The Message Within: The Role of Subjective Experience In Social Cognition And Behavior, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Message Within

The Role of Subjective Experience In Social Cognition And Behavior, 1st Edition

Edited by Herbert Bless, Joseph P. Forgas

Psychology Press

418 pages

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"The chapters in the book are authored by a particularly stellar array of contributors, and the volume as a whole is likely to be regarded as a milestone in the development of this singularly important line of inquiry." -- Professor Arie Kruglanski, University of Maryland

Table of Contents

D.T. Gilbert, D.M. Wegner, Introduction: Subjective Experience as the Centerpiece of Social Psychology. Part 1. Subjective Experience And Information Processing. K. Fiedler, On Mere Considering. A. Dijksterhuis, J. Bargh, The Role of Awareness in Automatic Action. C.M. Brendl, C. Hardin, Norm Theory: Ease of Mental Simulation Affects Judgments of Surprise. F. Strack, Judgmental Regulation. Part 2. Subjective Experience and Memory Phenomena . R. Neumann, F. Strack, The Influence of Feelings of Approach and Avoidance on the Encoding of Affective Words. E.R. Smith, Subjective Feelings of Familiarity and Their Effects: Insights from Exemplar and Connectionist Models. N. Schwarz, Phenomenal Experiences as a Basis of Judgment: Ease of Recall and Perceptual Fluency. Part 3. Affect as a Subjective Experience and Social Cognition. C. Sedikides, The Rocky Road from Affect to Attentional Focus. Y. Trope, Mood as a Resource in Overcoming Defensive Self-Evaluations. J.P. Forgas, Affective Influences on Strategic Behaviors. T. Garcia-Marques, D. Mackie, The Hypothesis of Mood-as-a-Regulation-Mechanism and its Corollary Mood-as-Familiarity. G. Bohner, T. Weinarth, Emotion as Input: The Impact of Fear and Guilt on the Processing of Messages. Part 4. Subjective Experiences and Intergroup Relations. J.F. Dovidio, Subjective Experiences and Intergroup Relations. A. Abele, Positive Mood and Ingroup-Outgroup Differentiation in a Minimal Group Setting. G.V. Bodenhausen, Intergroup Affect and Social Perception: Affect as Inadmissible Information. Part 5. The Role of Subjective Experience in Attitudes and Stereotypes. B. Dardenne, V. Yzerbyt, Search versus Passive Reception of Information: The Impact on Stereotyping. M. Wänke, H. Bless, How Subjectively Experienced Difficulty Affects the Formation of Attitudinal Judgments. G. Haddock, Subjective Experiences and Political Judgements: It's Easy to Like (or Dislike) Tony Blair. H. Bless, J. Forgas, Feeling, Thinking and Doing: Subjective Experience in Social Cognition and Behavior.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology