Perspectivism in Social Psychology

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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
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Following William J. McGuire's model as a theorist and researcher, this resource brings together psychologists from Europe, Israel and North America offering new and emerging agendas for social cognition, under the common theme of perspectivist methodology and the study of thought systems. Additionally, the book offers a historical approach to the study of stereotyping and intergroup relations and uses language as an indicator of social psychological processes.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductory Materialp. 1
Perspectivist Social Psychology: A Work in Progressp. 3
The Perspectivist in Historical and Scientific Perspective: McGuire's Role in Twentieth-Century Social Psychologyp. 11
A Life in Psychology: The Human Elementp. 25
Attitudes, Persuasion, and Social Influencep. 35
Resisting Persuasion by Counterarguing: An Attitude Strength Perspectivep. 37
Dynamic Networks and Other Though Systems: Remote Ramifications of a Focused Persuasive Communicationp. 53
Values and Evaluationsp. 69
Information Processing, Affect, and Behaviorp. 83
Asymmetries in Affect-Laden Information Processingp. 85
The Cognitive Organization and Use of General Knowledgep. 97
The Cognitive Guidance of Behaviorp. 113
The Opposite of a Great Truth Is Also True: Homage to Koan #7p. 127
Language and the Self-Conceptp. 141
The Self-in-Talk: Toward an Analysis of Interpersonal Language and Its Usep. 143
(Self-)Conceptions as Social Actionsp. 161
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Intergroup Relations in Societyp. 173
Vicissitudes of Societal Psychologyp. 175
Social Stereotypes and "Implicit Social Theory"p. 187
The Commonsense Psychology of Changing Social Groupsp. 201
A Perspectivist Looks at the Past, Present, and (Perhaps) the Future of Intergroup Relations: A Quixotic Defense of System Justification Theoryp. 215
Political Communication and Mass Mediap. 231
Continuities and Contrasts in American Racial Politicsp. 233
Engineering Consent: The Renaissance of Mass Communications Research in Politicsp. 247
Theory and Metatheory in Social Psychological Sciencep. 259
Clapping With Both Hands: Numbers, People, and Simultaneous Hypothesesp. 261
The Resting Parrot, the Dessert Stomach, and Other Perfectly Defensible Theoriesp. 275
Unified Theoryp. 287
The Eighth Koan of Progress in Social Psychology: A Variable Anointed as "Special" Will Demand Special Treatmentp. 305
Perspectivist Worksheets for Generating a Program of Researchp. 319
Indexp. 333
About the Editorsp. 337
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