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Social Psychology

A guide to assist students with assignments for Social Psychology PS 376.

Background Information

Volume 5 of the Handbook of Psychology is devoted to personality and social psychology.Below is the table of contents for this resource.

Part One -- Contexts -- 1. Evolution: a generative source for conceptualizing the attributes of personality / Theodore Millon -- 2. Cultural perspectives on personality and social psychology / Joan G. Miller and Lynne Schaberg -- Part Two -- Personality -- 3. Genetic basis of personality structure / W. John Livesley, Kerry L. Jang, and Philip A. Vernon. -- 4. Biological bases of personality / Marvin Zuckerman -- 5. Psychodynamic models of personality / Robert F. Bornstein -- 6. A psychological behaviorism theory of personality / Arthur W. Staats -- 7. Cognitive-experiential self-theory of personality / Seymour Epstein -- 8. Self-regulatory perspectives on personality / Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier -- 9. Interpersonal theory of personality / Aaron L. Pincus and Emily B. Ansell -- 10. Structures of personality traits / Willem K.B. Hofstee -- Part Three -- Social psychology -- 11. Social cognition / Galen V. Bodenhausen, C. Neil Macrae, and Kurt Hugenberg -- 12. Emotion, affect, and mood in social judgments / José-Miguel Fernández-Dols and James A. Russell -- 13. Attitudes in social behavior / James M. Olson and Gregory R. Maio -- 14. The social self / Roy F. Baumeister and Jean M. Twenge -- 15. Persuasion and attitude change / Richard E. Petty, S. Christian Wheeler, and Zakary L. Tormala -- 16. Social influence and group dynamics / Andrzej Nowak, Robin R. Vallacher, and Mandy E. Miller -- 17. Environmental psychology / Gabriel Moser and David Uzzell -- 18. Close relationships / Margaret S. Clark and Nancy K. Grote -- 19. Altruism and prosocial behavior / C. Daniel Batson and Adam A. Powell -- 20. Social conflict, harmony, and integration / John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Victoria M. Esses, and Marilynn B. Brewer -- 21. Prejudice, racism, and discrimination / Kenneth L. Dion -- 22. Justice, equity, and fairness in human relations / Leo Montada -- 23. Aggression, violence, evil, and peace / Joseph de Rivera -- 24. Personality in political psychology / Aubrey Immelman.