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The Social Psychology of Living Well

The Social Psychology of Living Well

Forthcoming

Joseph P. Forgas, Roy F. Baumeister
February 16, 2018

How to live well and the search for meaning have long been of intense concern to humans, perhaps because homo sapiens is the only species aware of its own mortality. In the last few decades, empirical psychology made a major contribution to this quest. This book surveys groundbreaking work by...

Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior

Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior

Joseph P. Forgas, Klaus Fiedler, Constantine Sedikides
June 07, 2017

The connection between mental and social life remains one of the most intriguing topics in all of psychology. This book reviews some of the most recent advances in research exploring the links between how people think and behave in interpersonal situations. The chapters represent a variety of...

The Social Psychology of Morality

The Social Psychology of Morality

Joseph P. Forgas, Lee Jussim, Paul A.M. Van Lange
February 19, 2016

Ever since Plato’s ‘Republic’ was written over two thousand years ago, one of the main concerns of social philosophy and later empirical social science was to understand the moral nature of human beings. The faculty to think and act in terms of overarching moral values is as much a defining...

The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change

The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change

Joseph P. Forgas, Joel Cooper, William D. Crano
January 20, 2016

Human beings have a unique ability to create elaborate predispositions and evaluations based on their social experiences. The concept of attitudes is central to understanding how experience gives rise to these predispositions, and psychologists have spent the best part of the past 100 years trying...

Psychology of Self-Regulation: Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes

Psychology of Self-Regulation: Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes

Joseph P. Forgas, Roy F. Baumeister, Dianne M. Tice
November 24, 2015

The ability to regulate and control our behaviors is a key accomplishment of the human species, yet the psychological mechanisms involved in self-regulation remain incompletely understood. This book presents contributions from leading international researchers who survey the most recent...

The Social Outcast: Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying

The Social Outcast: Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying

Kipling D. Williams, Joseph P. Forgas, William Von Hippel
April 23, 2015

This book focuses on the ubiquitous and powerful effects of ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying. Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species. Most of our evolutionary success is no doubt due to our highly developed ability to cooperate and interact with each other. It is...

Social Psychology and Politics

Social Psychology and Politics

Joseph P. Forgas, Klaus Fiedler, William D. Crano
April 15, 2015

Social psychology and politics are intricately related, and understanding how humans manage power and govern themselves is one of the key issues in psychology. This volume surveys the latest theoretical and empirical work on the social psychology of politics, featuring cutting-edge research from a...

Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition

Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition

Joseph P. Forgas, Martie G. Haselton, William von Hippel
June 09, 2014

This book seeks to combine the study of human social cognition - the way we think, decide, plan and analyze social situations - with an evolutionary framework that considers these activities in light of evolutionary adaptations for solving problems of survival faced by our ancestors over...

Motivation and Its Regulation: The Control Within

Motivation and Its Regulation: The Control Within

Joseph P. Forgas, Eddie Harmon-Jones
May 09, 2014

It is motivation that drives all our daily endeavors, and it is motivation, or the lack of it, that accounts for most of our successes and failures. Motivation, however, needs to be carefully controlled and regulated to be effective. This book surveys the most recent psychological research on how...

Social Cognition and Communication

Social Cognition and Communication

Joseph P. Forgas, Orsolya Vincze, János László
July 22, 2013

Language is the essence of interpersonal behavior and social relationships, and it is social cognitive processes that determine how we produce and understand language. However, there has been surprisingly little interest in the past linking social cognition and communication. This book presents the...

The Psychology of Social Conflict and Aggression

The Psychology of Social Conflict and Aggression

Joseph P. Forgas, Arie W. Kruglanski, Kipling D Williams
March 21, 2011

This book provides an up-to-date integration of some of the most recent developments in social psychological research on social conflict and aggression, one of the most perennial and puzzling topics in all of psychology. It offers an informative, scholarly yet readable overview of recent...

Social Relationships: Cognitive, Affective and Motivational Processes

Social Relationships: Cognitive, Affective and Motivational Processes

Joseph P. Forgas, Julie Fitness
May 28, 2008

Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species - our personal relationships are of immense interest to us and are a key factor in achieving happiness and well being. From the moment of birth, humans crave love and intimacy and we devote much energy to creating and maintaining successful...

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