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Reflections on 100 years of experimental social psychology /
edited by Aroldo Rodrigues and Robert V. Levine.
imprint
N.Y. : Basic Books, c1999.
description
xiii, 245 p.
ISBN
0813390869 (alk. paper)
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imprint
N.Y. : Basic Books, c1999.
isbn
0813390869 (alk. paper)
general note
Collected contributions of a conference held in the Spring of 1997 at Yosemite National Park--Info. p.
catalogue key
3265297
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Published to mark the centenary of Tripplet's study of bicycle racers, this edited collection brings together the reflections of nine social psychologists who spoke at a conference at Yosemite National Park in 1997.
Main Description
In the Spring of 1997, a remarkable group of social psychologists came together at Yosemite National Park to reflect upon the field which they have been so instrumental in creating. This edited collection brings together the reflections of the nine scholars who spoke at the Yosemite conference that day and marks the 100th anniversary of Tripplet's seminal study of bicycle racers--an experiment which has often been cited as the beginning of modern experimental social psychology. The contributors: Elliot Aronson, Leonard Berkowitz, Morton Deutsch, Harold Gerard, Harold Kelley, Albert Pepitone, Bertram Raven, Robert Zajonc, and Philip Zimbardo have not only observed the development of this burgeoning discipline, collectively, they have played an essential role in crafting its young legacy.The book begins with personal histories of the researchers. Being that these personal histories are, in fact, closely connected to the most significant people, laboratories and conceptual trends of the field, these reminiscences are much more than simply histories of the course of particular individuals' lives; they are at the same time histories of the discipline itself. Subsequent chapters turn to the field's historical roots: its origins, course of theories, methods, and approaches. But all chapters share a common theme: an examination of the ways that the lives and experiences of social psychology's most prominent living scholars have helped to shape the history of the field itself.
Main Description
In the Spring of 1997, a remarkable group of social psychologists came together at Yosemite National Park to reflect upon the field which they have been so instrumental in creating. This edited collection brings together the reflections of the nine scholars who spoke at the Yosemite conference that day and marks the 100th anniversary of Tripplet's seminal study of bicycle racersan experiment which has often been cited as the beginning of modern experimental social psychology. The contributors: Elliot Aronson, Leonard Berkowitz, Morton Deutsch, Harold Gerard, Harold Kelley, Albert Pepitone, Bertram Raven, Robert Zajonc, and Philip Zimbardo have not only observed the development of this burgeoning discipline, collectively, they have played an essential role in crafting its young legacy.The book begins with personal histories of the researchers. Being that these personal histories are, in fact, closely connected to the most significant people, laboratories and conceptual trends of the field, these reminiscences are much more than simply histories of the course of particular individuals' lives; they are at the same time histories of the discipline itself. Subsequent chapters turn to the field's historical roots: its origins, course of theories, methods, and approaches. But all chapters share a common theme: an examination of the ways that the lives and experiences of social psychology's most prominent living scholars have helped to shape the history of the field itself.
Main Description
Looks at the development of Social Pyschology through the personal histories of its most prominent living scholars.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Notesp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Personal Perspective on the Development of Social Psychology in the Twentieth Centuryp. 1
Notesp. 30
Referencesp. 31
Fifty Years in Social Psychology: Some Reflections on the Individual Group Problemp. 35
Referencesp. 45
A Social Psychologist Examines His Past and Looks to the Futurep. 47
Referencesp. 78
Adventures in Experimental Social Psychology: Roots, Branches, and Sticky New Leavesp. 82
Referencesp. 110
Reflections on Interpersonal Influence and Social Power in Experimental Social Psychologyp. 114
Notesp. 131
Referencesp. 131
Experimental Social Psychology: Behaviorism with Minds and Mattersp. 135
Notesp. 157
On the Changes in U.S. Social Psychology: Some Speculationsp. 158
Notesp. 168
Referencesp. 169
Historical Sketches and Critical Commentary About Social Psychology in the Golden Agep. 170
Notesp. 195
Referencesp. 196
One Hundred Years of Rationality Assumptions in Social Psychologyp. 200
Referencesp. 212
Notesp. 212
Afterword: Reflecting on Reflectionsp. 215
Referencesp. 229
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 237
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