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Cooperation. The Political Psychology of Effective Human Interaction. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226171
  • Book
  • November 2007
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Research from across the social sciences is converging on cooperation as a key factor in human functioning. Written by esteemed political scientists and psychologists, this volume brings together political scientists and psychologists to identify and analyze recent social-scientific research on cooperation and present an overview of current knowledge about its causes and consequences at the individual and group level.
  • Illuminates the importance of cooperation in promoting healthy, well-functioning individuals and groups
  • Addresses the question of how cooperation research can be applied to solve real-world problems
  • Explores sources of cooperative behaviors and the consequences of cooperative experiences
  • Provides a synthesis for experts, an overview for novices, and a survey of current research for policy-makers
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Notes on Contributors.


1. The Centrality of Cooperation in the Functioning of Individuals and Groups: Brandon A. Sullivan (University of Minnesota), Mark Snyder (University of Minnesota), and John L. Sullivan (University of Minnesota).

Part I: What Is it About People That Leads Them to Cooperate?:.

2. Logical and Paradoxical Effects: Understanding Cooperation in Terms of Prosocial and Proself Orientations: Paul A. M. Van Lange (Free University, Amsterdam).

3. Evolutionary Psychology and a More Satisfactory Model of Human Agency: James Hanley (Adrian College, Michigan), Jason Hartwig (University of Oregon), John Orbell (University of Oregon), and Tomonori Morikawa (Waseda University, Tokyo).

Part II: What Are the Developmental Precursors of Cooperation and Conflict?:.

4. Empathy-Related and Prosocial Responding: Conceptions and Correlates During Development: Nancy Eisenberg (Arizona State University) and Natalie D. Eggum (Arizona State University).

5. Emotion, Affect Displacement, Conflict, and Cooperation: Michael A. Milburn (University of Massachusetts at Boston) and Jonathan Liss (University of Massachusetts at Boston).

6. Altruism and Cooperation: Kristen Renwick Monroe (University of California at Irvine) and Alexis Etow (Princeton University).

Part III: How and Why Do People Cooperate Within Their Group?:.

7. The Psychology of Cooperation: Tom R. Tyler (New York University).

8. Voice, Validation, and Legitimacy: John R. Hibbing (University of Nebraska at Lincoln) and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse (University of Nebraska at Lincoln).

Part IV: What Conditions Promote or Impede Cooperation Between Diverse Groups?:.

9. Cooperation, Common Identity, and Intergroup Contact: John F. Dovidio (University of Connecticut), Samuel L. Gaertner (University of Delaware), and Victoria M. Esses (University of Western Ontario).

10. The Segregation Paradox: Neighborhoods and Interracial Contact in Multiethnic America: J. Eric Oliver (University of Chicago) and Shang E. Ha (Yale University).

Part V: What Are the Causes and Consequences of Cooperation and Conflict in the Workplace?:.

11. The Paradox of Conflict in Groups: Conflict With Trust Is the Basis for Deep-Level Cooperation in Work Groups: Sarah Ronson (London Business School) and Randall S. Peterson (London Business School).

12. Generative Leadership in Business Organizations: Enhancing Employee Cooperation and Well-Being Through High-Quality Relationships: Amy E. Colbert (University of Notre Dame), Joyce E. Bono (University of Minnesota), and Radostina K. Purvanova (University of Minnesota).

13. Spillovers From Cooperative and Democratic Workplaces: Have the Benefits Been Oversold?: Edward S. Greenberg (University of Colorado at Boulder).

Part VI: How Does Cooperation Promote the Health of Individuals and Communities?:.

14. Long-Term Benefits of Habitual Helping: Doing Well by Doing Good: Jane Allyn -Piliavin (University of Wisconsin).

15. Cooperation With and Without Trust: Evidence From Local Settings: Wendy M. Rahn (University of Minnesota).

Part VII: What Is the Role of Cooperation in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution?:.

16. Cooperation in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: Kathleen M. O’Connor (Cornell University).

17. Structural and Contextual Conditions and Negotiation Outcomes in Violent Armed Conflicts: Patrick M. Regan (Binghamton University).

Part VIII: How Does Cooperation Promote the Well-Being and Happiness of Individuals and Nations?:.

18. The Politics of Human Happiness: Benjamin Radcliff (University of Notre Dame).

19. The Well-Being of Nations: Linking Together Trust, Cooperation, and Democracy: William Tov (University of Illinois) and Ed Diener (University of Illinois).

20: The Political Psychology of Cooperation: Synthesis and Prospects: Brandon A. Sullivan (University of Minnesota), Mark Snyder (University of Minnesota), John L. Sullivan (University of Minnesota), and Christopher Chapp (University of Minnesota).






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Brandon A. Sullivan University of Minnesota.

Mark Snyder University of Minnesota.

John L. Sullivan University of Minnesota.
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