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Negotiation Theory and Research

1st Edition

Edited by Leigh L. Thompson

Psychology Press

237 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Negotiation is the most important skill anyone in the business world can have today, because people must continually negotiate their jobs, responsibilities, and opportunities. Yet very few people know strategies for maximizing their outcomes in everyday and in more formal business situations.

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of this emerging topic through original contributions from leaders in social psychology and negotiation research. All topics covered are core to the understanding of the negotiation process and include: decision-making and judgment, emotion and negotiation, motivation, and game theory.


"Thompson has assembled the leading minds in the field to report on the state of the art. The chapters go beyond past reviews by incorporating new empirical findings, challenging received assumptions, and introducing fresh frameworks. As a whole, this collection highlights the evolving currents in this field. A must-read for negotiation researchers and anyone who wants to understand the complexities of human behavior in conflict resolution." - Michael W. Morris Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

"Leigh Thompson's Negotiation Theory and Research is a brilliant compilation of major conceptual and empirical progress in negotiation theory in recent years. With her usual eye for great research and flair for bringing together the best and brightest minds in contemporary negotiation research, Thompson has created what undoubtedly will be the standard reference work and essential reading for scholars who wish to remain on top of this important and thriving research area." - Roderick M. Kramer, William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Business School

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Negotiation: Overview of Theory and Research. Leigh Thompson. Chapter 2: Bounded Awareness: Focusing Failures in Negotiation.

Max Bazerman & Dolly Chugh . Chapter 3: Social Cognition, Attribution, and Perception in Negotiation: The Role of Uncertainty in Shaping Negotiation Processes and Outcomes. Maggie A. Neale & Alison R. Fragale . Chapter 4: Motive: The Negotiator's Raison d'être. Peter J. Carnevale & Carsten K.W. De Dreu. Chapter 5: Learning to Negotiate: Novice and Experienced Negotiators. Jeffrey Loewenstein & Leigh Thompson. Chapter 6: Bargaining with Feeling: Emotionality In and Around Negotiation. Bruce Barry, Ingrid Smithey Fulmer, & Nathan Goates . Chapter 7: Friends, Lovers, Colleagues, Strangers Redux: Relationships and Negotiations in Context. Kathleen L.McGinn . Chapter 8: Negotiation, Information Technology, and the Problem of the Faceless Other. Janice Nadler & Donna Shestowsky. Chapter 9: A Cultural Analysis of the Underlying Assumptions of Negotiation Theory. Jeanne M. Brett & Michele Gelfand. Chapter 10: Gender in Negotiations: A Motivated Social Cognitive Analysis. Laura Kray & Linda Babcock

About the Series

Frontiers of Social Psychology

Frontiers of Social Psychology is one of the field's most influential and distinguished book series. Each volume provides a rigorous and cutting-edge overview of the most recent theoretical, methodological, and practical developments in a substantive area of social psychology, in greater depth than is possible in general social psychology handbooks. Coverage includes major established topics and new and emerging areas. The Editors and contributors are all internationally renowned scholars, whose work is at the cutting-edge of research.

Scholarly, yet accessible, the volumes in the Frontiers series are an essential resource for senior undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, and practitioners, and are suitable as textbooks in advanced courses in specific sub-areas of social psychology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology