Attribution and Social Interaction: The Legacy of Edward E. Jones

Pages: 550
Item #: 4318680
ISBN: 978-1-55798-475-3
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Copyright: 1998
Format: Hardcover
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When we "perceive" others, we do so not as disinterested scientists but as perceivers of our own selves. When we interact with others, we do so with some image of their personality, and we guide our interactions in light of that image. What determines a naive observer's causal inferences for personality and behavior? The work of Edward E. Jones, an eminent social scientist, examined that question and began a new era in attribution theory that has expanded exponentially to the present day

Attribution and Social Interaction: The Legacy of Edward E. Jones commemorates the ideas and theoretical advances of a brilliant and enthusiastic practitioner of social psychology. In this book, prominent scholars build on Jones's research themes in a provocative collection that links hypotheses to social problems, research to practical implications. The authors, each beginning with Ned's seminal contribution, trace the achievements and unresolved issues of the subfield of person perception and attribution theory. The volume is sure to inspire contemporary and future social psychologists, leading to new insights into how ordinary people self-present, understand their own and others' behavior, and engage and interact with others.

Table of Contents



About Ned


I. Attribution and Person Perception

  1. Speeding With Ned: A Personal View of the Correspondence Bias
    —David T. Gilbert
    • Some Thoughts Prompted by "Speeding With Ned"
      —Arthur G. Miller
    • Comment on Gilbert
      —Lee Ross
  2. Dispositional Bias in Person Perception: A Hypothesis-Testing Perspective
    —Yaacov Trope
    • Dispositional and Attributional Inferences in Person Perception
      —David L. Hamilton
    • Parallel Processing in Person Perception: Implications for Two-Stage Models of Attribution
      —Ziva Kunda
  3. Interaction Goals and Person Perception
    —James L. Hilton
    • Goal Taxonomies, Then and Now
      —Susan T. Fiske
    • Interaction Goals: Their Structure and Function
      —Mark Snyder
    • Essence and Accident
      —Richard E. Nisbett

II. The Self

  1. The Interface Between Intrapsychic and Interpersonal Processes: Cognition, Emotion, and Self as Adaptations to Other People
    —Roy F. Baumeister
    • Belongingness, Power, and Interpersonal Effectiveness
      —George R. Goethals
    • Intrapsychic and Interpersonal Processes: Cognition, Emotion, and Self as Adaptations to Other People or to Reality?
      —Thane S. Pittman
  2. From Expectancies to Worldviews: Regulatory Focus in Socialization and Cognition
    —E. Tory Higgins
    • From Worldviews to Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes
      —Russell H. Fazio
    • The "Products of Socialization": A Discussion of Self-Regulatory Strategies and Value Systems
      —Meg J. Rohan and Mark P. Zanna
    • Toward the Relational Self
      —Kenneth J. Gergen

III. Social Interaction

  1. Self-Handicapping
    —Robert M. Arkin and Kathryn C. Oleson
    • Would You Believe It's the Pandocrin? Comment on Self-Handicapping
      —Kelly G. Shaver
    • Reflections on Self-Handicapping
      —David J. Schneider
  2. Self-Presentation and the Phenomenal Self: The "Carryover Effect" Revisited
    —Frederick Rhodewalt
    • The Self Is Not a Bowling Ball
      —William B. Swann, Jr.
    • Effects of Self-Presentation Depend on the Audience
      —Dianne M. Tice
  3. The Heterogeneity of Homogeneity
    —Patricia W. Linville
    • The Out-Group Homogeneity Effect and Beyond: On Linville's "The Heterogeneity of Homogeneity"
      —Marilynn B. Brewer
    • Integrating Social and Cognitive Processes Underlying the Out-Group Homogeneity Effect: The Homogeneity of Homogeneity
      —Diane M. Mackie
  4. Caricature Theory
    —Robert P. Abelson

Appendix: The Published Writing of Edward E. Jones

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

John McConnon Darley, PhD, received his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in 1960. He did his graduate work in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard University and received his doctoral degree in 1964. Dr. Darley was then appointed assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University (NYU), where he taught from 1964 to 1968. He later left NYU to become an associate professor of social psychology at Princeton University. Dr. Darley was made professor in 1972, and from 1980 to 1985 served as chairman of the Department of Psychology. In 1989, he was named Dorman T. Warren Professor of Psychology.

Dr. Darley is presently a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the American Psychological Society. In 1989–1990, he served as president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Division 8 of APA). Dr. Darley is a member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychologists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Sociological Association.

With Bibb Latane, Dr. Darley received the AAAS Sociopsychological Essay Prize and the Appleton-Century-Crofts Manuscript Prize. During 1985–1986, Dr. Darley was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 1990, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1997 Dr. Darley was awarded the Distinguished Research Career Award by the Society of Experimental Social Psychologists.

Joel Cooper, PhD, received his bachelor's degree from the City College of New York in 1965 and his doctoral degree from Duke University in 1969. Dr. Cooper met Ned Jones in the fall of 1965, and a friendship that was to last for nearly 30 years was begun. Dr. Cooper went to Princeton University as an assistant professor in 1969 and is currently professor of Psychology at Princeton University. Dr. Cooper has served in visiting professorship positions at University College London, Hebrew University, the East–West Center, Auckland University, and the University of Queensland.

Dr. Cooper is coauthor of an introductory social psychology text and has published numerous articles in the areas of attitude change, cognitive dissonance, gender equity in computer technology, and psychology and law.

Dr. Cooper is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He has served as chair of the Society of Experimental Social Psychologists and is a member of several other organizations, including the Society for Psychological Studies of Social Issues.