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Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology

Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology
Volume Two

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Social Psychology

August 2011 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The second volume in this innovative two-volume set, Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology, 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 Two covers Interpersonal Level of Analysis, Group and Cultural 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 Two is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.
Walter Mischel
Self-Control Theory
William B. Swann, Jr
Self-Verification Theory
Carol S. Dweck
Implicit Theories
Michael A. Hogg
Uncertainty-Identity Theory
Marilynn B. Brewer
Optimal Distinctiveness Theory: Its History and Development
Leonard Berkowitz
A Cognitive-Neoassociation Theory of Aggression
Roy F. Baumeister
Need to Belong Theory
Mark R. Leary
Sociometer Theory
Philipe R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer
Attachment Theory
Gerald Echtertoff
Shared Reality Model
Elaine Hatfield and Richard L. Rapson
Equity Theory in Close Relationships
Caryl E. Rusbult, Christopher R. Agnew and Ximena R. Arriaga
The Investment Model of Commitment Processes
Margaret S. Clark and Judson R. Mills
A Theory of Communal (and Exchange) Relationships
Paul A. M. Van Lange and Caryl E. Rusbult
Interdependence Theory
Morton Deutsch
A Theory of Co-operation - Competition and Beyond
Robert B. Cialdini
The Focus Theory of Normative Conduct
John T. Jost and Jojanneke van der Toorn
System Justification Theory
Tom R. Tyler
Justice Theory
Charlan J. Nemeth
Minority Influence Theory
Naomi Ellemers and S. Alexander Haslam
Social Identity Theory
John C. Turner and Katherine J. Reynolds
Self-Categorization Theory
Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto
Social Dominance Theory
Samuel L. Gaertner and John F. Dovidio
The Common Ingroup Identity Model
Alice H. Eagly and Wendy Wood
Social Role Theory
Patrick Rateau, Pascal Moliner, Christian Guimelli and Jean-Claude Abric
Social Representation Theory
Harry C. Triandis and Michele J. Gelfand
A Theory of Individualism and Collectivism

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

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