Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 48

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Mark Zanna James Olson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124071889
eBook ISBN: 9780124072060
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th May 2013
Page Count: 328
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Chapter One. On Sense-Making Reactions and Public Inhibition of Benign Social Motives: An Appraisal Model of Prosocial Behavior

1 Introduction

2 Social Psychology as the Science of the Flabbergasted Individual

3 Behavioral Inhibition

4 Behavioral Disinhibition

5 Behavioral Disinhibition in Dilemmatic Situations

6 Behavioral Disinhibition and Social Value Orientations

7 Behavioral Inhibition Following Public Service Ads

8 Behavioral Disinhibition and Affiliation with the Ingroup

9 Conclusions



Further Reading

Chapter Two. The Case For and Against Perspective-Taking

1 Introduction and Overview

2 Costs Rather than Benefits?

3 Potential for Evaluation and Ambiguity of Behavior Interpretation

4 Two Different Paths: Beneficial Versus Harmful Egocentrism

5 Further Empirical Evidence

6 Summary and Conclusion



Chapter Three. Changing Places: A Dual Judgment Model of Empathy Gaps in Emotional Perspective Taking

1 Introduction

2 Dual Judgments in Emotional Perspective Taking

3 Empathy Gaps in Self-judgment

4 Empathy Gaps in Emotional Perspective Taking

5 Implications for Social Behavior

6 Implications for Social Judgment

7 Empathy Gap Moderators

8 Related Theoretical Perspectives

9 Conclusions



Chapter Four. Social Self-Analysis: Constructing, Protecting, and Enhancing the Self

1 Overview

2 Precomparison Orientation

3 Comparison Test Components

4 Comparison Tests: Reliability, Validity, and Generalizability

5 Comparison Test Abstraction

6 Conclusions and Future Directions


Chapter Five. A Three-Tier Hierarchy of Sel


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About the Serial Editors

Mark Zanna Serial Editor

Mark P. Zanna is a retired University Professor and former Chair of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He received his BA (‘66) and PhD (‘70) from Yale University. Professor Zanna’s area of research is the psychology of attitudes. Primarily funded over the years by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, he has studied attitude structure and function, attitude formation and change, communication and persuasion (including the persistence of persuasion), and the attitude-behaviour relation. He has also conducted research on (a) overcoming resistance to persuasion, including research on subliminal priming and persuasion, self-affirmation and persuasion, and narrative persuasion, and (b) implicit attitudes (i.e., relatively automatic, intuitive evaluations), including research on aversive racists (i.e., those individuals who test low on thoughtful, conscious measures of prejudice, but high on more automatic, intuitive measures of prejudice) and defensive self-esteem (i.e., those individuals who test high on thoughtful, conscious measures of self-esteem, but low on more automatic, intuitive measures of self-esteem). In the domain of health promotion, he has evaluated a ‘safer sex’ intervention and tested the subtle effects (e.g., on implicit norms) of movie stars’ smoking in feature films. Currently, he is investigating the causes and consequences of negative implicit norms toward females in STEM disciplines. A winner of several career awards for distinguished scientific contribution (D. O. Hebb Award, Canadian Psychological Association, 1993; D. T. Campbell Award, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, 1997; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1999; Inaugural Excellence in Research Award, UW, 2000; Inaugural Distinguished University Professor, UW, 2004; Inaugural Excellence in Graduate Supervision, UW, 2005; Distinguished Scientist Award, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 2007; K. Lewin Award, Society for the Ps

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychology Department, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

James Olson Serial Editor

Dr. James Olson obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo and has been a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, since 1978. He served as Chair of the Psychology Department from 1998 to 2003. He has conducted research on many topics, including attitudes, justice, social cognition, and humor. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters and has co-edited 15 books. He is a co-organizer of the Ontario Symposium on Personality and Social Psychology, a well-known series of conferences on various topics in personality and social psychology. He has served as an Associate Editor of three scientific journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology from 1995 to 1998. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychology Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada