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Temporal Matters in Social Psychology : Examining the Role of Time in the Lives of Groups and Individuals - Joseph E. McGrath

Temporal Matters in Social Psychology

Examining the Role of Time in the Lives of Groups and Individuals

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This work explores and ponders the ways in which temporal matters affect how individuals, groups, and larger collectives behave. It examines how people conceptualize time and live within prescribed and personal timeframes and how time is measured and enters into social psychological phenomena at multiple levels, in different functional roles, and as different types of processes. Chapters cover how temporal factors play a fundamental role in many key methodological areas of psychology, including causality, internal and external validity, comparisons of empirical information gained by different research strategies, and theories of measurement and error.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 3
The Complex Nature of Timep. 13
Temporal Aspects of Individual Behaviorp. 27
Temporal Factors Affecting Social Psychological Phenomenap. 47
Time, Stress, and Coping Processesp. 69
Group Development and Changep. 99
Time and Collective Actionp. 121
Time and the Research Processp. 141
Time and the Future of Social Psychologyp. 155
Parameters of Temporal Patterningp. 169
Slife's Analysis of Temporal Conceptionsp. 177
McGrath and Kelly's Treatment of Conceptions of Timep. 181
Referencesp. 185
Author Indexp. 211
Subject Indexp. 219
About the Authorsp. 227
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ISBN: 9781591470533
ISBN-10: 1591470536
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.7