Coping with Lack of Control in a Social World
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Coping with Lack of Control in a Social World offers an integrated view of cutting-edge research on the effects of control deprivation on social cognition. The book integrates multi-method research demonstrating how various types of control deprivation, related not only to experimental settings but also to real life situations of helplessness, can lead to variety of cognitive and emotional coping strategies at the social cognitive level. The comprehensive analyses in this book tackle issues such as:











Cognitive, emotional and socio-behavioral reactions to threats to personal control







How social factors aid in coping with a sense of lost or threatened control







Relating uncontrollability to powerlessness and intergroup processes







How lack of control experiences can influence basic and complex cognitive processes








This book integrates various strands of research that have not yet been presented together in an innovative volume that addresses the issue of reactions to control loss in a socio-psychological context. Its focus on coping as an active way of confronting a sense of uncontrollability makes this a unique, and highly original, contribution to the field. Practicing psychologists and students of psychology will be particularly interested readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 17.78mm | 400g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 Line drawings, black and white
  • 1138957933
  • 9781138957930

Table of contents

Coping with Lack of Control in a Social World: An Introduction


Marcin Bukowski, Immo Fritsche, Ana Guinote and Miroslaw Kofta





Part 1: Cognitive, Emotional and Socio-behavioral Reactions to Uncontrollability


Chapter 1. From Coping to Helplessness: Effects of Control Deprivation on Cognitive and Affective Processes


Marcin Bukowski and Miroslaw Kofta





Chapter 2. The Motivation for Control: Loss of Control Promotes Energy, Effort, and Action


Katharine H. Greenaway, Michael C. Philipp and Katherine R. Storrs





Chapter 3. "Ironic" Effects of Need for Closure on Closed-minded Processing Mode: The Role of Perceived Control over Reducing Uncertainty


Malgorzata Kossowska, Marcin Bukowski and Sindhuja Sankaran





Chapter 4. Uncontrollability in the Classroom: The Intellectual Helplessness Perspective


Klara Rydzewska, Marzena Rusanowska, Izabela Krejtz and Grzegorz Sedek





Part 2: Socially Grounded Responses to Perceived Lack of Control: From Compensation to Active Coping





Chapter 5. Compensatory Control Theory and the Psychological Importance of Perceiving Order


Bastiaan T. Rutjens and Aaron C. Kay





Chapter 6. Perceived Uncontrollability as a Coping Resource: The Control-serving Function of Enemies and Uncertainty


Daniel Sullivan and Sheridan A. Stewart





Chapter 7. Giving in and Giving Up: Accommodation and Fatalistic Withdrawal as Alternatives to Primary Control Restoration


Joseph Hayes, Mike Prentice and Ian McGregor





Chapter 8. Extending Control Perceptions to the Social Self: Ingroups Serve the Restoration of Control


Janine Stollberg, Immo Fritsche, Markus Barth and Philipp Jugert





Chapter 9. Coping with Identity Threats to Group Agency as well as Group Value: Explicit and Implicit Routes to Resistance


Soledad de Lemus, Russell Spears, Jolien van Breen and Maika Telga





Part 3: Uncontrollability, Powerlessness and Intergroup Cognition





Chapter 10. Thinking Up and Talking Up: Restoring Control through Mindreading


Susan T. Fiske, Dan L. Ames, Jillian K. Swencionis and Cydney H. Dupree





Chapter 11. Accentuation of Tending and Befriending Among the Powerless


Ana Guinote and Joris Lammers





Chapter 12. The Emotional Side of Power(lessness)


Katerina Petkanopoulou, Guillermo B. Willis and Rosa Rodriguez-Bailon





Chapter 13. Uncontrollability, Reactance, and Power: Power as a Resource to Regain Control after Freedom Threats


Christina Steindl, Eva Jonas and Sandra Sittenthaler
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About Ana Guinote

Marcin Bukowski, Lecturer and Researcher, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Poland.


Immo Fritsche, Professor of Psychology, Leipzig University, Germany.


Ana Guinote, Professor of Psychology, University College London, UK.


Miroslaw Kofta, Professor of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland.
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