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Emotions in Social Psychology

Key Readings, 1st Edition

Edited by W. Gerrod Parrott

Psychology Press

392 pages | 23 Color Illus.

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This reader presents a collection of influential articles on the nature of emotions and ther role in social psychological phenomena, along with recent work that reflects the current state of the art.


"This volume provides an excellent selection of representative articles that integrate emotions and social psychology…Students' attention will be captured as they wrestle with fundamental questions about human nature and, in the process, learn a great deal about social psychological theory and research methods." -- Professor June Tangney, George Mason University

Table of Contents

Overview. Part I: The Nature of Emotion. P. Shaver, J. Schwartz, D. Kirson, and C. O'Connor, Emotion Knowledge: Further Exploration of a Prototype Approach. N. Frijda, The Laws of Emotion. Part II: The Role of Cognition. S. Schachter and J. Singer, Cognitive, Social, and Physiological Determinants of Emotional State. C. Smith and R. Lazarus, Appraisal Components, Core Relational Themes, and the Emotions. Part III: Culture and Socialization. H. Markus and S. Kitayama, The Cultural Construction of Self and Emotion: Implications for Social Behavior. Part IV: Gender Differences: Evolution, Socialization, and Stereotyping. D. Buss, R. Larsen, D. Westen, and J. Semmelroth, Sex Differences in Jealousy: Questioning the "Fitness" of the Model. M. Robinson, J. Johnson, and S. Shields, the Gender Heuristic and the Database: Factors Affecting the Perception of Gender-related Differences in the Experience and Display of Emotions. Part V: The Social Functions of Emotions. D. Keltner and J. Haidt, Social Functions of Emotions at Four Levels of Analysis. P. Salovey, C. Hsee, and J. Mayer, Emotional Intelligence and the Self-Regulation of Affect. Part VI: Emotion and Social Cognition. J. Forgas and G. Bower, Mood Effects on Person-Perception Judgements. H. Bless, G. Bohner, N. Schwarz, and F. Strack, Mood and Persuasion: A Cognitive Response Analysis. Part VII: Emotion's Effects on Others. J. Coyne, Depression and the Response of Others. V. Christophe and B. Rimé, Exposure to the Social Sharing of Emotion: Emotional Impact, Listener Responses and Secondary Social Sharing. Part VIII: Emotion and Facial Expressions. P. Ekman, W. Friesen, and S. Ancoli, Facial Signs of Emotional Experience. A. Fridlund, Sociality of Solitary Smiling: Potentiation by an Implicit Audience. Part IX: Shame, Guilt, Envy, and Jealousy. J. Tagney, P. Wagner, C. Fletcher, and R. Gramzow, Shamed into Anger? The Relation of Shame and Guilt to Anger and Self-reported Aggression. R. Baumeister, A. Stillwell, and T. Heatherton, Guilt: An Interpersonal Approach. W. Parrott, The Emotional Experiences of Envy and Jealousy. Part X: The Nature of Emotion, Revisited: The Case of Anger. L. Berkowitz, On the Formation and Regulation of Anger and Aggression: A Cognitive-neoassociationistic Approach. J. Averill, Studies on Anger and Aggression: Implications for Theories of Emotion.

About the Series

Key Readings in Social Psychology

Given the need to be selective and to provide a coherent perspective on each theme within a single book, the editors have generally tackled a difficult brief extremely well. The breadth and depth make a volume suitable for use in many final-year and masters-degree courses in social psychology. It also provides an ideal introduction to top-level original research articles that should motivate students to pursue the current literature in a more targeted way. […] This is an excellent series that will provide an invaluable compendium of the themes that have dominated the 20th Century.” - Diane Houston, University of Kent, in the Times Higher Education Supplement

The aim of the series is to make available to senior undergraduate and graduate students key articles in each area of social psychology in an attractive, user-friendly format.

Many professors want to encourage their students to engage directly with research in their fields, yet this can often be daunting for students coming to detailed study of a topic for the first time.

Moreover, declining library budgets mean that articles are not always readily available, and course packs can be expensive and time-consuming to produce.

Key Readings in Social Psychology aims to address this need by providing comprehensive volumes, each one of which is edited by a senior and active researcher in the field.

Articles are carefully chosen to illustrate the way the field has developed historically as well as current issues and research directions.

Each volume has a similar structure that includes:

  • An overview chapter, as well as introduction to sections and articles;
  • Questions for class discussion;
  • Annotated bibliographies;
  • Full author and subject indices;
  • The article How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology, especially prepared for this series by Christian H. Jordan and Mark P. Zanna

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology