Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 49

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Mark Zanna James Olson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128000526
eBook ISBN: 9780128003589
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th January 2014
Page Count: 392
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Table of Contents


Chapter One. The I3 Model: Metatheory, Theory, and Evidence


1 The Study of Behavior in Psychology

2 Theory and Metatheory

3 The I3 Model

4 The Challenge of Operationalization

5 Perfect Storm Theory

6 Discussion

7 Conclusion



Further Reading

Chapter Two. Immanent Justice Reasoning: Theory, Research, and Current Directions


1 Introduction

2 Piaget and Developmental Stage Theories of Immanent Justice Reasoning

3 Do Adults Engage in Immanent Justice Reasoning?

4 Why Do Adults Engage in Immanent Justice Reasoning?

5 Intuitions of Immanent Justice

6 Other Factors that Underpin Immanent Justice Reasoning

7 Current Directions and Avenues for Future Research

8 Conclusions


Chapter Three. The Fading Affect Bias: Its History, Its Implications, and Its Future


1 The FAB: Early Research

2 The FAB: Contemporary Research

3 A Theoretical Context for the FAB

4 The FAB: What Does the Future Hold?

5 Summary and Overview


Chapter Four. Threat and Defense: From Anxiety to Approach


1 Theories Explaining People’s Defensive Reactions to Threat

2 A General Process Model of Threat and Defense

3 Components of the Process Model of Threat and Defense

4 Outlook


Chapter Five. Mood and Processing Effort: The Mood-Congruent Expectancies Approach


1 Introduction

2 An Organizing Framework

3 Approaches and Findings on Mood and Processing Effort

4 The Mood-Congruent Expectancies Approach

5 Research Program

6 Implications

7 Reappraisal and Future Research

8 Summary and Conclusion



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  • Represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology


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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