The second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology beautifully captures the history, current status, and future prospects of personality and social psychology. Building on the successes and strengths of the first edition, this second edition of the Handbook combines the two fields of personality and social psychology into a single, integrated volume, offering readers a unique and generative agenda for psychology.
Over their history, personality and social psychology have had varying relationships with each other-sometimes highly overlapping and intertwined, other times contrasting and competing. Edited by Kay Deaux and Mark Snyder, this Handbook is dedicated to the proposition that personality and social psychology are best viewed in conjunction with one another and that the synergy to be gained from considering links between the two fields can do much to move both areas of research forward in
order to better enrich our collective understanding of human nature.
Contributors to this Handbook not only offer readers fascinating examples of work that cross the boundaries of personality and social psychology, but present their work in such a way that thinks deeply about the ways in which a unified social-personality perspective can provide us with a greater understanding of the phenomena that concern psychological investigators. The chapters of this Handbook effortlessly weave together work from both disciplines, not only in areas of
longstanding concern, but also in newly emerging fields of inquiry, addressing both distinctive contributions and common ground. In so doing, they offer compelling evidence for the power and the potential of an integrated approach to personality and social psychology today.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 992
Weight: 1906 g
Dimensions: 262 x 187 x 57 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
To understand people one must know both who they are as individuals and who they are as social beings. This emphasis, alone, makes the handbook worthy...With a wonderful blend of longstanding scholars in the discipline and relative 'newcomers' to the social personality research landscape, Deaux and Snyder have nurtured a perspective that is grounded in the literature but expands and builds on it as well. A 'must have' resource. Summing up: Essential. Graduate
students, researchers, faculty. * R.E. Osborne, Texas State University-San Marcos, CHOICE *
...the chapters are uniformly well written and easy to read. PsycCRITIQUES readers will find much of interest in the chapters presented in this volume and can easily examine topics of both personal relevance to their own research and those further afield to gain insight into how personal and situational variables individually and together predict behavior... Not only will The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology be of interest to personality
and social psychologists, but also particular chapters will be of considerable interest to people working directly in applied fields, including health, law, and industrial-organizational. Particular chapters from this book could also be a valuable supplement to a textbook for an upper level class in
applications of social psychology. * PsycCRITIQUES *
This volume is in many ways a pioneering effort that sort of creates a new science that could be called 'persona-social psychology,' a body of knowledge of facts learned from new research, using as its basis what is already known in personality psychology and in social psychology. * BizIndia *