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Content and Process Specificity in the Effects of Prior Experiences: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume III

Content and Process Specificity in the Effects of Prior Experiences: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume III

Robert S. Wyer, Jr., Thomas K. Srull
October 17, 2016

In Volume 3, Eliot R. Smith of Purdue University proposes that social cognition theorists have placed excessive emphasis on the role of schemata, prototypes, and various other types of abstractions. This has affected both the methodologies they use and the type of theories they construct. What has...

Perspectives on Behavioral Self-Regulation: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume XII

Perspectives on Behavioral Self-Regulation: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume XII

Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
August 01, 1999

The feedback model of self-regulation developed by the authors of the lead article in this volume has been one of the most successful theoretical formulations of regulatory processes to date. The range of phenomena to which this framework potentially applies is evident from its ability to...

Stereotype Activation and Inhibition: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume XI

Stereotype Activation and Inhibition: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume XI

Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
May 01, 1998

The use of social sterotypes as a basis for judgments and behavioral decisions has been a major focus of social psychological theory and research since the field began. Although motivational and cognitive influences on stereotyping have been considered, these two general types of influence have...

The Automaticity of Everyday Life: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume X

The Automaticity of Everyday Life: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume X

Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
March 01, 1997

As Skinner argued so pointedly, the more we know about the situational causes of psychological phenomena, the less need we have for postulating internal conscious mediating processes to explain those phenomena. Now, as the purview of social psychology is precisely to discover those situational...

Ruminative Thoughts: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume IX

Ruminative Thoughts: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume IX

Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
January 01, 1996

Until recently, most theory and research in social information processing has focused attention on the cognitive activity that underlies responses to stimulus information presented in the immediate situation being investigated. In contrast, people's thoughts outside the laboratory often concern...

Knowledge and Memory: the Real Story: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume VIII

Knowledge and Memory: the Real Story: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume VIII

Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
June 01, 1995

Narrative forms of mental representation and their influence on comprehension, communication and judgment, have rapidly become one of the main foci of research and theory in not only psychology but also other disciplines, including linguistics, sociology, and anthropology. No one has been more...

Associated Systems Theory: A Systematic Approach to Cognitive Representations of Persons: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume VII

Associated Systems Theory: A Systematic Approach to Cognitive Representations of Persons: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume VII

Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
October 01, 1994

From its inception, the purpose of the Advances in Social Cognition series has been to present and evaluate new theoretical advances in all areas of social cognition and information processing. An entire volume is devoted to each theory, allowing the theory to be evaluated from a variety of...

The Mental Representation of Trait and Autobiographical Knowledge About the Self: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume V

The Mental Representation of Trait and Autobiographical Knowledge About the Self: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume V

Thomas K. Srull, Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
June 01, 1993

If there is one topic on which we all are experts, it is ourselves. Psychologists depend upon this expertise, as asking people questions about themselves is an important means by which they gather the data that provide much of the evidence for psychological theory. Personal recollections play an...

Perspectives on Anger and Emotion: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume Vi

Perspectives on Anger and Emotion: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume Vi

Robert S. Wyer, Jr., Thomas K. Srull
June 01, 1993

In this volume, Berkowitz develops the argument that experiential and behavioral components of an emotional state are affected by many processes: some are highly cognitive in nature; others are automatic and involuntary. Cognitive and associative mechanisms theoretically come into play at different...

The Content, Structure, and Operation of Thought Systems: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume Iv

The Content, Structure, and Operation of Thought Systems: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume Iv

Robert S. Wyer, Jr., Thomas K. Srull
September 01, 1991

If anyone deserves the title "father of social cognition," it is William J. McGuire who, along with his wife and colleague Claire V. McGuire, has written the target article for this volume. The culmination of many years of work, the article discusses their highly developed theory of human thought...

Content and Process Specificity in the Effects of Prior Experiences: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume III

Content and Process Specificity in the Effects of Prior Experiences: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume III

Thomas K Srull, Robert S. Wyer, Jr., Thomas K. Srull
June 01, 1990

In Volume 3, Eliot R. Smith of Purdue University proposes that social cognition theorists have placed excessive emphasis on the role of schemata, prototypes, and various other types of abstractions. This has affected both the methodologies they use and the type of theories they construct. What has...

Social Intelligence and Cognitive Assessments of Personality: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume II

Social Intelligence and Cognitive Assessments of Personality: Advances in Social Cognition, Volume II

Robert S. Wyer, Jr., Thomas K. Srull
July 01, 1989

This volume presents a new conceptualization of personality and social cognition that addresses both traditional and new issues. Written for students of personality, experimental and consumer psychology and cognitive science....

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