Model
50
Cognitive Level of Analysis
73
4 Accessibility Theory
75
5 A Theory of Impulse and Reflection
97
14 FeelingsasInformation Theory
289
15 The Linguistic Category Model
309
16 Action Identification Theory
327
17 Social Cognitive Theory
349
MotivationalAffective Level of Analysis
375
18 Cognitive Dissonance Theory
377
19 Terror Management Theory
398
20 SelfDetermination Theory
416

6 Construal Level Theory
118
7 An Attribution Theory of Motivation
135
8 A Theory of Social Information Processing
156
9 BalanceLogic Theory
178
10 Lay Epistemic Theory
201
11 The Elaboration Likelihood Model
224
12 A Theory of Heuristic and Systematic Information Processing
246
13 The Continuum Model and the Stereotype Content Model
267
21 The Theory of Planned Behavior
438
22 Social Comparison Theory
460
23 Regulatory Focus Theory
483
24 A Model of Behavioral Selfregulation
505
25 Mindset Theory of Action Phases
526
Name Index
547
Subject Index
553
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Paul van Lange (1961) has been a Professor of Social Psychology at the VU since 2000 (and Special Professor at Leiden University from 1999-2008). He has published well over 100 articles on topics closely linked to trust and human cooperation in journals such as Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin, and currently conducts research on topics such as (a) helping and altruism, (b) rewards and punishments, (c) aggression, hormones and sport, (d) norm violation and dishonesty, (e) social mindfulness, and (f) trust and misunderstanding in social dilemmas (see also recent publications below). Also, with various colleagues he has edited or authored a number of books such as the Atlas of Interpersonal Situations (Cambridge, 2003), Bridging Social Psychology (Erlbaum, 2006), Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology (Sage, 2012). He is currently working on Social Dilemmas: Understanding Human Cooperation (Oxford), Power, Politics, and Paranoia (Cambridge), and How to Publish High Impact Research (American Psychological Association). He serves or has served various editorial roles (for, among others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science) and currently serves as President for the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Over the years, his research has been supported by various science foundations in the world, including The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the European Uninion, the private sector, and grants from science foundations in China, Finland, Germany, Portugal, and Switzerland. Since 2009, he serves as Chair for the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology and leader for the research program Trust, Leadership, and Cooperation

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