Resolving Social Conflicts and Field Theory in Social Science

Pages: 422
Item #: 4318600
ISBN: 978-1-55798-415-9
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Copyright: 1997
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APA is proud to reissue these two classics by Kurt Lewin, Resolving Social Conflicts and Field Theory in Social Science, in one comprehensive volume.

In Resolving Social Conflicts, Lewin's writings reflect the applied psychologist—his practical interests in the nature and causes of social conflicts and his search for techniques in preventing and resolving them. In Field Theory in Social Science, his concerns are those of the social scientist and the conceptual and methodological tools for understanding the individual and society.

Table of Contents

Note From the Publisher

Resolving Social Conflicts: Selected Papers on Group Dynamics
Edited by Gertrud Weiss Lewin

Foreword to the 1948 Edition
—Gordon W. Allport

Preface to the 1948 Edition

I. Problems of Changing Culture

  1. Social–Psychological Differences Between the United States and Germany
  2. Cultural Reconstruction
  3. The Special Case of Germany
  4. Conduct, Knowledge, and Acceptance of New Values

II. Conflicts in Face-to-Face Groups

  1. Experiments in Social Space
  2. The Background of Conflict in Marriage
  3. Time Perspective and Morale
  4. The Solution of a Chronic Conflict in Industry

III. Inter-Group Conflicts and Group Belongingness

  1. Psycho-Sociological Problems of a Minority Group
  2. When Facing Danger
  3. Bringing Up the Jewish Child
  4. Self-Hatred Among Jews
  5. Action Research and Minority Problems

Suggested Readings

Field Theory in Social Science: Selected Theoretical Papers
Edited by Dorwin Cartwright

Foreword to the 1951 Edition

Preface to the 1951 Edition

  1. Formalization and Progress in Psychology
  2. Constructs in Field Theory
  3. Defining the "Field at a Given Time"
  4. Field Theory and Learning
  5. Regression, Retrogression, and Development
  6. Field Theory and Experiment in Social Psychology
  7. Problems of Research in Social Psychology
  8. Psychological Ecology
  9. Frontiers in Group Dynamics
  10. Behavior and Development as a Function of the Total Situation

Appendix. Analysis of the Concepts Whole, Differentiation, and Unity

Index to Resolving Social Conflicts

Index to Field Theory in Social Science

Reviews & Awards

When the intellectual history of the twentieth century is written, Kurt Lewin will surely be counted as one of those few men whose work changed fundamentally the course of social science in its most critical period of development. During his professional life…the social sciences grew from the stage of speculative system building…to a more mature development in which empirical data are sought for the significance they can have for systemic theories.

One reason for this breadth of influence is that much of his work concerned itself with determining the methodological and conceptual prerequisites for a mature science of human behavior.
—from the Foreword to Field Theory in Social Science by Dorwin Cartwright