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Social Psychology

November 1990 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A comprehensive overview and analysis of one of the most influential theories in psychology is offered in this volume. Based on the pioneering work of social psychologist Kurt Lewin, it outlines the work of several generations of international field theorists and attests to the durability and utility of Lewin's work. Essays trace the history and development of field theory and discuss its various applications in a number of settings. Topics addressed include managing social conflict, self-help groups, field theory and the construction of social problems and academic sex discrimination.
 
Introduction
Advancing Field Theory

 
 
PART ONE: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: THE BEGINNINGS
 
Field Theory in Social Science
What Made It Creative

 
Anitra Karsten
The Study of Everyday Life
Ralph White
Democracy in the Research Team
Morton Deutsch
Enthusiasm for the Work
Kurt W Back
Woe unto You that are a Grandchild
Mel van Elteren and Helmut E Luck
Kurt Lewin's Films and Their Role in the Development of Field Theory
 
PART TWO: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: PRESENT CONSTRUCTIONS
 
World Fields
Martin Gold
Two `Field Theories'
Susan A Wheelan and Vicki Abt
Field Theory and the Construction of Social Problems
A Relational Perspective

 
Shen Heyong
Kurt Lewin in China
Fred Emery
On the Nature of the Next Generation of Issues
 
Social Processes
Kurt W Back
The Family as a Special Group
Boundaries and Dynamics

 
Matthew Maibaum
Topological Psychology of Abnormal Syndromes
Lewin on Unreality

 
Ana Marjanovic-Shane
Two Paradigms in Developmental Studies of Language
An Old Controversy in New Clothes

 
Morton Deutsch
Cooperation, Conflict and Justice
Emmy A Pepitone
Social Comparison, Relative Deprivation and Pupil Interaction
Homogeneous Versus Heterogeneous Classrooms

 
Murray Horwitz and Norman H Berkowitz
Interpersonal and Intergroup Methods of Managing Social Conflict
 
PART THREE: ADVANCES IN APPLICATIONS
 
World Fields
Susan A Wheelan and Eugene H Stivers
Group Dynamics, Action Research and Intergroup Relations
David Bargal and Haviva Bar
Strategies for Arab-Jewish Conflict Management Workshops
Odd Steffen Dalgard, Trine Anstorp, Kirsten Benum, Tom Sorensen and Torbjorn Moum
Social Psychiatric Field Studies in Oslo
Some Preliminary Results

 
Robert J Kleiner and Barnabas Okeke
Level of Aspiration Theory and Quality of Life in Cross-Cultural Research
 
Social Processes
Mark A Chesler
Action Research in the Voluntary Sector
A Case Study of Scholar-Activist Roles in Self-Help Groups

 
Willard C Richan and Robert J Kleiner
The Social Agency as a Field of Forces
A Program Evaluation Strategy

 
Ethel D Kahn and Frank B W Hawkinshire
The Etiology of Academic Sex Discrimination
Research in Progress

 
Frank B W Hawkinshire and William A Liggett
Lewin's Paradigm of Planned Change
Theory and Application

 

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Susan A. Wheelan

Susan Wheelan was president of GDQ Associates, Inc. Until 2001, she was a professor of psychological studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University’s Great Teacher Award in 1992. She also worked as a psychologist in a number of hospital and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups; Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective; Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders; and Faculty Groups: From Frustration to Collaboration. She is editor of the Handbook of Group Research and Practice and co-editor of The... More About Author

Emmy Pepitone

Vicki Abt

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