Social Motivation

Social Motivation

By: David Dunning (editor)Hardback

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Motivational science is one of the fastest-growing areas of research in social psychology, incorporating multiple perspectives from social-personality research. This volume provides students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of major topics in social motivation. All contributors are renowned specialists in their field who provide in-depth and integrated coverage of the major empirical and theoretical contributions in their area. Social Motivation is essential reading for all social psychologists with an interest in social-motivational processes, and will also be of interest to people working in political science and cultural studies looking for a psychological perspective to work in their field.

About Author

David Dunning is Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. An experimental social psychologist, Dr. Dunning is a fellow of both the Association of Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association. He has published nearly 100 scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and commentaries, and has also served as an associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He is also the former Executive Officer of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, an international organization with over 5,600 members, as well as the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology. Much of his research has been supported financially by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation, and was recently reviewed in his book Self-insight: Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself (2005, Psychology Press).


D. Dunning, Social Motivation: Some Introductory Notes. J.H. Park, A.P. Buunk, Interpersonal Threats and Automatic Motives. M.R. Leary, A.B. Allen, Belonging Motivation: Establishing, Maintaining, and Repairing Relational Value. H.S. Kim, T.Q. Chu, Cultural Variation in the Motivation of Self-Expression. G.M. Walton, G.L. Cohen, Sharing Motivation. C.D. Batson, N. Ahmad, E.L. Stocks, Four Forms of Prosocial Motivation: Egoism, Altruism, Collectivism, and Principlism. C.A. Mannino, M. Snyder, A.M. Omoto, Why Do People Get Involved? Motivations for Volunteerism and Other Forms of Social Action. D. Dunning, D. Fetchenhauer, Understanding the Psychology of Trust. P.H. Mehta, R.A. Josephs, Social Endocrinology: Hormones and Social Motivation. F. Pratto, I. Lee, J.Y. Tan, E.V. Pitpitan, Power Basis Theory: A Psycho-ecological Approach to Power. J.T. Jost, System Justification Theory as Compliment, Complement, and Corrective to Theories of Social Identification and Social Dominance.

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  • ISBN13: 9781841697543
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9781841697543
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1841697540

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