APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology

Pages: 2974
Item #: 4311513
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1699-4
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Publication Date: July 2014
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4-Volume Set
• Volume 1: Attitudes and Social Cognition
• Volume 2: Group Processes
• Volume 3: Interpersonal Relations
• Volume 4: Personality Processes and Individual Differences

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This four-volume handbook summarizes the current state of knowledge on major topics within the fields of personality and social psychology. Coverage is contemporary, is provocative, and sets an agenda for future work in the area.

Volume 1 focuses on attitudes and social cognition, describing the two main directions in which this domain has moved over the past quarter century. First, there is increasing focus on the phenomenology of daily life, with emphasis on the contents and drivers of mundane daily life. These include emotional experience, religious beliefs, feelings of control and agency, the function of conscious thought, and how all of these underpin our sense of self and important social behaviors. The second trend has been toward a deeper understanding of basic human nature, with increasing focus on unconscious or implicit cognitive processes that influence virtually all facets of daily life (e.g., how power transforms how we think about others and what qualities we associate with leadership).

Volumes 2 and 3 provide a broad framework to guide theorizing and research with respect to group processes and interpersonal relations in social psychology. Topics of discussion include theory and research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; intergroup and intragroup processes; and the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of relationships. Together, the chapters reflect a wide range of theoretical perspectives at different levels of analysis, including perspectives from disciplines outside of psychology (e.g., biology, neuroscience, health sciences, sociology).

Volume 4 contains sections on personality processes and individual differences as well as sections on more holistic approaches, such as The Person in Context and The Person as a Whole.

Authors provide not only the foundational material on their topic but also discuss the big issues or bones of contention and what they see as the ways forward to resolve these issues.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Attitudes and Social Cognition

Eugene Borgida, PhD and John A. Bargh, PhD, Associate Editors

Editorial Board

About the Editors-in-Chief


Series Preface

Handbook Introduction

Volume 1 Introduction

I. Human Nature

  1. Evolutionary Social Cognition
    Steven L. Neuberg and Mark Schaller
  2. Primate Social Cognition: What We Have Learned From Nonhuman Primates and Other Animals
    Lucy A. Bates and Richard W. Byrne
  3. Psychological and Sociomoral Reasoning in Infancy
    Renée Baillargeon, Rose M. Scott, Zijing He, Stephanie Sloane, Peipei Setoh, Kyong-sun Jin, Di Wu, and Lin Bian
  4. Embodiment of Cognition and Emotion
    Piotr Winkielman, Paula Niedenthal, Joseph Wielgosz, Jiska Eelen, and Liam C. Kavanagh


II. Consciousness and Unconsciousness

  1. Minding the Mind: The Value of Distinguishing Among Unconscious, Conscious, and Metaconscious Processes
    Jonathan W. Schooler, Michael D. Mrazek, Benjamin Baird, and Piotr Winkielman
  2. Metacognition
    Norbert Schwarz
  3. Conscious Thoughts and the Causation of Behavior
    Roy F. Baumeister, E. J. Masicampo, and Kathleen D. Vohs
  4. Faces and First Impressions
    Leslie A. Zebrowitz and Joann M. Montepare


III. The Phenomenology of Daily Life

  1. Experimental Existential Psychology: Living in the Shadow of the Facts of Life
    Tom Pyszczynski, Daniel Sullivan, and Jeff Greenberg
  2. Psychological Importance of Beliefs in Control and Order: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in Social and Personality Psychology
    Aaron C. Kay, Daniel Sullivan, and Mark J. Landau
  3. Social Cognition and Health
    Shelley E. Taylor
  4. Coengagement, Coconstruction, Coevocation: Three Principles to Bridge Relationships and Social Cognition
    Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Özlem Ayduk


