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The Message Within : The Role of Subjective Experience In Social Cognition And Behavior - Herbert Bless

The Message Within

The Role of Subjective Experience In Social Cognition And Behavior

By: Herbert Bless (Editor), Joseph P. Forgas (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th May 2000
ISBN: 9780863776908
Number Of Pages: 424

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This provocative book provides the first comprehensive and informative overview of the role of various subjective experiences in social cognition and behavior, and argues that the study of such experiences may be one of the key unifying themes of social psychology. Based on recent theoretical and empirical developments in the discipline, this select group of leading international researchers surveys extensive evidence and shows that subjective experiences play a key role in most aspects of social cognition and social behavior. The book contains five main sections, discussing the role of subjective experiences in social information processing (Part 1), their influence on memory (Part 2) and their role in intergroup contexts (Part 3). The role of affective experiences in social thinking and behavior is analyzed (Part 4), and the influence of subjective experiences on the development and change of attitudes and stereotypes is also addressed (Part 5).

About the Editorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Social Psychology--The Science of Human Experiencep. 1
Subjective Experience and Information Processing
On Mere Considering: The Subjective Experience of Truthp. 13
Of Men and Mackerels: Attention, Subjective Experience, and Automatic Social Behaviorp. 37
Experiential and Nonexperiential Routes of Motor Influence on Affect and Evaluationp. 52
Subjective Experience and the Effect of Sample Size on Likelihood Judgmentsp. 69
Availability as Input: The Experience of Cognitive Effort Can Either Strengthen or Weaken Evaluationsp. 88
Subjective Experience and Memory Phenomena
Subjective Experience of Familiarity: Functional Basis in Connectionist Memoryp. 109
Subjective Ease of Retrieval and Attitude-Relevant Judgmentsp. 125
The Effects of Subjective Ease of Retrieval on Attitudinal Judgments: The Moderating Role of Processing Motivationp. 143
Drawing Inferences from Feelings: The Role of Naive Beliefsp. 162
Affect As a Subjective Experience and Social Cognition
Subjective Experience and Mood Regulation: The Role of Information Processing Strategiesp. 179
The Rocky Road from Affect to Attentional Focusp. 203
Negative Affect and Persuasion: The Role of Affect Interpretationp. 216
The Positive Feeling of Familiarity: Mood as an Information Processing Regulation Mechanismp. 240
The Subjective Experience of Surprisep. 262
Subjective Experience, Stereotyping, and Intergroup Behavior
How Do I Feel About Them? The Role of Affective Reactions in Intergroup Perceptionp. 283
Active Search for Information: The Effects of Subjectively Experienced Control on Stereotypingp. 304
The Experience of a Positive Mood and Its Impact on Intergroup Differentiation and Stereotypingp. 322
Subjective Experiences and Intergroup Relations: The Role of Positive Affectp. 340
The Message Within: Toward a Social Psychology of Subjective Experiencesp. 372
Author Indexp. 393
Subject Indexp. 400
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ISBN: 9780863776908
ISBN-10: 0863776906
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 9th May 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1

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