Skip to Content

Book Series

Essays in Social Psychology

Series Editor: Miles Hewstone, Monica Biernat

Essays in Social Psychology is designed to meet the need for rapid publication of brief volumes in social psychology.

Primary topics will include social cognition, interpersonal relationships, group processes, and intergroup relations, as well as applied issues.

Furthermore, the series seeks to define social psychology in its broadest sense, encompassing all topics either informed by, or informing, the study of individual behavior and thought in social situations.

Each volume in the series will make a conceptual contribution to the topic by reviewing and synthesizing the existing research literature, by advancing theory in the area, or by some combination of these missions.

The principal aim is that authors will provide an overview of their own highly successful research program in an area.

It is also expected that volumes will, to some extent, include an assessment of current knowledge and identification of possible future trends in research.

Each book will be a self-contained unit supplying the advanced reader with a well-structured review of the work described and evaluated.

New and Published Books

1-9 of 9 results in Essays in Social Psychology
  • Page:
  • 1
  1. Standards and Expectancies

    Contrast and Assimilation in Judgments of Self and Others

    By Monica Biernat

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    This book examines how standards and expectancies affect judgments of others and the self. Standards are points of comparison, expectancies are beliefs about the future, and both serve as frames of reference against which current events and people (including the self) are experienced. The central...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Reducing Intergroup Bias

    The Common Ingroup Identity Model

    By Samuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    Considers situations and interventions that can foster more inclusive representation and ways, both theoretically and practically, and that a common ingroup identity can facilitate more harmonious intergroup relations....

    Published July 17th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. The Psychology of Closed Mindedness

    By Arie W. Kruglanski

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    The fundamental phenomenon of human closed-mindedness is treated in this volume. Prior psychological treatments of closed-mindedness have typically approached it from a psychodynamic perspective and have viewed it in terms of individual pathology. By contrast, the present approach stresses the...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Self-Insight

    Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself

    By David Dunning

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    People base thousands of choices across a lifetime on the views they hold of their skill and moral character, yet a growing body of research in psychology shows that such self-views are often misguided or misinformed. Anyone who has dealt with others in the classroom, in the workplace, in the...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Psychology Press

  5. When Groups Meet

    The Dynamics of Intergroup Contact

    By Thomas F. Pettigrew, Linda R. Tropp

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    Research and theory on intergroup contact have become one of the fastest advancing and most exciting fields in social psychology in recent years. The work is exciting because it combines basic social psychological concerns -- human interaction, situational influences on behavior -- with an...

    Published March 25th 2011 by Psychology Press

  6. Cooperation in Groups

    Procedural Justice, Social Identity, and Behavioral Engagement

    By Tom Tyler, Steven Blader

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    This important new book explores the psychological motives that shape the extent and nature of people's cooperative behavior in the groups, organizations and societies to which they belong. Individuals may choose to expend a great deal of effort on promoting the goals and functioning of the group,...

    Published August 24th 2000 by Psychology Press

  7. Self-theories

    Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development

    By Carol S. Dweck

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    This innovative text sheds light on how people work -- why they sometimes function well and, at other times, behave in ways that are self-defeating or destructive. The author presents her groundbreaking research on adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns and shows:* How...

    Published January 1st 2000 by Psychology Press

  8. The Uncertain Mind

    Individual Differences in Facing the Unknown

    By Richard M. Sorrentino, Christopher J.R. Roney

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    This book discusses individual differences in how people react to uncertainty. The authors show that while some people are relatively comfortable dealing with uncertainty and strive to resolve it (uncertainty-oriented), others are more likely to avoid uncertainty, preferring the familiar or the...

    Published January 1st 2000 by Psychology Press

  9. Complex Interpersonal Conflict Behaviour

    Theoretical Frontiers

    By Evert Van der Vliert

    Series: Essays in Social Psychology

    This book is about reactions to interpersonal conflict such as avoiding, negotiating, and fighting. It breaks away from the prevailing assumption that conflict behaviours are mutually isolated reactions having mutually isolated effects. Instead, reactions are viewed as components of complex...

    Published September 26th 1997 by Psychology Press

  • Page:
  • 1

Forthcoming Books

  1. Cooperation in Groups: Procedural Justice, Social Identity, and Behavioral Engagement
    By Tom Tyler, Steven Blader
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  2. Nostalgia: A Psychological Resource
    By Clay Routledge
    To Be Published October 14th 2015

Search for Book Series