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Description - Emotion and Motivation by Marilynn B. Brewer

Although modern social psychology is thought of as a largely cognitive discipline, many of the most fascinating research questions are not susceptible to a purely cognitive analysis and are only likely to be fully understood by a tripartite approach in terms of cognition, emotion and motivation. Emotion and Motivation is a collection of readings from the four-volume set of Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology that acknowledge the importance of emotion and motivation as counterparts to, and complements of, a largely cognitive discipline. The readings have been selected to provide a representative sampling of exciting research and theory on emotion and motivation that is both comprehensive and current and cross-cuts the levels of analysis from intrapersonal to intergroup. The book is organized into two sections: affect and emotions, which illustrates the insights of an approach highlighting affect and emotions across some of the different levels of analysis within social psychology: and social motivation, which underlines the significance of motivational concepts in many social-psychological theories, spanning the breadth of the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405110686
ISBN-10: 1405110686
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 170mm x 26mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marilynn B. Brewer

Marilynn B. Brewer is Professor of Psychology at Ohio State University. Her primary research interests include social cognition, intergroup relations, and social identities and the self concept. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Intergroup Relations (with Norman Miller, 1996) and has served as President of the American Psychological Association and as editor of the journal Personality and Social Psychology. Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at Oxford University. His current research interests include the reduction of intergroup conflict, intergroup contact, and the social influence of majorities and minorities. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Introduction to Social Psychology (edited with Wolfgang Stroebe and Geoffrey M. Stephenson, Third Edition 2001). He is founding co-editor of the European Review of Social Psychology.

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