The study of the relationship between the person and the situation has had a long history in psychology. Many theories of personality are set on an interpersonal stage and many social phenomena are played out differently as the cast of characters change. At times the study of persons and situations has been contentious, however, recent interest in process models of personality and social interaction have focused on the ways people navigate, influence, and are influenced by their social worlds.
Personality and Social Behavior contains a series of essays on topics where a transactional analysis of the person and situation has proved most fruitful. Contributions span the personality and social psychology spectrum and include such topics as new units in personality; neuroscience perspectives on interpersonal personality; social and interpersonal frameworks for understanding the self and self-esteem; and personality process analyses of romantic relationships, prejudice, health, and leadership.
This volume provides essential reading for researchers with an interest in this core topic in social psychology and may also be used as a text on related upper-level courses.
Table of Contents
F. Rhodewalt, Personality and Social Behavior: An Overview. D. Cervone, T.L. Caldwell, H. Orom, Beyond Person and Situation Effects: Intraindividual Personality Architecture and Its Implications for the Study of Personality and Social Behavior. F. Rhodewalt, B. Peterson, The Self and Social Behavior: The Fragile Self and Interpersonal Self-regulation. S.M. Andersen, S.A. Saribay, C.S. Kooij, Contextual Variability in Personality: The Case of the Relational Self and the Process of Transference. W.S. Rholes, R.L. Paetzold, M. Friedman, Ties That Bind: Linking Personality to Interpersonal Behavior Through the Study of Adult Attachment Style and Relationship Satisfaction. G. Downey, J. Zaki, J. Mitchell, Different Toolkits for Different Mind-readers: A Social-Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Personality and Social Relationships. M. Hogg, Personality, Individuality, and Social Identity. M.M. Chemers, Leadership as Dynamic Social Process. P.G. Devine, F. Rhodewalt, M. Siemionko, Personality and Prejudice in Interracial Interactions. B.N. Uchino, A.A. Vaughn, S. Matwin, Social Psychological Processes Linking Personality to Physical Health: A Multilevel Analysis With Emphasis on Hostility and Optimism.