Emotion and Motivation
January 2004, ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
- Collects readings from the four-volume set of Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology that focus on the study of motivation and emotion from a social psychological approach.
- Provides a representative sampling of exciting research and theory on social cognition that is both comprehensive and current and cross-cuts the levels of analysis from intrapersonal to intergroup.
- Organized around two broad themes; affect and emotions; and social motivation.
- Includes introductions by two world-renowned researchers.
Part I: Affect and Emotions:.
1. The Nature of Emotion: W. Gerrod Parrott (Georgetown University).
2. Understanding People’s Perceptions of Relationships is Crucial to Understanding their Emotional Lives: Margaret S. Clark (Carnegie Mellon University), Julie Fitness (Macquarie University, Australia), and Ian Brissette (Rutgers University).
3. Emotional Experience in Close Relationships: Ellen Berscheid and Hilary Ammazzalorso (both University of Minnesota).
4. Poker Face, Smiley Face, and Rant ‘n’ Rave: Myths and Realities about Emotion in Negotiation: Leigh Thompson, Victoria Husted Medvec, Vanessa Seiden, and Shirli Kopelman (all Northwestern University).
5. Mood and Emotion in Groups: Janice R. Kelly (Purdue University).
6. Affect as a Cause of Intergroup Bias: David Wilder and Andrew F. Simon (both Rutgers University)..
Part II: Social Motivation:.
7. On the Motives Underlying Social Cognition: David Dunning (Cornell University).
8. Goal Setting and Goal Striving: Gabriele Oettingen (New York University) and Peter M. Gollwitzer (University of Konstanz, Germany).
9. Self-Esteem: Abraham Tesser (University of Georgia).
10. The Self We Know and the Self We Show: Self-esteem, Self-presentation, and the Maintenance of Interpersonal Relationships: Mark R. Leary (Wake Forest University).
11. Motivational Aspects of Empathic Accuracy: William Ickes (University of Texas, Arlington) and Jeffry A. Simpson (Texas A&M University).
12. Helping and Altruism: John F. Dovidio (Colgate University) and Louis A. Penner (University of South Florida).
13. Social Comparison Motives in Ongoing Groups: John Darley (Princeton University).
14. Aversive Discrimination: Amélie Mummendey and Sabine Otten (both Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)..
Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at Oxford University. His current research interests include the reduction of intergroup conflict, intergroup contact, and the social influence of majorities and minorities. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Introduction to Social Psychology (edited with Wolfgang Stroebe and Geoffrey M. Stephenson, Third Edition 2001). He is founding co-editor of the European Review of Social Psychology.
- Collects readings from the four-volume set of Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology and includes introductions by two world-renowned researchers.
- Provides a sampling of exciting research and theory on emotion and motivation that is both comprehensive and current and cross-cuts the levels of analysis from intrapersonal to intergroup.
- Organized around two broad themes that span the breadth of the field: affect and emotion; and social motivation.
"The subject matter considered in these books is well balanced and varied giving the reader a wide ranging view of the discipline. Each volume stands well on it’s own but the four together make a complete overview of the subject. These volumes will enhance everyone's understanding of the subject from student to academic. I thoroughly recommend them" Social Psychological Review, October 2005