Social Neuroscience: Key Readings
Rediscovering Social Identity
Social Comparison Theories
Small Groups: Key Readings
Social Cognition: Key Readings
Social Neuroscience: Key Readings
Close Relationships: Key Readings
Political Psychology: Key Readings
Social Psychology of Health: Key Readings
Gary G. Berntson, John T. Cacioppo
September 05, 2013
Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists have collaborated for more than a decade with the common goal of understanding how the mind works. These collaborations have helped unravel puzzles of the mind including aspects of perception, imagery, attention and memory. Many aspects of the mind, however,...
Tom Postmes, Nyla R. Branscombe
May 27, 2010
This reader brings together the founding texts of the "Social Identity Approach" - a set of concepts, ideas, and principles contained in Social Identity Theory and Self-Categorization Theory. This approach originated in social psychology and is increasingly part of the standard curriculum in...
Jeff Victoroff, Arie W. Kruglanski
March 09, 2009
Substate terrorism now represents one of the gravest threats to human civilizations. As the frequency of interstate wars has declined since the end of the Second World War, terrible violence against innocent civilians is increasingly perpetrated by non-state groups with extreme agendas and...
Russell H. Fazio, Richard E. Petty
August 20, 2007
The study of likes and dislikes - what social psychologists refer to as "attitudes" - has been a central focus of the field for decades. What are attitudes? How can we study and measure them scientifically? How are they formed and changed? Of what functional value, if any, are they? How do they...
Diederik A. Stapel, Hart Blanton
December 15, 2006
Self-perception and behavior do not occur in a social vacuum: who we are, and what we do, is often a function of what other people are and do. Others can inform us of who we are ("I am the only sane person here"), or where we stand ("I am quite intelligent compared to him"); others can inspire us (...
John M. Levine, Richard L. Moreland
March 13, 2006
Research on small groups is highly diverse because investigators who study such groups vary in their disciplinary identifications, theoretical interests, and methodological preferences. The goal of this volume is to capture that diversity, and thereby convey the breadth and excitement of small...
January 03, 2005
This collection features articles that have shown a significant impact on the field of social cognition. The articles are organized into eight major sections: (1) social information processing; (2) cognitive representation of social information; (3) activation and use of cognitive representations;...
John T. Cacioppo, Gary G. Berntson
December 27, 2004
Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists have collaborated for more than a decade with the common goal of understanding how the mind works. These collaborations have helped unravel puzzles of the mind, including aspects of perception, imagery, attention, and memory. Many aspects of the mind,...
Harry T. Reis, Caryl E. Rusbult
July 18, 2004
Each of the chapters in this reader is written by leading scholars in the area of relationships, reflecting the diversity of the field and including both contemporary and key historical papers for comprehensive coverage of research....
John T. Jost, Jim Sidanius
March 18, 2004
Political psychology is a dynamic subfield at the intersection of psychology and political science. The specific relationship between politics and social psychology has been steadily evolving in recent years, making it a compelling and exciting area of study. The chapters in this reader were...
Robin M. Kowalski, Mark R. Leary
November 19, 2003
Virtually every major area of interest in social psychology has implications for understanding, diagnosing, and treating emotional and behavioral problems. The intent of this volume of readings is to locate published articles that apply important theories and concepts from social psychology to the...
Peter Salovey, Alexander J. Rothman
July 23, 2003
This volume describes classic and contemporary theory and research in social psychology that sheds light on how people think about health and illness, as well as their willingness to engage in health-relevant behaviors. The Editors have selected papers that serve to illustrate the reciprocal...