Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Paperback | February 23, 2011

EditorRobert Arkin

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Fifty of today's most prominent social psychologists describe their scholarship, focusing on the human and personal side of the "life of the mind." Each author spotlights his or her least appreciated work, and discusses theory, methods, findings, or application. The contributors also use thisopportunity to provide the context behind their work.Some authors describe their mentors, the influential figures who led them to certain areas of research. Others offer advice to young researchers who are just entering the field and who can learn from their predecessors' mistakes and miscalculations. These contributors address issues like how toprepare for, and make the most of, a professorship in a liberal arts college context, and how to frame a research question, title an article, handle a controversy, pursue a passion, devise a method, think about a meta-analysis, and write persuasively. Still others discuss what makes their researchimportant to them and to the field, describing the impact of their work on their own future research agendas. In fifty engaging and succinct essays, these eminent psychologists pull back the curtain on their professional lives. Their stories are personal and touch on relationships, passion for ideas, and the emotional highs and lows of academic life. This book is a truly unique glimpse behind scenes ofsocial psychology and the people who have advanced the field.

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Fifty of today's most prominent social psychologists describe their scholarship, focusing on the human and personal side of the "life of the mind." Each author spotlights his or her least appreciated work, and discusses theory, methods, findings, or application. The contributors also use thisopportunity to provide the context behind th...

Bob Arkin is Professor of Psychology in the Social Psychology program at The Ohio State University. He moved to Ohio State (to become Undergraduate Dean) from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he was Assistant, Associate, and then Full Professor, and held the Middlebush Chair in Psychology. Arkin has been Associate Editor of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 23, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Big Science, Big Theory, Big IdeasWalter Mischel: Most Cited, Least Read?Marilynn B. Brewer: Appreciated, But MisunderstoodMahzarin R. Banaji: Undeserved RecognitionEllen Berscheid: Is There A Divorce In Your Genes?Todd F. Heatherton: A Life Changing Paper? That Depends On Your InterpretationPhilip G. Zimbardo: Saga Of My Stealth Bomber Chapter: Can't Miss, But Vanished Without A TraceJennifer Crocker: From Egosystem To EcosystemBernard Weiner: Publish And PerishAbraham Tesser: A Catastrophe In My Research PortfolioDan P. Mcadams: I Want To Be A Social PsychologistAlbert Bandura: But What About That Gigantic Elephant In The Room?2. Middle Range TheoriesJohn Darley: Adventures In RejectionlandGerald L. Clore: Thrilling Thoughts: How Changing Your Mind Intensifies Your EmotionsRussell H. Fazio: A Fundamental Conceptual Distinction...Gone UnnoticedMargaret S. Clark: Communal Relationships Can Be Selfish And Give Rise To ExploitationTimothy D. Wilson: Take Me Out To The BallgameMiles Hewstone: Timing Is Everything...At Least For Citation ImpactRex A. Wright: Motivational When Motivational Wasn't CoolMark R. Leary: Does Impression Management Have An Image Problem?Delroy L. Paulhus: Dynamic Complexity Theory: Eclipsed By A Revolution3. Methods and InnovationsRobert B. Cialdini: Littering As An Unobtrusive Measure Of Political Attitudes: Messy But CleanRoy F. Baumeister: Imagined And Genuine Opposition To New Ideas On SexualityNorman Miller and Barry E. Collins: A New Method For Theory Testing In Social Psychology: The Case Of DissonanceNorbert L. Kerr: HARK!...A Herald Sings....But Who's ListeningPaula M. Niedenthal: Everything Gets Better With AgeJoesph P. Forgas: Episodes In The Mind: Or, Beware When The Paradigm Shifts...!Jonathon D. Brown: Kiss My "TASS"John H. Harvey: The Slow, Halting Appreciation Of Close Relationships ResearchIcek Ajzen: Is Attitude Research Incompatible With The Compatibility Principle?David A. Kenny: Change We Cannot Believe InRadmadhar Singh: Imputing Values To Missing Information In Social Judgment4. Phenomena and FindingsSusan T. Fiske: Whatever Happened To Schema-Triggered Affect?E. Tory Higgins: Priming Creative Behavior: Priming How Things Work Rather Than What Things AreJoel Cooper: What's In A Title?: How A Decent Idea May Have Gone BadTom Gilovich: The Bearable Lightness Of ImpactJudith Harackiewicz: I Can't ExplainMark Snyder: Most Under-Appreciated...By Me!John F. Dovidio: It Takes More Than Two To Tango: The Importance Of Identifying And Addressing Your AudienceDavid Dunning: My Rather Unknown Piece About "Unknown Unknowns" And Their Role In Self-InsightMichael Harris Bond: Reality Lives!: Redeeming An Apparently Unfulfilled ProphecyDan Batson: Bet You Didn't Know I Did A Dissonance StudyJerry M. Burger: Is That All There Is?: Reaction To The That's Not All ProcedureCharles S. Carver: My Brief Career In ModelingGeorge R. Goethals: The Diversity Of Social Support And Outgroup Homogeneity: Some Bad Luck And A Lot Of Good FortuneLadd Wheeler: Thirty Years Of Contrast In Social ComparisonConstantine Sedikides: The Causal Structure Of Person Types And StereotypesDavid A. Schroeder: Your First Word Will Be Your Last Word If It Is Your Only Word5. Application: Making Science UsefulMark P. Zanna: "Risky Business": On The Adventures Of Simultaneously Manipulating Sexual Arousal And IntoxicationCarol S. Dweck: Unsung MelodiesAlice H. Eagly: A Miscitation ClassicPeter Salovey: Emotional IntelligenceTom R. Tyler: Hidden Gems About Justice Research: The Psychology Of PunitivenessSaul M. Kassin: The "Messenger Effect" In PersuasionJames W. Pennebaker: The Idea, The Audience, And MeJerald Jellison: Unfinished Business: Activating Change