Handbook of Social Psychology

Handbook of Social Psychology

Online ISBN: 9780470561119

DOI: 10.1002/9780470561119

Editor(s): Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert, Gardner Lindzey

About this Book

The classic reference covering the field of Social Psychology—now in its fifth edition

Praise for the New Edition:

“Leaders of the field of social psychology have produced, in this 5th edition of the Handbook of Social Psychology, a comprehensive survey that will prove both fascinating and essential to everyone in the field.”—Richard E. Nisbett, Professor of Psychology, University ofMichigan

Handbook of Social Psychology, 5e

Edited by Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert and Gardner Lindzey


Since the first edition was published in 1935,theHandbook of Social Psychologyhas been the standard reference work in the field, offering historic, integrative, and pene­trating surveys of the topics that constitute the discipline. This two-volume Fifth Edition reflects the tremendous changes the field has experienced in the last decade and continues to be an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike, with all-new chapters written by the world’s foremost authorities on each topic and a list of contributors that reads like an international Who’s Who in Social Psychology.


Chapter topics retained from the previous edition have been updated to reflect cutting-edge content, and many others—social neuroscience, mind perception, experimental existential psychology, morality, and interpersonal stratification—are entirely new to this edition.


Three Sections Covering the Field of Social Psychology:

Part I: The Science of Social Psychology

Part II: The Social Being

Part III: The Social World

Chapter topics include:

·         The Art of Laboratory Experimentation

·         Social Cognitive Neuroscience

·         Perceiving People

·         Self and Identity

·         Gender

·         Health

·         Evolutionary Social Psychology

·         Interpersonal Stratification: Status, Power, and Subordination

·         Social Justice: History, Theory, and Research

·         Cultural Psychology

About the Editors

SUSAN T. FISKE, PhD,is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology atPrincetonUniversity. She has written more than 200 articles and chapters, as well as applied social psychology to law and public policy. She co-edits theAnnual Review of Psychologyand authored the textSocial Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology, Second Edition,as well asSocial Cognition, Third Edition.Winner of the APS William James Fellow Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an elected fellow of theAmericanAcademy of Arts and Sciences.

DANIEL T. GILBERT, PhD,is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology atHarvardUniversity. He is the author of the best­sellerStumbling on Happiness,a co-author of the textbookPsychology,a frequent contributor toThe New York Times,and host of the PBS television series “Secrets of Happiness.” Winner of the APA’s Distinguished Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is an elected fellow of theAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences.

GARDNER LINDZEY, PhD,served on the faculties ofSyracuse University, University of Minnesota, Harvard University, and University of Texas. He was the Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences from 1975 until his retirement in 1989. Among his many awards are the Dobzhansky Memorial Award for Eminent Research in Behavioral Genetics and the American Psychological Association’s Gold Medal for Contributions by a Psy­chologist in the Public Interest. He was an elected member or fellow of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Soci­ety, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Psychological Association, which he served as President. He died in 2008 during the production of this edition.