Advances in Experimental Social Psychology: Volume 26

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology: Volume 26

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This volume offers essays on advances in the field of experimental social psychology. Topics discussed include: attitudes to high achievers; tactical communication and social interaction; social comparisons, legitimacy appraisals and group memberships; and stereotypes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 433 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 703.08g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120152266
  • 9780120152261

Review quote

"The twenty-two volumes that have been published since 1964 constitute an impressive and representative presentation of what the field has accomplished in the last twenty-five years. The contributions to the current volume are of the high quality we have come to expect."
"For the past two decades, the Berkowitz series has served a special function for social psychology-one that has not been filled as well by any other single publication. The chapters discuss individual substantive areas within the field at a middle level of abstraction and detail. The articles are more focused than handbook chapters and less cursory than annual review chapters. in addition, they often summarize the author's own research program and review past research through the filter of the author's theoretical perspective."
"This volume does have value for active researchers, especially those who are already knowledgeable in the area... Some of the chapters offer fresh perspectives and methods that could be very beneficial to further work on the self, and other chapters offer good summaries of recent research programs."
"These volumes have become a standard reference over the past couple of decades... Presents a well-balanced picture of work in experimental social psychology."
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Table of contents

N.T. Feather, Attitudes toward High Achievers and Reactions to Their Fall: Theory and Research Concerning Tall Poppies.
D.T. Kenrick, Evolutionary Social Psychology: From Sexual Selection to Social Cognition.
N.Schwarz, Judgment in a Social Context: Biases, Shortcomings, and the Logic of Conversation.
D.N. Ruble, A Phase Model of Transitions: Cognitive and Motivational Consequences.
J.H. Fleming, Multiple Audience Problems, Tactical Communication, and Social Interaction: A Relational-Regulation Perspective.
B. Major, From Social Inequality to Personal Entitlement: The Role of Social Comparisons, Legitimacy Appraisals, and Group Membership.
C. Stangor and J.E. Lange, Mental Representations of Social Groups: Advances in Understanding Stereotypes and Stereotyping.
Subject Index.
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