Social Psychology in Transition

  • Lloyd H. Strickland
  • Frances E. Aboud
  • Kenneth J. Gergen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lloyd H. Strickland
      Pages 3-11
  3. The Critical Context of the Conference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Kenneth J. Gergen
      Pages 15-32
    3. William J. McGuire
      Pages 33-49
    4. R. Harré, P. F. Secord
      Pages 51-67
  4. Priorities and Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Erika Apfelbaum, Ian Lubek
      Pages 71-94
    3. Morton Deutsch
      Pages 95-101
    4. Paul G. Swingle
      Pages 103-105
    5. Ragnar Rommetveit
      Pages 107-120
    6. Warren Thorngate
      Pages 121-139
    7. Charles A. Kiesler, Joseph Lucke
      Pages 141-151
  5. Research Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Robert B. Zajonc
      Pages 155-156
    3. Robert B. Zajonc, Gregory B. Markus
      Pages 157-177
    4. Alan Moffitt
      Pages 183-196
    5. Wolfgang Stroebe
      Pages 197-199
    6. Ragnar Rommetveit
      Pages 201-214
    7. Frances E. Aboud
      Pages 215-218
    8. Peter Schönbach
      Pages 219-221
    9. Harry C. Triandis
      Pages 223-241
    10. J. W. Berry
      Pages 243-246
    11. Gustav Jahoda
      Pages 247-251
    12. Richard deCharms, Dennis J. Shea
      Pages 253-267
    13. John T. Partington
      Pages 269-274
    14. Caryll Steffens
      Pages 275-279
    15. Henri Tajfel
      Pages 281-304
  6. Alternative Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Lloyd H. Strickland, Frances E. Aboud, Kenneth J. Gergen
      Pages 307-316
    3. Ian Lubek
      Pages 317-333
    4. André C. deCarufel
      Pages 335-346
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 347-361

About this book


Emergence of Individual Differences in Social Context ROBERT B. ZAJONC A priest who was a heavy smoker once asked his bishop if it was all right if he smoked while praying. Appalled, the bishop chastised the priest for the very thought of soiling the solemn moment of prayer with such a filthy habit. Some years passed and the bishop came again through our priest's parish. And our tormented priest asked again about his predicament. But he asked a somewhat different question: "Your excellency," he said, "is it all right to pray while smoking?" There was no hesitation in the bishop's answer. "Of course!" he said. "There is nothing in the world that should keep you from praying. You can always pray, my son. You should miss no opportunity to pray. Whenever you wish to pray, by all means pray!" The relationship between individual differences and social psychology is roughly the same as between smoking and praying. Many social psychologists, and especially experimental social psycholOgists, are openly disdainful of individ­ ual difference variables. They avoid them in their studies and refuse to incor­ porate them in theories. The reasons for their (and we really should say "my" because the author is no exception in this matter) attitude are not obvious.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lloyd H. Strickland
    • 1
  • Frances E. Aboud
    • 2
  • Kenneth J. Gergen
    • 3
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmoreUSA

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