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APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology

Four Volumes

Mario Mikulincer (Editor-in-chief) Phillip R. Shaver (Editor-in-chief)

ISBN: 9781433816994

Publication Date: Aug 2014

Format: Hardback

Summarizes the current state of knowledge on major topics within the fields of personality and social psychology. Coverage is contemporary, from social cognition, to emotional experience, from religious beliefs to interpersonal relations. The chapters reflect a wide range of theoretical perspectives at different levels of analysis, including perspectives from disciplines outside of psychology.

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This four-volume handbook summarizes the current state of knowledge on major topics within the fields of personality and social psychology. Coverage is contemporary, is provocative, and sets an agenda for future work in the area.

Volume 1 focuses on attitudes and social cognition, describing the two main directions in which this domain has moved over the past quarter century. First, there is increasing focus on the phenomenology of daily life, with emphasis on the contents and drivers of mundane daily life. These include emotional experience, religious beliefs, feelings of control and agency, the function of conscious thought, and how all of these underpin our sense of self and important social behaviors. The second trend has been toward a deeper understanding of basic human nature, with increasing focus on unconscious or implicit cognitive processes that influence virtually all facets of daily life (e.g., how power transforms how we think about others and what qualities we associate with leadership).

Volumes 2 and 3 provide a broad framework to guide theorizing and research with respect to group processes and interpersonal relations in social psychology. Topics of discussion include theory and research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; intergroup and intragroup processes; and the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of relationships. Together, the chapters reflect a wide range of theoretical perspectives at different levels of analysis, including perspectives from disciplines outside of psychology (e.g., biology, neuroscience, health sciences, sociology).

Volume 4 contains sections on personality processes and individual differences as well as sections on more holistic approaches, such as The Person in Context and The Person as a Whole.

