Asian Journal of Social Psychology

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Edited By: Emiko Kashima and Jianxin Zhang

Impact Factor: 0.466

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 57/60 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1467-839X

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The Asian Journal of Social Psychology stimulates research and encourages academic exchanges for the advancement of social psychology in Asia. It publishes theoretical and empirical papers by Asian scholars and those interested in Asian cultures and societies.

Coverage includes all aspects of social processes such as development, cognition, personality, health, counselling, organisation and education. The journal encourages interdisciplinary integration with social sciences and humanities.

Asian Journal of Social Psychology special issue

The relationship between the person and the situation in influencing social behavior is a continuing subject of interest to social psychologists. This dialectical relationship is particularly salient in Asia. In this special issue, an outstanding cross-cultural psychologist, Michael Bond, refines the classical formula by Kurt Lewin to explain how the social situation influences a person’s behavior in his lead article. Six renowned international social psychologists responded to Bond’s challenge in their commentaries. Find out from this collection of articles how cross-cultural social psychology helps to advance the paradigm of research in social psychology.

Lead article

Refining Lewin's formula: A general model for explaining situational influence on individual social behavior
Michael Harris Bond

Commentaries on lead article

B = f (P, S): Perspectives on persons and situations, from Lewin to Bond and beyond
Mark Snyder

Through a glass darkly: Viewing the social contexts of our behaviour
Peter B. Smith

Placing the action-outcome contingency at the core of the situation
Toshio Yamagishi

In search of culture's role in influencing individual social behaviour
Ying-yi Hong and Desiree YeeLing Phua

Situational challenges: Putting biology, resources and multi-level constraints back into the picture
Ronald Fischer

The culture of the situation: The role of situational strength in cultural systems
Michele J. Gelfand and Janetta Lun