Dynamical Systems in Social PsychologyBy
- Robin Vallacher
- Andrzej Nowak
Theorists and researchers in social psychology, particularly those with an interest in social cognition, interpersonal relations, social influence, and group dynamics. The book will also be of interest to professionals in sociology and communication as well as mathematicians interested in applications of chaos theory to other disciplines.
Hardbound, 305 Pages
Published: January 1994
Imprint: Academic Press
"Vallacher and Nowak's Dynamical Systems in Social Psychology presents an attempt at overcoming the ambivalent relationship between theory and phenomena that has haunted psychology for so long. The collection of essays addresses the problems of social psychology in particular, but much of what the authors are saying applies easily to other fields in psychology... Probably for the first time in social psychology, Vallacher and Nowak have brought together a number of authors who try to establish a link between the concepts and tools of dynamic systems on the one hand and the problems, data, and theories of social psychology on the other... The book, probably the first of its kind, provides a very interesting, accessible and informative introduction to a new and exciting approach to social psychology."
--PAUL VAN GEERT, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in SCIENCE