This book is specifically designed to make this toolbox accessible - beyond interpersonal perception phenomena. It helps identify the relevant phenomena and dynamics surrounding behaviors in dyads and groups, and goes on to assess and analyze them empirically.
Thomas E. Malloy
Professor of Psychology
Mary Tucker Thorpe Professor
Department of Psychology
Rhode Island College
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
(401) 456-8177 Office
Thomas E. Malloy has conducted research on interpersonal perception, peer perceptions in classrooms, intergroup relations, and reconciliation, individual differences and behavior, cross-cultural psychology, research methodology, and healthy psychology. He is currently funded by RI-INBRE and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study Visual Attention to Faces of in-group and out-group members. Professor Malloy directs the Intergroup Relations Laboratory at Rhode Island College. He works with researchers at the Finnish National Institute of Health and Welfare on the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort Study, a 25 year longitudinal study of all those born in Finland in 1987. Professor Malloy is collaborating with researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the quality of listening in dyadic interactions. He is also collaborating with researchers at the University of Ulster in Ireland on face-to-face dyadic interaction. He has offered methodological workshops at annual meetings of the Association for Psychological Science on Social Relations Modeling of Dyadic Data.
Given its breadth of coverage, this volume is useful both as a basic reference book and as an informative textbook for advanced courses dealing with social cognition and interpersonal behavior. The main target audience comprises researchers, students, and professionals in all areas of the social and behavioral sciences, including social, cognitive, clinical, counseling, personality, organizational, forensic, and applied psychology, as well as sociology, communication studies, and social work. Written in a readable yet scholarly style, this volume serves as an engaging overview of the field for students in courses dealing with social cognition and social interaction at undergraduate and graduate levels.
This is an essential guide for both students and professionals, and for anyone who would like to bring their social processes under more control.
Personality and Social Behavior contains a series of essays on topics where a transactional analysis of the person and situation has proved most fruitful. Contributions span the personality and social psychology spectrum and include such topics as new units in personality; neuroscience perspectives on interpersonal personality; social and interpersonal frameworks for understanding the self and self-esteem; and personality process analyses of romantic relationships, prejudice, health, and leadership.
This volume provides essential reading for researchers with an interest in this core topic in social psychology and may also be used as a text on related upper-level courses.