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Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology


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The aim of the Sydney Symposia of Social Psychology is to provide new, integrative insights into key areas of contemporary research. Held every year at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, each symposium deals with an important integrative theme in social psychology, and the invited participants are leading researchers in the field from around the world. Each contribution is extensively discussed during the symposium and is subsequently thoroughly revised into book chapters that are published in the volumes in this series.

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The Psychology of Populism The Tribal Challenge to Liberal Democracy

The Psychology of Populism: The Tribal Challenge to Liberal Democracy

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, William D. Crano, Klaus Fiedler
February 19, 2021

The recent rise of populist politics represent a major challenge for liberal democracies. This important book explores the psychological reasons for the rise of populism, featuring contributions from leading international researchers in the fields of psychology and political science. Unlike liberal...

Applications of Social Psychology How Social Psychology Can Contribute to the Solution of Real-World Problems

Applications of Social Psychology: How Social Psychology Can Contribute to the Solution of Real-World Problems

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, William D. Crano, Klaus Fiedler
January 30, 2020

This book explores what social psychology can contribute to our understanding of real-life problems and how it can inform rational interventions in any area of social life. By reviewing some of the most recent achievements in applying social psychology to pressing contemporary problems, Forgas, ...

The Social Psychology of Gullibility Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Irrational Beliefs

The Social Psychology of Gullibility: Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Irrational Beliefs

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P Forgas, Roy Baumeister
April 17, 2019

Gullibility, whether we like it or not, is a fundamental characteristic of human beings. In The Social Psychology of Gullibility, Forgas and Baumeister explore what we know about the causes, functions, and consequences of gullibility, and the social psychological processes that promote or inhibit ...

The Social Psychology of Living Well

The Social Psychology of Living Well

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, Roy F. Baumeister
February 07, 2018

How to live well and the search for meaning have long been of intense concern to humans, perhaps because Homo sapiens is the only species aware of its own mortality. In the last few decades, empirical psychology made a major contribution to this quest. This book surveys groundbreaking work by ...

Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior

Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, Klaus Fiedler, Constantine Sedikides
June 07, 2017

The connection between mental and social life remains one of the most intriguing topics in all of psychology. This book reviews some of the most recent advances in research exploring the links between how people think and behave in interpersonal situations. The chapters represent a variety of ...

Social Influence Direct and Indirect Processes

Social Influence: Direct and Indirect Processes

1st Edition

By Joseph P. Forgas, Kipling D. Williams
June 14, 2002

Social influence processes play a key role in human behavior. Arguably our extraordinary evolutionary success has much to do with our subtle and highly developed ability to interact with and influence each other. In this volume, leading international researchers review and integrate contemporary ...

The Social Psychology of Morality

The Social Psychology of Morality

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, Lee Jussim, Paul A.M. Van Lange
February 19, 2016

Ever since Plato’s ‘Republic’ was written over two thousand years ago, one of the main concerns of social philosophy and later empirical social science was to understand the moral nature of human beings. The faculty to think and act in terms of overarching moral values is as much a defining ...

The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change

The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, Joel Cooper, William D. Crano
January 20, 2016

Human beings have a unique ability to create elaborate predispositions and evaluations based on their social experiences. The concept of attitudes is central to understanding how experience gives rise to these predispositions, and psychologists have spent the best part of the past 100 years trying ...

Psychology of Self-Regulation Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes

Psychology of Self-Regulation: Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, Roy F. Baumeister, Dianne M. Tice
November 24, 2015

The ability to regulate and control our behaviors is a key accomplishment of the human species, yet the psychological mechanisms involved in self-regulation remain incompletely understood. This book presents contributions from leading international researchers who survey the most recent ...

Social Relationships Cognitive, Affective and Motivational Processes

Social Relationships: Cognitive, Affective and Motivational Processes

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, Julie Fitness
June 23, 2015

Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species - our personal relationships are of immense interest to us and are a key factor in achieving happiness and well being. From the moment of birth, humans crave love and intimacy and we devote much energy to creating and maintaining successful ...

The Social Outcast Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying

The Social Outcast: Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying

1st Edition

Edited By Kipling D. Williams, Joseph P. Forgas, William Von Hippel
April 23, 2015

This book focuses on the ubiquitous and powerful effects of ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying. Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species. Most of our evolutionary success is no doubt due to our highly developed ability to cooperate and interact with each other. It is ...

Social Psychology and Politics

Social Psychology and Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Forgas, Klaus Fiedler, William D. Crano
April 15, 2015

Social psychology and politics are intricately related, and understanding how humans manage power and govern themselves is one of the key issues in psychology. This volume surveys the latest theoretical and empirical work on the social psychology of politics, featuring cutting-edge research from a ...

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