Essays in Social Psychology

Series Editors:

Essays in Social Psychology is designed to meet the need for rapid publication of brief volumes in social psychology.

Primary topics will include social cognition, interpersonal relationships, group processes, and intergroup relations, as well as applied issues.

Furthermore, the series seeks to define social psychology in its broadest sense, encompassing all topics either informed by, or informing, the study of individual behavior and thought in social situations.

Each volume in the series will make a conceptual contribution to the topic by reviewing and synthesizing the existing research literature, by advancing theory in the area, or by some combination of these missions.

The principal aim is that authors will provide an overview of their own highly successful research program in an area.

It is also expected that volumes will, to some extent, include an assessment of current knowledge and identification of possible future trends in research.

Each book will be a self-contained unit supplying the advanced reader with a well-structured review of the work described and evaluated.

  • Cooperation in Groups: Procedural Justice, Social Identity, and Behavioral Engagement book cover

    Cooperation in Groups

    Procedural Justice, Social Identity, and Behavioral Engagement, 1st Edition

    By Tom Tyler, Steven Blader

    This important new book explores the psychological motives that shape the extent and nature of people's cooperative behavior in the groups, organizations and societies to which they belong. Individuals may choose to expend a great deal of effort on promoting the goals and functioning of the group,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Motivated Cognition in Relationships: The Pursuit of Belonging book cover

    Motivated Cognition in Relationships

    The Pursuit of Belonging, 1st Edition

    By Sandra L. Murray, John G. Holmes

    How can newlyweds believe they will be together forever, while knowing that the majority of marriages end in divorce? Why do people who desperately want to be loved end up alienating those who love them? How can partners that seem like complete opposites end up blissfully happy? This volume…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Conceptual Metaphor in Social Psychology: The Poetics of Everyday Life book cover

    Conceptual Metaphor in Social Psychology

    The Poetics of Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    By Mark J. Landau

    We learn in grade school that metaphor is an ornamental figure of speech reserved for poets. But we now know that it is also a key strategy people use to make sense of the world, from basic concepts like time and causation to the major social issues facing society. In this book, Mark Landau…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Nostalgia: A Psychological Resource book cover


    A Psychological Resource, 1st Edition

    By Clay Routledge

    Nostalgia is a topic that most lay people are familiar with, but, until recently, few social scientists understood. Once viewed as a disease, nostalgia is now considered to be an important psychological resource. It involves revisiting personally cherished memories that involve close others. When…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Standards and Expectancies: Contrast and Assimilation in Judgments of Self and Others book cover

    Standards and Expectancies

    Contrast and Assimilation in Judgments of Self and Others, 1st Edition

    By Monica Biernat

    This book examines how standards and expectancies affect judgments of others and the self. Standards are points of comparison, expectancies are beliefs about the future, and both serve as frames of reference against which current events and people (including the self) are experienced. The central…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Reducing Intergroup Bias: The Common Ingroup Identity Model book cover

    Reducing Intergroup Bias

    The Common Ingroup Identity Model, 1st Edition

    By Samuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio

    Considers situations and interventions that can foster more inclusive representation and ways, both theoretically and practically, and that a common ingroup identity can facilitate more harmonious intergroup relations.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • The Psychology of Closed Mindedness book cover

    The Psychology of Closed Mindedness

    1st Edition

    By Arie W. Kruglanski

    The fundamental phenomenon of human closed-mindedness is treated in this volume. Prior psychological treatments of closed-mindedness have typically approached it from a psychodynamic perspective and have viewed it in terms of individual pathology. By contrast, the present approach stresses the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-09
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Self-Insight: Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself book cover


    Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself, 1st Edition

    By David Dunning

    People base thousands of choices across a lifetime on the views they hold of their skill and moral character, yet a growing body of research in psychology shows that such self-views are often misguided or misinformed. Anyone who has dealt with others in the classroom, in the workplace, in the…

    Paperback – 2012-08-16
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • When Groups Meet: The Dynamics of Intergroup Contact book cover

    When Groups Meet

    The Dynamics of Intergroup Contact, 1st Edition

    By Thomas F. Pettigrew, Linda R. Tropp

    Research and theory on intergroup contact have become one of the fastest advancing and most exciting fields in social psychology in recent years. The work is exciting because it combines basic social psychological concerns -- human interaction, situational influences on behavior -- with an…

    Hardback – 2011-03-25
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development book cover


    Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development, 1st Edition

    By Carol S. Dweck

    This innovative text sheds light on how people work -- why they sometimes function well and, at other times, behave in ways that are self-defeating or destructive. The author presents her groundbreaking research on adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns and shows:* How…

    Paperback – 2000-01-01
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • The Uncertain Mind: Individual Differences in Facing the Unknown book cover

    The Uncertain Mind

    Individual Differences in Facing the Unknown, 1st Edition

    By Richard M. Sorrentino, Christopher J.R. Roney

    This book discusses individual differences in how people react to uncertainty. The authors show that while some people are relatively comfortable dealing with uncertainty and strive to resolve it (uncertainty-oriented), others are more likely to avoid uncertainty, preferring the familiar or the…

    Paperback – 2000-01-01
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology

  • Complex Interpersonal Conflict Behaviour: Theoretical Frontiers book cover

    Complex Interpersonal Conflict Behaviour

    Theoretical Frontiers, 1st Edition

    By Evert Van der Vliert

    This book is about reactions to interpersonal conflict such as avoiding, negotiating, and fighting. It breaks away from the prevailing assumption that conflict behaviours are mutually isolated reactions having mutually isolated effects. Instead, reactions are viewed as components of complex…

    Hardback – 1997-09-26
    Psychology Press
    Essays in Social Psychology