- Collects readings from the four-volume set of Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology and includes introductions by two world-renowned researchers.
- Provides a sampling of exciting research and theory that is both comprehensive and current and cross-cuts the levels of analysis from intrapersonal to intergroup.
- Organized around two broad themes, ‘self and identity’ and ‘group identities’ and designed for course use.
Part I: Self and Identity:.
1. Self-Concept and Identity: Daphna Oyserman (University of Michigan).
2. Identity Through Time: Constructing Personal Pasts and Futures: Michael Ross (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Roger Buehler (Wilfred Laurier University, Canada).
3. An Evolutionary-Psychological Approach to Self-esteem: Multiple Domains and Multiple Functions: Lee A. Kirkpatrick (College of William and Mary) and Bruce J. Ellis (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).
4. Is Loving the Self Necessary for Loving Another? An Examination of Identity and Intimacy: W. Keith Campbell (University of North Carolina) and Roy F. Baumeister (Case Western Reserve University).
5. Self-expansion Model of Motivation and Cognition in Close Relationships and Beyond: Arthur Aron, Elaine N. Aron, and Christina Norman (all SUNY Stony Brook).
6. Psychological Consequences of Devalued Identities: Jennifer Crocker and Diane M. Quinn (both University of Michigan)..
Part II: Group Identities:.
7. Collective Identity: Group Membership and Self-Conception: Dominic Abrams (University of Kent at Canterbury) and Michael A. Hogg (University of Queensland).
8. It Takes Two to Tango: Relating Group Identity to Individual Identity within the Framework of Group Development: by Stephen Worchel and Dawna Coutant (both University of Southern Maine).
9. Social Categorization, Depersonalization, and Group Behavior: Michael A. Hogg (University of Queensland).
10. The Psychology of Crowd Dynamics: by Stephen Reicher (University of Exeter).
11. The Social Identity Perspective in Intergroup Relations: Theories, Themes, and Controversies: by John C. Turner and Katherine J. Reynolds (both Australian National University).
12. The Social Psychology of Minority-Majority Relations: Bernd Simon (Christian Albrechts University, Germany), Birgit Aufderheide (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany), and Claudia Kampmeier (University of Kiel, Germany).
13. Toward Reduction of Prejudice: Intergroup Contact and Social Categorization: by Marilynn B. Brewer (Ohio State University) and Samuel L. Gaertner (University of Delaware).