Jan 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Cognitive Representations of the Social World:.
1. Mental Representations: Eliot R. Smith and Sarah Queller (both Purdue University).
2. The Social Unconscious: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Kristi M. Lemm, and Siri J. Carpenter (all Yale University).
3. How the Mind Moves: Knowledge Accessibility and the Fine-tuning of the Cognitive System: Leonard L. Martin (University of Georgia), Fritz Strack (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), and Diederik A. Stapel (University of Groningen, The Netherlands).
4. Cognitive Representations of Attachment: The Content and Function of Working Models: Nancy L. Collins and Lisa M. Allard (Both University of California, Santa Barbara).
5. The Root of all Evil in Intergroup Relations? Unearthing the Categorization Process: Penelope Oakes (Australian National University).
6. Stereotypes: Content, Structures, Processes, and Context: Don Operario (University of California, San Francisco) and Susan T. Fiske (Princeton University).
7. Category Dynamics and the Modification of Outgroup Stereotypes: Myron Rothbart (University of Oregon).
Part II: Cognition in Social Interaction:.
8. Attributions in Close Relationships: From Balkanization to Integration: Frank D. Fincham (SUNY, Buffalo).
9. Cognition and the Development of Close Relationships: Benjamin R. Karney (University of Florida), James K. McNulty (University of Florida), and Thomas N. Bradbury (UCLA).
10. Language and Social Cognition: Gün R. Semin (Vrije University, Amsterdam).
11. Attitudes, Norms, and Social Groups: Joel Cooper, Kimberly A. Kelly, and Kimberlee Weaver (all Princeton University).
12. Shared Cognition in Small Groups: R. Scott Tindale, Helen M. Meisenhelder, Amanda A. Dykema-Engblade (all Loyola University of Chicago), and Michael A. Hogg (University of Queensland).
13. Group Processes and the Construction of Social Representations: Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi (University of Geneva) and Alain Clémence (University of Lausanne, Switzerland).
14. How Language Contributes to Persistence of Stereotypes as well as other, more general, Intergroup Issues: Klaus Fiedler and Jeannette Schmid (both University of Heidelberg, Germany).
"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
- 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 social cognition that is both comprehensive and current and cross-cuts the levels of analysis from intrapersonal to intergroup.
- Organized around two broad themes: the cognitive representations of the social world and cognition in social interaction, and designed for course use.