C.R. Snyder and Raymond L. Higgins and Rita J. Stucky ; with a new introduction by the authors
"In the two decades since this book was first published, excuse making has flourished-both as a practice and as a process inviting investigation and theory. Indeed, how could it be otherwise?" So write the authors in their new introduction. But they also maintain that excuse making is a critical element in what social psychologists refer to as "reality negotiation." Originally published by John Wiley in 1983.