Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology. Volume 34 includes chapters on cognition in persuasion, judgements of fairness, social knowledge, attributional inference, discrimination, stereotypes, and goal systems.


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Table of Contents

K. van den Bos and E.A. Lind, Uncertainty Management by Means of Fairness Judgments. D. Albarracin, Cognition in Persuasion: An Analysis of Information Processing in Response to Persuasive Communications. R.S. Wyer, Jr., R. Adaval, and S.J. Colcombe, Narrative-Based Representations of Social Knowledge: Their Construction and Use in Comprehension, Memory, and Judgment. M.D. Lieberman, R. Gaunt, D.T. Gilbert, and Y. Trope, Reflexion and Reflection: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Attributional Inference. B. Major, W.J. Quinton, and S.K. McCoy, Antecedents and Consequences of Attributions to Discrimination: Theoretical and Empirical Advances. A.W. Kruglanski, J.Y. Shah, A. Fishbach, R. Friedman, W.Y. Chun, and D. Sleeth-Keppler, A Theory of Goal Systems. C.M. Steele, S.J. Spencer, and J. Aronson, Contending with Group Image: The Psychology of Stereotype and Social Identity Threat. Index. Contents of Other Volumes.


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About the editor

Mark Zanna

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


Praise for the Series "For the past two decades, the... series has served a special function for social psychology--one that has not been filled as well by any other single publication. The chapters discuss individual substantive areas within the field at a middle level of abstraction and detail. The articles are more focused than handbook chapters and less cursory than annual review chapters. In addition, they often summarize the author's own research program and review past research through the filter of the author's theoretical perspective." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY "These volumes have become a standard reference over the past couple of decades... Presents a well-balanced picture of work in experimental social psychology." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY