Handbook of Social Psychology

  • John DeLamater
  • Amanda Ward

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan E. Stets, Richard T. Serpe
      Pages 31-60
    3. Karen S. Cook, Coye Cheshire, Eric R. W. Rice, Sandra Nakagawa
      Pages 61-88
    4. Jason Schnittker
      Pages 89-115
  3. Development and Socialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Lara Perez-Felkner
      Pages 119-149
  4. Personal Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Eve Shapiro
      Pages 191-224
    3. Timothy J. Owens, Sarah Samblanet
      Pages 225-249
    4. Douglas W. Maynard, Jason Turowetz
      Pages 251-279
    5. Alexis T. Franzese
      Pages 281-318
    6. Shane Sharp, Jeffrey L. Kidder
      Pages 341-367
  5. Interpersonal Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Christopher P. Fagundes, Lisa M. Diamond
      Pages 371-411
    3. Janice R. Kelly, Megan K. McCarty, Nicole E. Iannone
      Pages 413-438
    4. Diane Felmlee, Robert Faris
      Pages 439-464
    5. Deborah Carr, Debra Umberson
      Pages 465-487
  6. The Person in Sociocultural Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Daniel G. Renfrow, Judith A. Howard
      Pages 491-531
    3. Michael A. Hogg
      Pages 533-561
    4. Howard B. Kaplan, Feodor A. Gostjev, Robert J. Johnson
      Pages 563-594
    5. Yuri Miyamoto, Amanda Eggen
      Pages 595-624
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 625-649

About this book


This handbook provides a broad overview of the field of social psychology and up-to-date coverage of current social psychological topics. It reflects the recent and substantial development of the field, both with regard to theory and empirical research. It starts out by covering major theoretical perspectives, including the interactionist, identity, social exchange, social structure and the person perspectives. Next, it discusses development and socialization in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. In addition to updated discussions of topics that were included in the first edition, the part examining personal processes includes entirely new topics, such as social psychology and the body and individual agency and social motivation. Interpersonal processes are discussed from a contemporary perspective with a focus on stress and health. The final section examines the person in sociocultural context, and includes another topic new to the second edition, the social psychology of race and gender and intersectionality.


American Sociological Association Identity and the Self Interaction in Social Networks Perspectives in Social Psychology Social Exchange Theory Social Personality Social Psychology and Cross-Cultural Perspectives Social Psychology and Deviance Social Psychology and Interpersonal Processes Social Psychology and Social Interaction Social Psychology of Race and Gender Socialization in Adolescence Socialization in Childhood Socialization in the Adult Life Course Socializations in Work Relations The Social Psychology of Stress and Health

Editors and affiliations

  • John DeLamater
    • 1
  • Amanda Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin, Madison Dept. Sociology & Rural SociologyMADISONUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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