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  1. The Experience of Thinking

    How feelings from mental processes influence cognition and behaviour

    Edited by Christian Unkelbach, Rainer Greifeneder

    When retrieving a quote from memory, evaluating a testimony’s truthfulness, or deciding which products to buy, people experience immediate feelings of ease or difficulty, of fluency or disfluency. Such "experiences of thinking" occur with every cognitive process, including perceiving, processing,...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. The Science of Social Influence

    Advances and Future Progress

    Edited by Anthony R. Pratkanis

    Series: Frontiers of Social Psychology

    The contributions to this volume capture the thrill of current work on social influence, as well as providing a tutorial on the scientific and technical aspects of this research. The volume teaches the student to: Learn how to conduct lab, field and case research on social influence through...

    Published June 9th 2014 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. Rationality and Social Responsibility

    Essays in Honor of Robyn Mason Dawes

    Edited by Joachim I. Krueger

    Series: Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science: An APS-Psychology Press Series

    This volume brings together a diverse group of authors who have been associated with Robyn Dawes over the years. The breadth of topics covered reflects Dawes’s wide-ranging impact on psychological theory and empirical practice. The two themes of rationality and social responsibility are well...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Psychology Press

  5. Affect in Social Thinking and Behavior

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas

    Series: Frontiers of Social Psychology

    The role of affect in how people think and behave in social situations has been a source of fascination to laymen and philosophers since time immemorial. Surprisingly, most of what we know about the role of feelings in social thinking and behavior has been discovered only during the last two...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Psychology Press

  6. The Good Life

    Wellbeing and the new science of altruism, selfishness and immorality

    By Graham Music

    Are we born selfish or primed to help others? Does stress make people more antisocial? Can we ever be genuinely altruistic? This book explores some of the dilemmas at the heart of being human. Integrating cutting edge studies with in-depth clinical experience, Graham Music synthesizes a wealth of...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking

    Edited by David R. Mandel, Denis J. Hilton, Patrizia Catellani

    Series: Routledge Research International Series in Social Psychology

    This book provides a critical overview of significant developments in research and theory on counterfactual thinking that have emerged in recent years and spotlights exciting new directions for future research in this area. Key issues considered include the relations between counterfactual and...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Interaction, Communication and Development

    Psychological development as a social process

    By Charis Psaltis, Anna Zapiti

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    For decades there has been considerable interest in the ways that interactions between children can provide a beneficial context for the study of cognitive and social development. In this book Psaltis and Zapiti use both theoretical and empirical research to build on the perspectives of Piaget,...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rhetoric, Ideology and Social Psychology

    Essays in honour of Michael Billig

    Edited by Charles Antaki, Susan Condor

    Series: Explorations in Social Psychology

    Professor Michael Billig is one of the most significant living figures in social psychology. His work spans thirty-five years, and has at times challenged conventional social scientific thinking on a range of key topics. Billig has influenced a wide range of fields including intergroup conflict,...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Social Identities

    Motivational, Emotional, Cultural Influences

    Edited by Rupert Brown, Dora Capozza

    The concept of social identity occupies a central position in contemporary social psychology. Social Identities: Motivational, Emotional, Cultural Influences reports recent developments in the analysis of motivational and affective aspects of social identity processes. The book also examines the...

    Published January 17th 2014 by Psychology Press