Authors provide not only the foundational material on their topic but also discuss the big issues or bones of contention and what they see as the ways forward to resolve these issues.
Pages 3056
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Aug 2014
Publisher American Psychological Association
Subject/s Encyclopaedias & reference works   Social, group or collective psychology   Cognition & cognitive psychology  
  • Volume 1: Attitudes and Social Cognition
  • Eugene Borgida, PhD and John A. Bargh, PhD, Associate Editors
  • Editorial Board
  • About the Editors-in-Chief
  • Contributors
  • Series Preface
  • Handbook Introduction
  • Volume 1 Introduction
  • I. Human Nature
  • Evolutionary Social Cognition, Steven L. Neuberg and Mark Schaller
  • Primate Social Cognition: What We Have Learned From Nonhuman Primates and Other Animals, Lucy A. Bates and Richard W. Byrne
  • Psychological and Sociomoral Reasoning in Infancy,
    Renée Baillargeon, Rose M. Scott, Zijing He, Stephanie Sloane, Peipei Setoh, Kyong-sun Jin, Di Wu, and Lin Bian
  • Embodiment of Cognition and Emotion, Piotr Winkielman, Paula Niedenthal, Joseph Wielgosz, Jiska Eelen, and Liam C. Kavanagh
  • II. Consciousness and Unconsciousness
  • Minding the Mind: The Value of Distinguishing Among Unconscious, Conscious, and Metaconscious Processes, Jonathan W. Schooler, Michael D. Mrazek, Benjamin Baird, and Piotr Winkielman
  • Metacognition, Norbert Schwarz
  • Conscious Thoughts and the Causation of Behavior, Roy F. Baumeister, E. J. Masicampo, and Kathleen D. Vohs
  • Faces and First Impressions, Leslie A. Zebrowitz and Joann M. Montepare
  • III. The Phenomenology of Daily Life
  • Experimental Existential Psychology: Living in the Shadow of the Facts of Life, Tom Pyszczynski, Daniel Sullivan, and Jeff Greenberg
  • The Psychological Importance of Beliefs in Control and Order: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives In Social and Personality Psychology, Aaron C. Kay, Daniel Sullivan, and Mark J. Landau
  • Social Cognition and Health, Shelley E. Taylor
  • Coengagement, Coconstruction, Coevocation: Three Principles to Bridge Relationships and Social Cognition, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Özlem Ayduk
  • IV. Self and Other
  • Self and Other, Sarah Molouki and Emily Pronin
  • Cultural Psychology, Dov Cohen
  • Stereotyping: Processes and Content, Susan T. Fiske and Courtney Bearns Tablante
  • Processes of Social Influence Through Attitude Change, Richard E. Petty and Pablo Briñol
  • Social Cognition of Power, Ana Guinote
  • Leadership, Alice H. Eagly and John Antonakis
  • New Frontiers in Diversity Research: Conceptions of Diversity and Their Theoretical and Practical Implications, Victoria C. Plaut, Sapna Cheryan, and Flannery G. Stevens
  • V. Affect and Emotion
  • Emotion–Cognition Interactions, Dacher Keltner and Elizabeth J. Horberg
  • Implicit Attitudes, Irene V. Blair, Nilanjana Dasgupta, and Jack Glaser
  • Social Cognitive Neuroscience: A Review of Core Systems, Bruce P. Doré, Noam Zerubavel, and Kevin N. Ochsner
  • Political Cognition and Its Normative Implications for the "Democratic Experiment": Theory, Evidence, and Controversy, Howard Lavine, John T. Jost, and Milton Lodge
  • Social Cognition in Law, Eugene Borgida and Erik J. Girvan
  • VI. Motivation
  • Motivated Cognition in Self and Social Thought, David Dunning
  • Self-Regulation and Its Failure: The Seven Deadly Threats to Self-Regulation,
    Dylan D. Wagner and Todd F. Heatherton
  • Goal Pursuit Functions: Working Together, E. Tory Higgins and Abigail A. Scholer
  • The Duality of Everyday Life: Dual-Process and Dual-System Models in Social Psychology, Fritz Strack and Roland Deutsch
  • Index
  • Volume 2: Group Processes
  • John F. Dovidio, PhD and Jeffry A. Simpson, PhD, Associate Editors
  • Editorial Board
  • Contributors
  • Volume 2 Introduction
  • I. Intragroup Processes
  • Social Influence in Groups, John M. Levine and R. Scott Tindale
  • Creativity in Groups, Bernard A. Nijstad
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice, S. Alexander Haslam, Stephen D. Reicher, and Michael J. Platow
  • Social Justice, Tom R. Tyler
  • Groups and Morality, Colin Wayne Leach, Rezarta Bilali, and Stefano Pagliaro
