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Theory and Explanation in Social Psychology


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Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 01/2015
Edizione: 1° edizione

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This volume provides the first authoritative explication of metatheoretical principles in the construction and evaluation of social-psychological theories. Leading international authorities review the conceptual foundations of the fields most influential approaches, scrutinizing the range and limits of theories in various areas of inquiry. The chapters describe basic principles of logical inference, illustrate common fallacies in theoretical interpretations of empirical findings, and outline the unique contributions of different levels of analysis. An in-depth look at the philosophical foundations of theorizing in social psychology, the book will be of interest to any scholar or student interested in scientific explanations of social behavior.


I. Basics1. Theory Evaluation, Bertram Gawronski & Galen V. Bodenhausen2. Levels of Analysis in Social Psychology, Jan De Houwer & Agnes Moors3. Causal and Meaning-Based Explanation, Yoshihisa KashimaII. Mental State Theories4. Social-Cognitive Theories, Bertram Gawronski & Galen V. Bodenhausen5. Emotion Theories, Antony S. R. Tony Manstead & Brian Parkinson6. Motivational Theories, David Dunning7. Duality Models in Social Psychology, Roland Deutsch8. Personality Systems and Coherence of Social Behavior, Daniel Cervone, Tracy L. Caldwell, & Nicole D. MayerIII. Biological Theories9. Cognitive Neuroscience of Social Behavior, Jennifer S. Beer10. Genetics of Social Behavior, Wendy Johnson & Lars Penke11. Evolutionary Theories, Timothy KetelaarIV. Pragmatic Theories12. Rational Actor Theories, David Trafimow13. Social Functionalism, Philip E. Tetlock & Katrina Fincher14. Socially Situated Cognition, Gn R. Semin & Margarida V. GarridoV. Social Theories15. Interdependence Theory and Related Theories, Harry T. Reis & Ximena B. Arriaga16. Cultural Psychological Theory, Kimin Eom & Heejung S. KimVI. Formal Theories17. Computer Simulation, Klaus Fiedler & Florian L. Kutzner18. Mathematical Modeling, Karl Christoph Klauer19. Agent-Based Modeling, Eliot R. Smith & Asaf BeasleyAuthor IndexSubject Index


Bertram Gawronski, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research investigates the mental underpinnings and behavioral consequences of spontaneous and deliberate evaluations of objects, individuals, groups, and social issues. Dr. Gawronski's work has been recognized with the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), the Early Career Award from the International Social Cognition Network, the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Ontario, and the Charlotte and Karl Bhler Award from the German Psychological Society. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), SESP, SPSP, and the Midwestern Psychological Association, and is a member of several editorial boards. Galen V. Bodenhausen, PhD, is Lawyer Taylor Professor of Psychology and Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University. Dr. Bodenhausen studies a wide variety of issues related to social cognition, such as the origins, nature, and consequences of social attitudes, including both explicit and implicit (or automatic) attitudes; the role of identity concerns in judgment and behavior; the influence of prejudice and stereotypes on perception, judgment, memory, and behavior; how moods and other kinds of emotional states influence judgment and preference; and the nature and consequences of social and consumer values. He is a member of several editorial boards and is a Fellow of APS, the American Psychological Association, SPSP, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 9.25 x 6.25 in
Formato: Copertina rigida
Pagine Arabe: 433

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