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.
The Social Psychology of Humor
The Psychology of Political Polarization
Psychological Perspectives on Praise
The Psychology of Food Marketing and Overeating
Belief Systems and the Perception of Reality
Agency and Communion in Social Psychology
By Madelijn Strick, Thomas E Ford
April 06, 2021
This important new book provides a comprehensive analysis of humor from a social-psychological perspective, addressing questions about the use of humor and its effects in daily life. It examines the social psychology of humor on micro-level phenomena, such as attitudes, persuasion, and social ...
By Jan-Willem van Prooijen
March 31, 2021
The Psychology of Political Polarization was inspired by the notion that, to understand the momentum of radical political movements, it is important to understand the attitudes of individual citizens who support such movements. Leading political psychologists have contributed to this important ...
By Eddie Brummelman
July 21, 2020
Praise is perhaps the most widely used technique to influence others. When used appropriately, praise can motivate people, make them feel better, and improve their social relationships. Often, however, praise fails to work as intended and may even cause harm. Psychological Perspectives on Praise ...
By Frans Folkvord
August 12, 2019
Integrating recent research and existing knowledge on food marketing and its effects on the eating behaviour of children, adolescents, and adults, this timely collection explores how food promotion techniques can be used to promote healthier foods. Numerous factors influence what, when, and how we...
By Selma Rudert, Rainer Greifeneder, Kipling Williams
April 29, 2019
This edited volume provides an up-to-date review of current research on ostracism, social exclusion, and rejection. The book shows why exclusion and rejection occur, how they affect the excluded individuals, and the consequences they might have for individuals and organizations. Ostracism, social ...
By Dominik Schoebi, Belinda Campos
April 29, 2019
What makes for strong and enduring relationships? It is a question of increasing scientific and popular interest as it has become clear that relationships can make life happier, healthier, and longer. In this collection, the reader will find an overview of state-of-the-art research on this question...
By Bastiaan Dr Rutjens, Mark Dr Brandt
September 04, 2018
This book focuses on the social psychology of belief systems and how they influence perceptions of reality. These belief systems, from politics to religion to science, not only shape one’s thoughts and views but also can be the cause of conflict and disagreement over values, particularly when they ...
By Andrea Abele, Bogdan Wojciszke
August 14, 2018
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 ...
By Johan C. Karremans, Esther K. Papies
May 05, 2017
Scientific interest in mindfulness has expanded in recent years, but it has typically been approached from a clinical perspective. This volume brings recent mindfulness research to classic social psychology topics such as romantic relationships, prejudice, prosocial behavior, achievement, and ...
By Stamos Papastamou, Antonis Gardikiotis, Gerasimos Prodromitis
April 12, 2017
Majority and minority influence research examines how groups influence the attitudes, thoughts and behaviours of individuals, groups and society as a whole. This volume collects recent work by an international group of scholars, representing a variety of different theoretical approaches to majority...
By Loris Vezzali, Sofia Stathi
December 13, 2016
Intergroup contact theory has been one of the most influential theories in social psychology since it was first formulated by Gordon Allport in 1954. This volume highlights, via a critical lens, the most notable recent developments in the field, demonstrating its vitality and its capacity for ...
By Marcin Bukowski, Immo Fritsche, Ana Guinote, Mirosław Kofta
September 29, 2016
Coping with Lack of Control in a Social World offers an integrated view of cutting-edge research on the effects of control deprivation on social cognition. The book integrates multi-method research demonstrating how various types of control deprivation, related not only to experimental settings but...