  • Conflict and Negotiation Within and Between Groups, Carsten K. W. de Dreu, Hillie Aaldering, and Özm Saygi
  • Social Development and Intergroup Relations, Melanie Killen, Aline Hitti, and Kelly Lynn Mulvey
  • Social Identity and Intergroup Relations, Dominic Abrams
  • Convergence and Divergence in Perceptions of Persons and Groups, David L. Hamilton, Steven J. Sherman, Nate Way, and Elise J. Percy
  • Intergroup Emotions, Diane M. Mackie and Eliot R. Smith
  • Dehumanization and Intergroup Relations, Nick Haslam
  • II. Intergroup Processes
  • "The World Isn't Fair": A System Justification Perspective on Social Stratification and Inequality, John T. Jost, Danielle Gaucher, and Chadly Stern
  • The Hidden Dynamics of Discrimination: How Ideologies Organize Power and Influence Intergroup Relations, Rob Foels and Felicia Pratto
  • Helping Relations and Inequality Between Individuals and Groups, Arie Nadler and Samer Halabi
  • Interacting Across Racial Lines, J. Nicole Shelton and Jennifer A. Richeson
  • Psychological Perspectives on Immigration and Acculturation, Victoria M. Esses, Stelian Medianu, Leah Hamilton, and Natalia Lapshina
  • Stereotype Threat in Intergroup Relations, Toni Schmader, William Hall, and Alyssa Croft
  • Experiencing and Coping With Social Stigma, Manuela Barreto
  • Psychological Processes in Social Action, Martijn van Zomeren
  • Contact Between Groups, Linda R. Tropp and Elizabeth Page-Gould
  • Index
  • Volume 3: Interpersonal Relations
  • Jeffry A. Simpson, PhD and John F. Dovidio, PhD, Associate Editors
  • Editorial Board
  • Contributors
  • Volume 3 Introduction
  • I. Major Theoretical Approaches
  • Evolution and Close Relationships, Vladas Griskevicius, Martie G. Haselton, and Joshua M. Ackerman
  • Attachment Processes in Adult Romantic Relationships, Paula R. Pietromonaco and Lindsey A. Beck
  • Interdependence Theory, Paul A. M. Van Lange and Daniel Balliet
  • Relationships and the Self: Egosystem and Ecosystem, Jennifer Crocker and Amy Canevello
  • II. Biological Approaches and Health
  • Relationship Neuroscience, Lane Beckes and James A. Coan
  • Relationships and Health, Timothy J. Loving and David A. Sbarra
  • III. Attraction and Relationship Development
  • Interpersonal Attraction: In Search of a Theoretical Rosetta Stone, Eli J. Finkel and Paul W. Eastwick
  • Relationship Initiation and Development, Susan Sprecher, Diane Felmlee, Sandra Metts, and William Cupach
  • Ideal Mate Standards and Romantic Relationships, Lorne Campbell, Jennifer C. Pink, and Sarah C. E. Stanton
  • IV. Motivation, Emotion, and Intersubjectivity
  • Goal Pursuit in Relationships, Gráinne M. Fitzsimons and Michelle R. vanDellen
  • Emotions in Relationships, Julie Fitness
  • The Matter of Other Minds: Empathic Accuracy and the Factors That Influence It, Sara D. Hodges, Karyn L. Lewis, and William Ickes
  • V. Support, Communication, and Power
  • Social Support, Marci E. J. Gleason and Masumi Iida
  • Communication in Personal Relationships, Anita L. Vangelisti
  • Power and Social Influence in Relationships, Jeffry A. Simpson, Allison K. Farrell, M. Minda Oriña, and Alexander J. Rothman
  • Power: Past Findings, Present Considerations, and Future Directions, Adam D. Galinsky, Derek D. Rucker, and Joe C. Magee
  • VI. Friendship, Love, and Sexuality
  • Friendship, Daniel Perlman, Nan L. Stevens, and Rodrigo J. Carcedo
  • Love: Conceptualization and Experience, Beverley Fehr
  • Sexuality and Same-Sex Sexuality in Relationships, Lisa M. Diamond
  • VII. Maintenance, Strife, and Dissolution
  • Why Marriages Change Over Time, Benjamin R. Karney
  • Relationship Maintenance and Dissolution, Christopher R. Agnew and Laura E. VanderDrift
  • Established and Emerging Perspectives on Violence in Intimate Relationships, Kim Bartholomew, Rebecca J. Cobb, and Donald G. Dutton
  • Index
  • Volume 4: Personality Processes and Individual Differences
  • M. Lynne Cooper, PhD and Randy J. Larsen, PhD, Associate Editors
  • Editorial Board
  • Contributors
  • Volume 4 Introduction
  • I. Origins and Development of Personality
  • Evolutionary Personality Psychology, David M. Buss and Lars Penke
  • Genetics of Personality, Susan C. South, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Nicholas R. Eaton, and Robert F. Krueger
