© 2006

Handbook of Social Psychology

  • John Delamater

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sheldon Stryker, Kevin D. Vryan
      Pages 3-28
    3. Shelley J. Correll, Cecilia L. Ridgeway
      Pages 29-51
    4. Karen S. Cook, Eric Rice
      Pages 53-76
    5. Jane D. McLeod, Kathryn J. Lively
      Pages 77-102
    6. Douglas Kenrick, Josh Ackerman, Susan Ledlow
      Pages 103-122
  3. Development and Socialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. William A. Corsaro, Laura Fingerson
      Pages 125-155
    3. Donna Eder, Sandi Kawecka Nenga
      Pages 157-182
    4. Karen Lutfey, Jeylan T. Mortimer
      Pages 183-202
  4. Intrapersonal Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Timothy J. Owens
      Pages 205-232
    3. Douglas W. Maynard, Anssi Peräkylä
      Pages 233-257
    4. Judith A. Howard, Daniel G. Renfrow
      Pages 259-281
    5. Gregory R. Maio, James M. Olson, Mark M. Bernard, Michelle A. Luke
      Pages 283-308
    6. Jan E. Stets
      Pages 309-335
  5. Interpersonal Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Terri L. Orbuch, Susan Sprecher
      Pages 339-362
    3. Peter J. Burke
      Pages 363-387

About this book


Social Psychology is an important interdisciplinary field within Sociology. Psychology, focusing on processes that occur inside the individual and Sociology, focusing on social collectives and social institutions, come together in social psychology to explore the interface between the two fields. Social Psychology is the study of how both intra-individual factors and social interaction influence and are influenced by individual behavior. The core concerns of social psychology include:
- the impact of one individual on another;
- the impact of a group on its individual members;
- the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate;
- the impact of one group on another.

This successor to Social Psychology: Social Perspectives and Sociological Perspectives in Social Psychology expands on previous handbooks in social psychology by including recent developments in theory and research and SUBSTANTIAL COVERAGE of major theoretical perspectives.

A major reference work and a seminal text, it is essential reading for sociologists and psychologists involved with the study of social psychology and those studying this field of research.


Focusing Ideologie Institution psychology social psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • John Delamater
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Social Psychology
  • Editors John DeLamater
  • Series Title Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47695-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-32515-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-36921-1
  • Series ISSN 1389-6903
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 572
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Clinical Psychology
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"The social psychology in this book is not parochial to sociologists; it demonstrates the value of integrating the more quantitative research tradition in psychological social psychology with some of the qualitative and theoretical breadth of sociological social psychology. A valuable resource for libraries serving undergraduate and graduate programs in social psychology." (K.M. McKinley; Social and Behavioral Sciences, 41:6)