IV. Self and Other

  1. Self and Other
    Sarah Molouki and Emily Pronin
  2. Cultural Psychology
    Dov Cohen
  3. Stereotyping: Processes and Content
    Susan T. Fiske and Courtney Bearns Tablante
  4. Processes of Social Influence Through Attitude Change
    Richard E. Petty and Pablo Briñol
  5. Social Cognition of Power
    Ana Guinote
  6. Leadership
    Alice H. Eagly and John Antonakis
  7. New Frontiers in Diversity Research: Conceptions of Diversity and Their Theoretical and Practical Implications
    Victoria C. Plaut, Sapna Cheryan, and Flannery G. Stevens


V. Affect and Emotion

  1. Emotion–Cognition Interactions
    Dacher Keltner and E. J. Horberg
  2. Implicit Attitudes
    Irene V. Blair, Nilanjana Dasgupta, and Jack Glaser
  3. Social Cognitive Neuroscience: A Review of Core Systems
    Bruce P. Doré, Noam Zerubavel, and Kevin N. Ochsner
  4. Political Cognition and Its Normative Implications for the "Democratic Experiment": Theory, Evidence, and Controversy
    Howard Lavine, John T. Jost, and Milton Lodge
  5. Social Cognition in Law
    Eugene Borgida and Erik J. Girvan


VI. Motivation

  1. Motivated Cognition in Self and Social Thought
    David Dunning
  2. Self-Regulation and Its Failure: The Seven Deadly Threats to Self-Regulation
    Dylan D. Wagner and Todd F. Heatherton
  3. Goal Pursuit Functions: Working Together
    E. Tory Higgins and Abigail A. Scholer
  4. The Duality of Everyday Life: Dual-Process and Dual-System Models in Social Psychology
    Fritz Strack and Roland Deutsch


Volume 2: Group Processes

John F. Dovidio, PhD and Jeffry A. Simpson, PhD, Associate Editors

Editorial Board


Volume 2 Introduction

I. Intragroup Processes

  1. Social Influence in Groups
    John M. Levine and R. Scott Tindale
  2. Creativity in Groups
    Bernard A. Nijstad
  3. Leadership: Theory and Practice
    S. Alexander Haslam, Stephen D. Reicher, and Michael J. Platow
  4. Social Justice
    Tom R. Tyler
  5. Groups and Morality
    Colin Wayne Leach, Rezarta Bilali, and Stefano Pagliaro
  6. Conflict and Negotiation Within and Between Groups
    Carsten K. W. de Dreu, Hillie Aaldering, and Özŭm Saygi
  7. Social Development and Intergroup Relations
    Melanie Killen, Aline Hitti, and Kelly Lynn Mulvey
  8. Social Identity and Intergroup Relations
    Dominic Abrams
  9. Convergence and Divergence in Perceptions of Persons and Groups
    David L. Hamilton, Steven J. Sherman, Nate Way, and Elise J. Percy
  10. Intergroup Emotions
    Diane M. Mackie and Eliot R. Smith
  11. Dehumanization and Intergroup Relations
    Nick Haslam


II. Intergroup Processes

  1. "The World Isn't Fair": A System Justification Perspective on Social Stratification and Inequality
    John T. Jost, Danielle Gaucher, and Chadly Stern
  2. The Hidden Dynamics of Discrimination: How Ideologies Organize Power and Influence Intergroup Relations
    Rob Foels and Felicia Pratto
  3. Helping Relations and Inequality Between Individuals and Groups
    Arie Nadler and Samer Halabi
  4. Interacting Across Racial Lines
    J. Nicole Shelton and Jennifer A. Richeson
  5. Psychological Perspectives on Immigration and Acculturation
    Victoria M. Esses, Stelian Medianu, Leah Hamilton, and Natalia Lapshina
  6. Stereotype Threat in Intergroup Relations
    Toni Schmader, William Hall, and Alyssa Croft
  7. Experiencing and Coping With Social Stigma
    Manuela Barreto
  8. Psychological Processes in Social Action
    Martijn van Zomeren
  9. Contact Between Groups
    Linda R. Tropp and Elizabeth Page-Gould


