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Social Psychology

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  • The Altruism Questionby C. Daniel Batson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Are our efforts to help others ever driven solely by altruistic motivation, or is our ultimate goal always some form of self- benefit (egoistic motivation)? This volume reports the development of an empirically-testable theory of altruistic motivation and a series of experiments designed to test that theory. It sets the issue of egoism versus altruism... more...

  • Content and Process Specificity in the Effects of Prior Experiencesby Thomas K Srull; Robert S. Jr. Wyer; Thomas K. Srull

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    In Volume 3, Eliot R. Smith of Purdue University proposes that social cognition theorists have placed excessive emphasis on the role of schemata, prototypes, and various other types of abstractions. This has affected both the methodologies they use and the type of theories they construct. What has not been adequately appreciated is the storage and... more...

  • Relative Deprivation and Social Comparisonby James M. Olson; C. P. Herman; Mark P. Zanna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Psychology of Diversityby James M. Jones; John F. Dovidio; Deborah L. Vietze

    Wiley 2013; US$ 44.95

    The Psychology of Diversity presents a captivatingsocial-psychological study of diversity, the obstacles confrontingit, and the benefits it provides. Goes beyond prejudice and discrimination to discuss thepersonal and social implications of diversity for both majority andminority group members Considers how historical, political, economic,... more...

  • Women Voicing Resistanceby Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr; Michelle N. Lafrance

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Feminist scholars have demonstrated how ?dominant discourses? and ?master narratives? frequently reflect patriarchal influence, thereby distorting and depoliticizing women?s storying of their own lives. In this groundbreaking volume a number of internationally recognized researchers, working across a range of disciplines, provide a detailed examination... more...

  • Attachment Theory and Researchby Jeffry A. Simpson; W. Steven Rholes

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 65.00

    This volume showcases the latest theoretical and empirical work from some of the top scholars in attachment. Extending classic themes and describing important new applications, the book examines several ways in which attachment processes help explain how people think, feel, and behave in different situations and at different stages in the life cycle.... more...

  • Evolution and Social Psychologyby Mark Schaller; Jeffry A. Simpson; Douglas T. Kenrick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Why do we think about and interact with other people in the particular ways that we do? Might these thoughts and actions be contemporary products of our long-ago evolutionary past? If so, how might this be, and what are the implications? Research generated by an evolutionary approach to social psychology issues profound insights into self-concept,... more...

  • Cooperation in Groupsby Tom Tyler; Steven Blader

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 80.00

    This important new book explores the psychological motives that shape the extent and nature of people's cooperative behavior in the groups, organizations and societies to which they belong. Individuals may choose to expend a great deal of effort on promoting the goals and functioning of the group, they may take a passive role, or they may engage in... more...

  • Human Motivationby Bernard Weiner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Weiner introduces -- and offers his own motivation for producing - - this most impressive work with the following: There are two distinct approaches to the study of motivation. One stratagem is a product of academic, experimental procedures, while the second is an outgrowth of clinical, non-experimental methods. Each of the approaches has unique... more...

  • Theoretical Frameworks for Personal Relationshipsby Ralph Erber; Robin Gilmour

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00

    The past two decades have seen a tremendous increase in research and scholarship devoted to personal relationships. From rather scattered beginnings a recognizable and recognized field has emerged, whose strength and health is reflected in a wide array of indicators. The editors contend that while the vigor of the field is often shown in the diversity... more...