This series provides a showcase of original contributions of the highest quality as well as thorough reviews of existing theories suitable for advanced students and researchers. Applied topics are well represented and social psychology is defined broadly to include other psychological areas like social development, or the social psychology of abnormal behaviour. A reflection of contemporary social psychology, the series is a rich source of information for dissertations, new research projects and seminars.
A Sociocognitive Approach to Social Norms
Cooperation in Modern Society Promoting the Welfare of Communities, States and Organizations
The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking
By Nicole Dubois
May 13, 2016
Societies and groups attribute greater value to some behaviours and some judgments. These 'norms' are what is most important for understanding how behaviours and judgments are socially regulated. The approach presented examines in particular the social foundations of our judgments....
By Anders Biel, Mark Snyder, Tom R. Tyler, Mark Van Vugt
July 31, 2015
Why do so many people volunteer to help others in need in society today? What makes people give up the convenience of driving their car to benefit a better environment? And why are citizens, in general, quite prepared to pay taxes to ensure adequate health care, and support for the elderly and ...
By Peter Bull
February 05, 2015
This analysis of political speeches and televised political interviews in the UK, based on the Annual Party Conferences (1996-2000) and the last five general elections (1983-2001), evaluates the interview skills of politicians and political interviewers, investigates how and why politicians ...
By David R. Mandel, Denis J. Hilton, Patrizia Catellani
April 24, 2014
This book provides a critical overview of significant developments in research and theory on counterfactual thinking that have emerged in recent years and spotlights exciting new directions for future research in this area. Key issues considered include the relations between counterfactual and ...
By Claudia Dalbert, Hedvig Sallay
September 03, 2013
This book provides a unique overview of the development of justice-related beliefs in different socialization contexts, and also of the role this plays in protecting mental health and promoting career development for adolescents and young adults. A range of European contributors bridge the ...
By Mika Haritos-Fatouros
November 27, 2002
Original research, including interviews with former Greek torturers, is supplemented by discussion of former studies, military records and other sources, to provide disturbing but valuable insights into the psychology of torture. The book describes parallel situations such as the rites of passage ...
By Ann Elisabeth Auhagen, Hans-Werner Bierhoff
February 05, 2001
First Published in 2004. The importance of responsibility in the third millennium is increasing. The rise of new technologies and related environmental hazards, the problem of the neglect of poor and old people, and the increase in violence and aggression in general indicate that respon...