edited by Karen S. Cook, Gary Alan Fine, James S. House
This text presents 29 original articles representing current thought in the field of sociological social psychology. It covers a range of topics including cross-cultural social psychology, the study of gender and sex roles, biological social psychology, the philosophy of methodology, experimental research, non-experimental quantitative research, and qualitative research. Each chapter follows a consistent format, and was written specially for this volume. The work reflects the increasing relevance of social psychology to mainstream sociology and vice versa, and highlights the interrelationship between experimental methods and non-experimental work. Multiple methodologies and theoretical traditions are offered for each content area.
I. THE PERSON AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. 1. Building Blocks and the Quadrant of Action, Gary Alan Fine. 2. Biology and Social Psychology: Beyond Nature vs. Nurture, Jane A. Pillavin and Paul C. LePore. 3. Self and Identity, Viktor Gecas & Peter J. Burke. 4. Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors, Howard Schuman. 5. Social Cognition, Judith A. Howard. 6. The Sociology of Affect and Emotion, Lynn Smith-Lovin. 7. Language, Action, and Social Interaction, Douglas W. Maynard & Marilyn R. Whalen. 8. Social Interaction: Continuities and Complexities in the Study of Non-Intimate Sociality, Lyn H. Lofland. II. SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND GROUP PROCESSES. 1. Introduction to Section II: Social Interaction and Social Structure, Karen S. Cook. 2. Social Exchange and Exchange Networks, Linda D. Molm & Karen S. Cook. 3. Bargaining and Influence in Conflict, Edward J. Lawler & Rebecca Ford. 4. Justice and Injustice, Karen A. Hegtvedt & Barry Markovsky. 5. Status Structures, Cecilia L. Ridgeway & Henry A. Walker. 6. Social Dilemmas, Toshio Yamagishi. 7. Group Decision Making, H. Andrew Michener & Michelle P. Wasserman. 8. Sex Category and Gender in Social Psychology, Mary Glenn Wiley. III. SOCIAL STRUCTURES, SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS, AND THE INDIVIDUAL. 1. Introduction to Part III: Social Structure and Personality: Past, Present, and Future, James S. House. 2. Comparative Social Psychology: Cross-Cultural and Cross-National, Karen Miller-Loessi. 3. The Development and Socialization of Children and Adolescents, William A. Corsaro & Donna Eder. 4. Adult Lives in a Changing Society, Glen H. Elder, Jr., & Angela M. O'Rand. 5. Social Stratification and Mobility Processes: The Interaction between Individuals and Social Structures, Alan C. Kerckhoff. 6. The Social Psychology of Work, Jeylan T. Mortimer & John Lorence. 7. The Social Psychology of Deviance and Law, V. Lee Hamilton & David Rauma. 8. Social Psychology and Health, Ronald C. Kessler, James S. House, Renee Anspach, & David R. Williams. 9. Social Movements and Collective Behavior: Social Psychological Dimensions and Considerations, David A. Snow and Pamela E. Oliver. IV. METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES. 1. Introduction to Part IV: Invitation to Methodology, Gary Alan Fine. 2. Dimensions of Qualitative Research, Spencer Cahill, Gary Alan Fine, & Linda Grant. 3. Experimentation in Sociological Social Psychology, Barbara Foley Meeker & Robert K. Leik. 4. Theoretical Quantitative Analysis in Social Psychology, Duane Alwin.