The Social Psychology of Gullibility: Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Irrational Beliefs
The Social Psychology of Living Well
Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior
The Social Psychology of Morality
The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change
Social Psychology and Politics
Social Cognition and Communication
Joseph P Forgas, Roy Baumeister
April 17, 2019
Gullibility, whether we like it or not, is a fundamental characteristic of human beings. In The Social Psychology of Gullibility, Forgas and Baumeister explore what we know about the causes, functions, and consequences of gullibility, and the social psychological processes that promote or inhibit...
Joseph P. Forgas, Roy F. Baumeister
February 07, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Joseph P. Forgas, Julie Fitness
June 23, 2015
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...