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Title An atlas of interpersonal situations / Harold H. Kelley ... [and others]
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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Description xii, 506 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part I. Introduction and Theory: 1. Interpersonal situations: the context of social behavior. 2. Outcome interdependence. 3. Interaction conditions and person factors. 4. Exploring the geography of the outcome patterns. Part II. The Situations: Preface to the Entries for the Situations Single Component Patterns: 1. Independence: we go our separate ways. 2. Mutual partner control: I scratch your back, you scratch mine. 3. Corresponding mutual joing control: getting in sync. 4. Conflicting mutual joint control: match or mismatch Two- and three-component patterns: 5. The prisoner's dilemma: me versus we. 6. Threat: trading loyalty for justice. 7. Chicken: death before dishonor. 8. Hero: let's do it your way. 9. Conjunctive problems: together we can do it. 10. Disjunctive problems: either of us can do it. 11. Asymmetric dependence: you're the boss Time-extended patterns: 12. Iterated prisoner's dilemma: united we stand, divided we fall. 13. Investment: building for the future. 14. Delay of gratification: resisting temptation Incomplete information situations. 15. Negotiation: can we agree on a deal? 16. Encounters with strangers: lack of information about a partner. 17. Joint decisions under uncertainty: bird in the hand. 18. Twists of fate: coping with an uncertain future N-person Situations. 19. Third parties: effects of an outsider. 20. N-person prisoner's dilemma: tragedy of the commons Movement from one situation to another. 21. Movement among situations: where do we go from here? Part III. Epilogue
Summary The Atlas of Interpersonal Situations provides a systematic theoretical account for understanding the impact of situations on patterns of social interaction. Structured around descriptions of twenty-one of the most common situations that people encounter in everyday life, the authors aim to provide readers with the tools needed to understand how those situations influence interpersonal behavior. These descriptions are intended to be freestanding, each one providing analysis, research examples, and everyday descriptions of the prototypical situation. The authors build upon the tools of interdependence theory, which stresses the manner in which people's outcomes are determined by the structure of their interaction with each other. This analysis makes clear exactly what is 'social' about 'social psychology'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Interpersonal relations.
Social interaction.
Author Kelley, Harold H.
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LC no. 2002067686
ISBN 0521812526 cased
0521011809 paperback
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