Social Encounters: Contributions to Social Interaction

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  • Copyright: 2008-12-15
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Social Encounters is an approach to social psychology that is not what one might expect to find in textbooks on this subject. As a companion to Social Interaction advocated by Michael Argyle and his associates, it has been used by a rapidly growing number of researchers in social psychology, and related aspects of ethology, anthropology, and linguistics. The two key ideas are to study the detailed processes of social interaction at the level of the elements of interaction, and to relate social behavior to its biological basis and cultural setting.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
The Biological and Cultural Roots of Social Interactionp. 15
Primate Behavior (1968)p. 17
Quantitative Research in Proxemic Behavior (1966)p. 34
Social-Class Differences in the Relevance of Language to Socialization (1969)p. 47
The Elements of Social Behaviourp. 63
An Analysis of the Interaction of Language, Topic and Listener (1964)p. 65
Some Functions of Gaze-Direction in Social Interaction (1967)p. 76
Kinesics (1968)p. 93
Inference of Attitudes from the Posture, Orientation and Distance of a Communicator (1968)p. 103
Perception of the Other during Interactionp. 119
Sensitivity to Expression of Emotional Meaning in Three Modes of Communication (1964)p. 121
Non-Verbal Leakage and Clues to Deception (1969)p. 132
The Interpersonal Perception Method (1966)p. 149
Two-Person Interactionp. 161
Non-Verbal Reciprocation of Approval: An Experimental Analysis (1967)p. 163
Eye Contact, Distance and Affiliation (1965)p. 173
Decentering Implications of Social Interactions (1966)p. 188
Relations in Public (1971)p. 202
Interaction in Groups and Organizationsp. 219
The Equilibrium Problems in Small Groups (1953)p. 221
Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior Defined by Group Norms (1964)p. 237
Processes of Communication in Formal Organizations (1963)p. 247
Patterns of Leadership Behavior Related to Employee Grievances and Turnover (1962)p. 260
Socio-Technical Systems (1962)p. 272
Personality and Social Interactionp. 287
Persuasiveness and Persuasibility as Related to Intelligence and Extraversion (1965)p. 289
The Use of Manipulative Strategies: Machiavellianism and Attractiveness (1964)p. 297
Sources of Variance in Responses to Questionnaires and in Behavior (1969)p. 316
The Self and Social Interactionp. 329
Self-Conception and the Reactions of Others (1960)p. 331
Ego-Identity Status: Relationship to Change in Self-Esteem, 'General Maladjustment', and Authoritarianism (1967)p. 340
Embarrassment and the Analysis of Role Requirements (1964)p. 355
Training in Social Skillsp. 369
Changing Teacher Behavior through Feedback from Pupils: An Application of Equilibrium Theory (1963)p. 371
The Effects of Laboratory Education upon Individual Behavior (1965)p. 383
The Effects of Self-Feedback and Reinforcement on the Acquisition of a Teaching Skill (1967)p. 395
Further Readingp. 408
Acknowledgementsp. 410
Author Indexp. 411
Subject Indexp. 415
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