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Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology

Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology
Volume One

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Social Psychology

August 2011 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The first volume in this innovative two-volume set provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field.

Volume One covers Biological/Evolutionary Level of Analysis, Cognitive Level of Analysis, Content Model and Motivational and Affective Level of Analysis.

Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory's development including the inspirations, critical junctures, and problem-solving efforts that effected theoretical choices and determined the theory's impact and its evolution. Unique to this handbook, these narratives provide a rich background for understanding how theories are created, nurtured, and shaped over time, and examining their unique contribution to the field as a whole. To examine its societal impact, each theory is evaluated in terms of its applicability to better understanding and solving critical social issues and problems.

The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology, Volume One is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.
Paul A. M. Van Lange, Arie W. Kruglanski and E. Tory Higgins
Theories of Social Psychology: An Introduction
Douglas T. Kenrick
Evolutionary Theory and Human Social Behavior
Shelley E. Taylor
Tend and Befriend Theory
John T. Cacioppo, Gary G. Berntson, Catherine J. Norris and Jackie K. Gollan
The Evaluative Space Model
E. Tory Higgins
Accessibility Theory
Fritz Strack and Roland Deutsch
A Theory of Impulse and Reflection
Yaacov Trope and Nira Liberman
Construal Level Theory
Bernard Weiner
An Attribution Theory of Motivation
Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
A Theory of Social Information Processing
Chester A. Insko
Balance-Logic Theory
Arie W. Kruglanski
Lay Epistemic Theory
Richard E. Petty and Pablo Bri&ntildeol
The Elaboration Likelihood Model
Shelly Chaiken and Alison Ledgerwood
A Theory of Heuristic and Systematic Information
Susan T. Fiske
The Continuum Model and the Stereotype Content Model
Norbert Schwarz
Feelings-as-Information Theory
Gün R. Semin
The Linguistic Category Model
Robin R. Vallacher and Daniel M. Wegner
Action Identification Theory
Albert Bandura
Social Cognitive Theory
Joel Cooper
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Jeffrey Greenberg and Jamie Arndt
Terror Management Theory
Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan
Self-Determination Theory
Icek Ajzen
The Theory of Planned Behavior
Jerry Suls and Ladd Wheeler
Social Comparison Theory
E. Tory Higgins
Regulatory Focus Theory
Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier
A Model of Behavioral Self-Regulation
Peter M. Gollwitzer
Mindset Theory of Action Phases

Paul A.M. Van Lange

Paul van Lange (1961) has been a Professor of Social Psychology at the VU since 2000 (and Special Professor at Leiden University from 1999-2008).  He has published  well over 100 articles on topics closely linked to trust and human cooperation in journals such as Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin, and currently conducts research on topics such as (a) helping and altruism, (b) rewards and punishments, (c) aggression, hormones and sport, (d) norm violation and dishonesty, (e) social mindfulness, and (f)  trust and misunderstanding in social dilemmas (see also recent... More About Author

Arie W. Kruglanski

E Tory Higgins

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