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

1st Edition

Robert S. Wyer, Jr., Thomas K. Srull

Psychology Press
Published September 1, 1991
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780805807424 - CAT# ER2722
Series: Advances in Social Cognition Series

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Summary

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 systems, and establishes many new directions for theoretical and empirical inquiry. Equally important, however, are the chapters -- written from many different theoretical and empirical perspectives -- that challenge various assumptions underlying the McGuires' work. In addition to examining implications not explicitly considered in the target article, these contributions explore the new directions that future research and theorizing might take.

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