This volume honors Solomon Asch, a pioneer in social psychology whose experiments in this field are considered classic. Asch has made important contributions to the fields of memory, learning and thinking, and perception along with extending Gestalt theories to social psychology research.
Former students and colleagues honor Asch with essays that either expand on his research or describe original research on new topics of related interest. An interesting and informative text for faculty and researchers in the fields of cognition and perception as well as social, experimental, and personality psychology.
"…a major contribution to responsible scholarship, not only an idiosyncratic gift to an influential theorist, keen observer of the human condition, ingenious experimenter, and inspiring teacher by some of many colleagues whose lives have been enriched by their contact with Asch and his thought. This fine Festschrift enticingly invites the reader to participate in serious thinking about the rich and diverse legacy."
—American Journal of Psychology
Contents: Biography. J. Ceraso, H. Gruber, I. Rock, Social Psychology.On Solomon Asch. R. Brown, Politeness Theory: Exemplar and Exemplary. D. T. Campbell, Asch's Moral Epistemology for Socially Shared Knowledge. D. Peabody, The Role of Evaluation in Impressions of Persons. L. Ross, Recognizing the Role of Construal Processes. P. Rozin, Cognition.Social and Moral Aspects of Food and Eating. J. Ceraso, Perceptual Organization Affects Both the Learning and Integration of Object Properties. H. Gleitman, Some Reflections of Drama and the Dramatic Experience. H. E. Gruber, The Shadow Box: The Cooperative Synthesis of Disparate Points of View. R. A. Rescorla, Associative Learning in Animals: Asch's Influence. W. F. Walsh, "Say, That Reminds Me !": A Study of Spontaneous Recall. H. Zukier, Perception.Narrative Thinking. A. L. Gilchrist, Developments in the Theory of Lightness. S. M. Ebenholtz, Metamorphosis from Rod and Frame to Visual- Vestibular Interaction. I. Rock, The Frame of Reference. Gestalt Psychology. R. Arnheim, The Vanishing World and K hler's Inkwell. M. Henle, Some Neo-Gestalt Psychologies and Their Relation to Gestalt Psychology.