28 specially commissioned chapters offer unparalleled coverage of the whole field of intraindividual processes
A carefully chosen team of authors from around the world ensure a truly international perspective
Fully referenced chapters include bibliographies for easy access to further study
This handbook is essential reading for upper–level students looking for succinct overviews and for researchers seeking an authoritative definition of the field which also indicates likely future trends.
Part I: Perspectives and Methods. .
1. Evolutionary Analyses in Social Psychology: Eugene Burnstein and Christine Branigan.
2. The Cultural Grounding of Social Psychological Theory: Joan G. Miller.
3. A Lifespan Developmental Perspective: Kevin Durkin.
4. Cognitive Indices of Social Information Processing: John N. Bassili.
5. The Psychophysiological Perspective on the Social Mind: Piotr Winkielman, Gary G. Berntson, and John T. Cacioppo.
Part II: Cognition. .
6. Mental Representations: Eliot R. Smith and Sarah Queller.
7. The Social Unconscious: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Kristi M. Lemm, and Siri J. Carpenter.
8. Language and Social Cognition: G³n R. Semin.
9. Conversational Processes in Reasoning and Explanation: Denis J. Hilton and Ben R. Slugoski.
10. The Heuristics and Biases Approach to Judgement Under Uncertainty: Dale Griffin, Richard Gonzalez, and Carol Varey.
11. How the Mind Moves: Knowledge Accessibility and the Fine–tuning of the Cognitive System: Leonard L. Martin, Fritz Strack, and Diederik A. Stapel.
12. Standards, Expectancies, and Social Comparison: Monica Biernat and Laura S. Billings.
13. Individual Differences in Information Processing: Peter Suedfeld and Philip E. Tetlock.
Part III: Social Motivation. .
14. Self–Regulation: Charles S. Carver.
15. Goal Setting and Goal Striving: Gabriele Oettingen and Peter M. Gollwitzer.
16. On the Motives Underlying Social Cognition: David Dunning.
17. The Nature of Emotion: W. Gerrod Parrott.
18. The Consequences of Mood on the Processing of Social Information: Herbert Bless.
19. Attitudes, Persuasion, and Behavior: Gerd Bohner and Norbert Schwarz.
20. The Construction of Attitudes: Norbert Schwarz and Gerd Bohner.
21. Values and Ideologies: Meg J. Rohan and Mark P. Zanna.
22. Self–Esteem: Abraham Tesser.
23. Self–Concept and Identity: Daphna Oyserman.
24. Identity Through Time: Constructing Personal Pasts and Futures: Michael Ross and Roger Buehler.
Part IV: Applications.
25. Psychology and Law: G³nter K÷hnken, Maria Fiedler, and Charlotte M÷hlenbeck.
26. Consumer Behavior: Sharon Shavitt and Michaela Wõnke.
27. Dealing with Adversity: Self–Regulation, Coping, Adaptation, and Health: Lisa G. Aspinwall.
28. The Psychological Determinants of Political Judgement: Victor C. Ottati.
Norbert Schwarz is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan and Senior Research Scientist at Michigan′s Institute for Social Research. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on human judgement, including Cognition and Communication: Judgmental Biases, Research Methods and the Logic of Conversation (1995).