Volume 3: Interpersonal Relations

Jeffry A. Simpson, PhD and John F. Dovidio, PhD, Associate Editors

Editorial Board


Volume 3 Introduction

I. Major Theoretical Approaches

  1. Evolution and Close Relationships
    Vladas Griskevicius, Martie G. Haselton, and Joshua M. Ackerman
  2. Attachment Processes in Adult Romantic Relationships
    Paula R. Pietromonaco and Lindsey A. Beck
  3. Interdependence Theory
    Paul A. M. Van Lange and Daniel Balliet
  4. Relationships and the Self: Egosystem and Ecosystem
    Jennifer Crocker and Amy Canevello


II. Biological Approaches and Health

  1. Relationship Neuroscience
    Lane Beckes and James A. Coan
  2. Relationships and Health
    Timothy J. Loving and David A. Sbarra


III. Attraction and Relationship Development

  1. Interpersonal Attraction: In Search of a Theoretical Rosetta Stone
    Eli J. Finkel and Paul W. Eastwick
  2. Relationship Initiation and Development
    Susan Sprecher, Diane Felmlee, Sandra Metts, and William Cupach
  3. Ideal Mate Standards and Romantic Relationships
    Lorne Campbell, Jennifer C. Pink, and Sarah C. E. Stanton


IV. Motivation, Emotion, and Intersubjectivity

  1. Goal Pursuit in Relationships
    Gráinne M. Fitzsimons and Michelle R. vanDellen
  2. Emotions in Relationships
    Julie Fitness
  3. The Matter of Other Minds: Empathic Accuracy and the Factors That Influence It
    Sara D. Hodges, Karyn L. Lewis, and William Ickes


V. Support, Communication, and Power

  1. Social Support
    Marci E. J. Gleason and Masumi Iida
  2. Communication in Personal Relationships
    Anita L. Vangelisti
  3. Power and Social Influence in Relationships
    Jeffry A. Simpson, Allison K. Farrell, M. Minda Oriña, and Alexander J. Rothman
  4. Power: Past Findings, Present Considerations, and Future Directions
    Adam D. Galinsky, Derek D. Rucker, and Joe C. Magee


VI. Friendship, Love, and Sexuality

  1. Friendship
    Daniel Perlman, Nan L. Stevens, and Rodrigo J. Carcedo
  2. Love: Conceptualization and Experience
    Beverley Fehr
  3. Sexuality and Same-Sex Sexuality in Relationships
    Lisa M. Diamond


VII. Maintenance, Strife, and Dissolution

  1. Why Marriages Change Over Time
    Benjamin R. Karney
  2. Relationship Maintenance and Dissolution
    Christopher R. Agnew and Laura E. VanderDrift
  3. Established and Emerging Perspectives on Violence in Intimate Relationships
    Kim Bartholomew, Rebecca J. Cobb, and Donald G. Dutton


Volume 4: Personality Processes and Individual Differences

M. Lynne Cooper, PhD and Randy J. Larsen, PhD, Associate Editors

Editorial Board


Volume 4 Introduction

I. Origins and Development of Personality

  1. Evolutionary Personality Psychology
    David M. Buss and Lars Penke
  2. Genetics of Personality
    Susan C. South, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Nicholas R. Eaton, and Robert F. Krueger
  3. Neurobiological Substrates of Personality: A Critical Overview
    Tal Yarkoni
  4. The Development of Temperament and Personality Traits in Childhood and Adolescence
    Rebecca L. Shiner
  5. Personality Development Across the Life Span: Current Findings and Future Directions
    M. Brent Donnellan, Patrick L. Hill, and Brent W. Roberts


II. Personality Processes

  1. Personality Processes and Processes as Personality: A Cognitive Perspective
    Michael D. Robinson and Benjamin M. Wilkowski
  2. Personality, Affect, and Affect Regulation
    Adam A. Augustine and Randy J. Larsen
  3. Agency and Its Discontents: A Two-Process Perspective on Basic Psychological Needs and Motives
    Kennon M. Sheldon and Julia Schüler
  4. The Interplay of Personality and Self-Regulation
    Rick H. Hoyle and Patrick Gallagher
  5. Terror Management Motivation at the Core of Personality
    Mark J. Landau and Daniel Sullivan