  • Neurobiological Substrates of Personality: A Critical Overview, Tal Yarkoni
  • The Development of Temperament and Personality Traits in Childhood and Adolescence, Rebecca L. Shiner
  • Personality Development Across the Life Span: Current Findings and Future Directions, M. Brent Donnellan, Patrick L. Hill, and Brent W. Roberts
  • II. Personality Processes
  • Personality Processes and Processes as Personality: A Cognitive Perspective, Michael D. Robinson and Benjamin M. Wilkowski
  • Personality, Affect, and Affect Regulation, Adam A. Augustine and Randy J. Larsen
  • Agency and Its Discontents: A Two-Process Perspective on Basic Psychological Needs and Motives, Kennon M. Sheldon and Julia Schüler
  • The Interplay of Personality and Self-Regulation, Rick H. Hoyle and Patrick Gallagher
  • Terror Management Motivation at the Core of Personality, Mark J. Landau and Daniel Sullivan
  • III. Individual Differences
  • On the Properties of Personality Traits, Sampo V. Paunonen and Ryan Y. Hong
  • Self- and Other-Knowledge of Personality, Simine Vazire and Brittany C. Solomon
  • What Makes a Good Structural Model of Personality? Evaluating the Big Five and Alternatives, Gerard Saucier and Sanjay Srivastava
  • Behavioral Approach, Behavioral Avoidance, and Behavioral Inhibition, Charles S. Carver
  • Psychological Underpinnings to Impulsive Behavior, Gregory T. Smith and Leila Guller
  • Interpersonal Traits, Lauri A. Jensen-Campbell, Priya Iyer, and Jennifer M. Knack
  • Openness/Intellect: A Dimension of Personality Reflecting Cognitive Exploration, Colin G. DeYoung
  • IV. The Person as a Whole
  • Person-Centered Approaches to Personality, Jens B. Asendorpf
  • Personality and the Life Story, Dan P. McAdams and Erika Manczak
  • Self-Processes in the Construction and Maintenance of Personality, Mark R. Leary and Kaitlin Toner
  • V. The Person in Context
  • The Interplay of Persons and Situations: Retrospect and Prospect, Debbie S. Moskowitz and Marc A. Fournier
  • The Person as a Cognitive-Affective Processing System: Quantitative Idiography as an Integral Component of Cumulative Science, Yuichi Shoda, Nicole L. Wilson, Donna D. Whitsett, Jenna Lee-Dussud, and Vivian Zayas
  • Gender and Personality, Vicki S. Helgeson
  • Birth Cohort Differences in Personality, Jean M. Twenge, Brittany Gentile, and W. Keith Campbell
  • The Interplay Between Culture and Personality, Virginia S. Y. Kwan and Sarah D. Herrmann
  • VI. Personality and Adaptation
  • Personality and Subjective Well-Being: Current Issues and Controversies, Richard E. Lucas and Ed Diener
  • Personality Disorders and Personality, Timothy J. Trull and Thomas A. Widiger
  • Personality and Career Success, Robert Hogan and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
  • Personality and Physical Health, Timothy W. Smith, Paula G. Williams, and Suzanne C. Segerstrom
  • VII. The Future of Personality
  • Six Visions for the Future of Personality Psychology, Verónica Benet-Martinez, M. Brent Donnellan, William Fleeson, R. Chris Fraley, Samuel D. Gosling, Laura A. King, Richard W. Robins, and David C. Funder
  • Index

Mario Mikulincer, PhD, is professor of psychology and dean of the School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel. He has coauthored or coedited numerous books and more than 320 scholarly journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Mikulincer's main research interests are attachment theory, terror management theory, personality processes in interpersonal relationships, coping with stress and trauma, grief-related processes, and prosocial motives and behavior.

Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, is a social and personality psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. Before moving there, he served on the faculties of Columbia University, New York University, University of Denver, and State University of New York at Buffalo.

He has coauthored or coedited numerous books and has published more than 300 scholarly journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Shaver's research focuses on attachment, human motivation and emotion, close relationships, personality development, and the effects of meditation on behavior and the brain.

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