Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology - Interpersonal Processes

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-02-26
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This authoritative handbook provides a contemporary overview of classic and current research as well as an assessment of future trends in the field of interpersonal processes. Topics covered include social cognition in interpersonal settings, social motivation, affect and emotion, social influence and comparison, the self, methods and data-analysis, and applications of the field to real-world issues and domains.

* Includes 22 specially commissioned chapters offering unparalleled coverage of the whole field of interpersonal processes.

* A carefully chosen team of authors from around the world ensures a truly international perspective.

* Fully referenced chapters include bibliographies for easy access to further study.

This handbook is essential reading for upper-level students looking for succinct overviews and for researchers seeking an authoritative definition of the field which also indicates likely future trends.

Author Biography

Garth J. O. Fletcher is a Reader in the Psychology Department at the University of Canterbury. He is a leading researcher in the study of social cognition in intimate relationships.

Margaret S. Clark is Professor of Social Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. She has written extensively on emotion and social behavior including Affect and Cognition (1982) and Emotion and Social Behaviour (1992).

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword.


Part I: Cognition/Attribution.

1. Attributions in Close Relationships: From Balkanization to Integration. (Frank D. Fincham).

2. Cognition and the Development of Close Relationships. (Benjamin R. Karney, James K. McNulty, and Thomas N. Bradbury).

3. Cognitive Representations of Attachment: The Content and Function of Working Models. (Nancy L. Collins and Lisa M. Allard).

4. The Structure and Function of Ideal Standards in Close Relationships. (Jeffry A. Simpson, Garth J.O. Fletcher, and Lorne Campbell).

5. Seeking a Sense of Conviction: Motivated Cognition in Close Relationships. (Sandra L. Murray).

Part II: Social Motivation.

6. Integrating Social Psychological Research on Aggression within an Evolutionary-based Framework. (Neil M. Malamuth and Tamara Addison).

7. Helping and Altruism. (John F. Dovidio and Louis A. Penner).

8. The Death and Rebirth of the Social Psychology of Negotiation. (Max H. Bazerman, Jared R. Curhan, and Don A. Moore).

9. Motivational Aspects of Empathic Accuracy. (William Ickes and Jeffry A. Simpson).

Part III: Affect/Emotion.

10. Understanding People's Perceptions of Relationships is Crucial to Understanding their Emotional Lives. (Margaret S. Clark, Julie Fitness, and Ian Brissette).

11. Emotional Intelligence: Conceptualization and Measurement. (Peter Salovey, Alison Woolery, and John D. Mayer).

12. Emotional Experience in Close Relationships. (Ellen Berscheid and Hilary Ammazzalorso).

13. The Status of Theory and Research on Love and Commitment. (Beverly Fehr).

Part IV: Social Influence and Comparison.

14. Interdependence in Close Relationships. (Caryl E. Rusbult, Ximena B. Arriaga, and Christopher R. Agnew).

15. Social Comparison and Close Relationships. (Bram P. Buunk and Frans L. Oldersma).

Part V: Self and Identity.

16. An Evolutionary-Pyschological Approach to Self-esteem: Multiple Domains and Multiple Functions. (Lee A. Kirkpatrick and Bruce J. Ellis).

17. Is Loving the Self Necessary for Loving Another? An Examination of Identity and Intimacy. (W. Keith Campbell and Roy F. Baumeister).

18. The Self We Know and the Self We Show: Self-esteem, Self Presentation, and the Maintenance of Interpersonal Relationships. (Mark R. Leary).

19. Self-expansion Model of Motivation and Cognition in Close Relationships and Beyond. (Arthur Aron, Elaine N. Aron, and Christina Norman).

Part VI: Methods.

20. A Statistical Framework for Modeling Homogeneity and Interdependence in Groups. (Richard Gonzalez and Dale Griffin).

Part VII: Applications.

21. Attachment Style and Affect Regulation: Implications for Coping with Stress and Mental Health. (Mario Mikulincer and Victor Florian).

22. Marital Therapy and Social Psychology: Will We Choose Explicit Partnership or Cryptomnesia? (Steven R. H. Beach and Frank D. Fincham).

Subject Index.

Author Index.

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