Measurement in Social Psychology
Subjective Well-Being and Life Satisfaction
Politics of Social Psychology
Computational Social Psychology
Ostracism, Exclusion, and Rejection
Political Psychology: New Explorations
Addictions: A Social Psychological Perspective
Hart Blanton, LaCroix Jessica M., Webster Gregory D.
October 24, 2018
Although best known for experimental methods, social psychology also has a strong tradition of measurement. This volume seeks to highlight this tradition by introducing readers to measurement strategies that help drive social psychological research and theory development. The books opens with an...
James E. Maddux
January 03, 2018
The quality of people’s relationships with and interactions with other people are major influences on their feelings of well-being and their evaluations of life satisfaction. The goal of this volume is to offer scholarly summaries of theory and research on topics at the frontier of the study of...
Dana S. Dunn
August 28, 2017
This volume is a comprehensive review of theoretical and empirical contributions to positive psychology. It provides a scientific understanding of how human strengths help people psychologically and physically, showing how stressful circumstances do not inexorably lead to negative prognoses....
Jarret T. Crawford, Lee Jussim
August 15, 2017
Social scientists have long known that political beliefs bias the way they think about, understand, and interpret the world around them. In this volume, scholars from social psychology and related fields explore the ways in which social scientists themselves have allowed their own political biases...
Robin R. Vallacher, Stephen J. Read, Andrzej Nowak
June 05, 2017
Computational Social Psychology showcases a new approach to social psychology that enables theorists and researchers to specify social psychological processes in terms of formal rules that can be implemented and tested using the power of high speed computing technology and sophisticated software....
John M. Levine
May 31, 2017
It is impossible to understand human behavior without understanding the critical role that groups play in people’s lives. Most of us belong to a range of formal and informal groups, including families, work teams, and friendship cliques. These groups absorb a great deal of our time and energy and...
Kipling D. Williams, Steve A. Nida
December 13, 2016
Ostracism, Exclusion, and Rejection examines research into the related phenomena of ostracism, exclusion and rejection. Most individuals have experienced both sides of the coin: being ostracized and ostracizing others. People experience mild forms of ostracism on a daily basis, but some endure...
Jon A. Krosnick, I-Chant A. Chiang, Tobias H. Stark
November 02, 2016
In recent decades, research in political psychology has illuminated the psychological processes underlying important political action, both by ordinary citizens and by political leaders. As the world has become increasingly engaged in thinking about politics, this volume reflects exciting new work...
Brad J. Bushman
October 26, 2016
This book provides a broad and contemporary overview of aggression and violence by some of the most internationally renowned researchers in the field. It begins with an integrative theoretical understanding of aggression and shows how animal models shed light on human aggression and violence....
Eddie Harmon-Jones, Michael Inzlicht
March 21, 2016
Social Neuroscience provides an updated and critically important survey of contemporary social neuroscience research. In response to recent advances in the field, this book speaks to the various ways that basic biological functions shape and underlie social behavior. The book also shows how an...
Catalina E. Kopetz, Carl W. Lejuez
December 21, 2015
The current volume brings together social psychological theories and concepts and discusses their relevance to understanding substance use and addiction. It identifies convergence points between traditional perspectives on addiction and social psychological theory and research. This coexistence,...
October 12, 2015
This volume is devoted to the fascinating topic of social communication - fascinating because communication is ubiquitous, in that one cannot not communicate. And yet, the art of effective communication can be extremely demanding and elusive, because a tricky trade-off problem has to be solved. For...