What are the ultimate motives that instigate individuals’ behaviours? What are the aims of social perception? How can an individuals’ behaviour be described both from the perspective of the actor and from the perspective of an observer? These are the basic questions that this book addresses using its proposed agency-communion framework. Agency (competence, assertiveness) refers to existence of an organism as an individual, to "getting ahead" and to individual goal-pursuit; communion (warmth, morality) refers to participation of an individual in a larger organism, to "getting along" and to forming bonds.
Each chapter is written by experts in the field and use the agency-communion framework to explore a wide variety of topics, such as stereotypes, self-esteem, personality, power, and politics.
The reader will profit from the deep insights given by leading researchers. The variety of theoretical approaches and empirical contributions shows that the parsimonious and simple structure of two types of content in behavior, motives, personality, self-concept, stereotypes, and more to build an overarching frame to different phenomena studied in psychology.
Andrea E. Abele & Bogdan Wojciszke
The Evolutionary Meaning of Communion and Agency
Todd Chan, Iris Wang, & Oscar Ybarra
Bogdan Wojciszke and Andrea E. Abele
Susan T. Fiske
A. E. Abele & N. Hauke, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Kenneth D. Locke
D. L. Paulhus
Jochen E. Gebauer and Constantine Sedikides
Sabine Sczesny, Christa Nater, & Alice H. Eagly
Friederike Helm & Jens Möller
Aleksandra Cislak and Aleksandra Cichocka
Susanne Bruckmüller & Nicole Methner
Alex Koch and Roland Imhoff
Current Issues in Social Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state of current and emerging topics of interest in social psychology.
Each volume makes a conceptual contribution to the topic by reviewing or synthesizing the existing research literature, by advancing theory in the area, or by some combination of these missions. The books are tightly focused on a particular topic and consists of seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes are leading figures in their areas and provide an introductory overview.
The series is useful reading for students, academics, and researchers of social psychology and related disciplines. Example topics include: self-esteem, mindfulness, evolutionary social psychology, minority groups, social neuroscience, cyberbullying and social stigma.