III. Individual Differences

  1. On the Properties of Personality Traits
    Sampo V. Paunonen and Ryan Y. Hong
  2. Self- and Other-Knowledge of Personality
    Simine Vazire and Brittany C. Solomon
  3. What Makes a Good Structural Model of Personality? Evaluating the Big Five and Alternatives
    Gerard Saucier and Sanjay Srivastava
  4. Behavioral Approach, Behavioral Avoidance, and Behavioral Inhibition
    Charles S. Carver
  5. Psychological Underpinnings to Impulsive Behavior
    Gregory T. Smith and Leila Guller
  6. Interpersonal Traits
    Lauri A. Jensen-Campbell, Priya A. Iyer-Eimerbrink, and Jennifer M. Knack
  7. Openness/Intellect: A Dimension of Personality Reflecting Cognitive Exploration
    Colin G. DeYoung


IV. The Person as a Whole

  1. Person-Centered Approaches to Personality
    Jens B. Asendorpf
  2. Personality and the Life Story
    Dan P. McAdams and Erika Manczak
  3. Self-Processes in the Construction and Maintenance of Personality
    Mark R. Leary and Kaitlin Toner


V. The Person in Context

  1. The Interplay of Persons and Situations: Retrospect and Prospect
    D. S. Moskowitz and Marc A. Fournier
  2. The Person as a Cognitive-Affective Processing System: Quantitative Idiography as an Integral Component of Cumulative Science
    Yuichi Shoda, Nicole L. Wilson, Donna D. Whitsett, Jenna Lee-Dussud, and Vivian Zayas
  3. Gender and Personality
    Vicki S. Helgeson
  4. Birth Cohort Differences in Personality
    Jean M. Twenge, Brittany Gentile, and W. Keith Campbell
  5. The Interplay Between Culture and Personality
    Virginia S. Y. Kwan and Sarah D. Herrmann


VI. Personality and Adaptation

  1. Personality and Subjective Well-Being: Current Issues and Controversies
    Richard E. Lucas and Ed Diener
  2. Personality Disorders and Personality
    Timothy J. Trull and Thomas A. Widiger
  3. Personality and Career Success
    Robert Hogan and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
  4. Personality and Physical Health
    Timothy W. Smith, Paula G. Williams, and Suzanne C. Segerstrom


VII. The Future of Personality

  1. Six Visions for the Future of Personality Psychology
    Verónica Benet-Martinez, M. Brent Donnellan, William Fleeson, R. Chris Fraley, Samuel D. Gosling, Laura A. King, Richard W. Robins, and David C. Funder


Editor Bios

Mario Mikulincer, PhD, is professor of psychology and dean of the School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel. He has coauthored and coedited numerous books and more than 320 scholarly journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Mikulincer's main research interests are attachment theory, terror management theory, personality processes in interpersonal relationships, coping with stress and trauma, grief-related processes, and prosocial motives and behavior.

He is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Inquiry, and Personality and Social Psychology Review and has served as associate editor of two journals, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personal Relationships. Currently, he acts as chief editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

He is a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Sciences. He received the EMET Prize in Social Science for his contributions to psychology and the Berscheid–Hatfield Award for Distinguished Midcareer Achievement from the International Association for Relationship Research.

Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, is a social and personality psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. Before moving there, he served on the faculties of Columbia University, New York University, University of Denver, and State University of New York at Buffalo.

He has coauthored and coedited numerous books and has published more than 300 scholarly journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Shaver's research focuses on attachment, human motivation and emotion, close relationships, personality development, and the effects of meditation on behavior and the brain.

He is a member of the editorial boards of Attachment and Human Development, Personal Relationships, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Emotion and has served on grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

He has been executive officer of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and is a fellow of both APA and the Association for Psychological Science.

Dr. Shaver received a Distinguished Career Award from the International Association for Relationship Research and has served as president of that organization.

Reviews & Awards

The authors and editors of the APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology have offered considerable evidence that supports a bullish assessment of the prospects for current and future progress in the development of concepts and methodology in both fields.