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Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

Series Editor: Joseph P. Forgas

The aim of the Sydney Symposia of Social Psychology is to provide new, integrative insights into key areas of contemporary research. Held every year at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, each symposium deals with an important integrative theme in social psychology, and the invited participants are leading researchers in the field from around the world. Each contribution is extensively discussed during the symposium and is subsequently thoroughly revised into book chapters that are published in the volumes in this series.

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1-10 of 12 results in Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology
  1. The Social Outcast

    Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying

    Edited by Kipling D. Williams, Joseph P. Forgas, William Von Hippel

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    This book focuses on the ubiquitous and powerful effects of ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying. Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species. Most of our evolutionary success is no doubt due to our highly developed ability to cooperate and interact with each other. It is...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Psychology Press

  2. Social Psychology and Politics

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Klaus Fiedler, William D. Crano

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    Social psychology and politics are intricately related, and understanding how humans manage power and govern themselves is one of the key issues in psychology. This volume surveys the latest theoretical and empirical work on the social psychology of politics, featuring cutting-edge research from a...

    Published April 17th 2015 by Psychology Press

  3. Evolution and the Social Mind

    Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Martie G. Haselton, William von Hippel

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    This book seeks to combine the study of human social cognition - the way we think, decide, plan and analyze social situations - with an evolutionary framework that considers these activities in light of evolutionary adaptations for solving problems of survival faced by our ancestors over...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Motivation and Its Regulation

    The Control Within

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Eddie Harmon-Jones

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    It is motivation that drives all our daily endeavors, and it is motivation, or the lack of it, that accounts for most of our successes and failures. Motivation, however, needs to be carefully controlled and regulated to be effective. This book surveys the most recent psychological research on how...

    Published May 9th 2014 by Psychology Press

  5. Social Cognition and Communication

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Orsolya Vincze, János László

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    Language is the essence of interpersonal behavior and social relationships, and it is social cognitive processes that determine how we produce and understand language. However, there has been surprisingly little interest in the past linking social cognition and communication. This book presents the...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Psychology Press

  6. Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Klaus Fiedler, Constantine Sedikides

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    The connection between mental and social life remains one of the most intriguing topics in all of psychology. This book reviews some of the most recent advances in research exploring the links between how people think and behave in interpersonal situations. The chapters represent a variety of...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Psychology Press

  7. The Psychology of Social Conflict and Aggression

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Arie W. Kruglanski, Kipling D Williams

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    This book provides an up-to-date integration of some of the most recent developments in social psychological research on social conflict and aggression, one of the most perennial and puzzling topics in all of psychology. It offers an informative, scholarly yet readable overview of recent...

    Published March 21st 2011 by Psychology Press

  8. The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Joel Cooper, William D. Crano

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    Human beings have a unique ability to create elaborate predispositions and evaluations based on their social experiences. The concept of attitudes is central to understanding how experience gives rise to these predispositions, and psychologists have spent the best part of the past 100 years trying...

    Published May 19th 2010 by Psychology Press

  9. Psychology of Self-Regulation

    Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Roy F. Baumeister, Dianne M. Tice

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    The ability to regulate and control our behaviors is a key accomplishment of the human species, yet the psychological mechanisms involved in self-regulation remain incompletely understood. This book presents contributions from leading international researchers who survey the most recent...

    Published May 26th 2009 by Psychology Press

  10. Social Relationships

    Cognitive, Affective and Motivational Processes

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Julie Fitness

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species - our personal relationships are of immense interest to us and are a key factor in achieving happiness and well being. From the moment of birth, humans crave love and intimacy and we devote much energy to creating and maintaining successful...

    Published May 28th 2008 by Psychology Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Social Psychology and Morality
    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Paul A.M. Van Lange, Lee Jussim
    To Be Published April 1st 2016

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