This volume celebrates Robert B. Zajonc's many contributions and unique approach to experimental science. The editors have skillfully organized the book around themes of central importance both to Zajonc's line of research and to psychology in general. Chapter authors explore the interface between feeling and thinking, the degree to which social psychological phenomena (e.g., attitude formation and social facilitation) are mediated by deliberate and strategic conscious thought, and the development and nature of personal agency under difficult conditions.
Contributors include leading scholars whose careers have been significantly shaped by Zajonc's theories and research. In the ten chapters, these leading figures in contemporary psychology have focused on their current innovative research to create a forward looking and cutting-edge report of the state of the field.