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Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Christopher R. Agnew, Donal E. Carlston, William G. Graziano, and Janice R. Kelly


The inaugural Purdue Symposium on Psychological Sciences (PSPB) gathered leading thinkers in social psychology to consider theoretical and empirical issues relevant to behavior, across the field and with respect to various subfields of social psychological inquiry. This volume presents the contributions of the PSPS symposium participants. Each contributor highlights theoretical and/or measurement issues about behavior, including how behavior is treated in current social psychological theory and research. The book's coverage of behavior is divided into two overarching sections: (1) behavior and ... More

Keywords: behavior, behavioral antecedents, behavioral assessment, behavioral consequences, inter-individual processes, intra-individual processes, measurement, personality psychology, social psychology, theories of behavior

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377798
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher R. Agnew, editor

Donal E. Carlston, editor

William G. Graziano, editor

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I Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

1 Behavior and Miracles

Christopher R. Agnew, Donal E. Carlston, William G. Graziano, and Janice R. Kelly

3 Behavioral Assessment Practices Among Social Psychologists Who Study Small Groups

Richard L. Moreland, Joshua D. Fetterman, Jeffrey J. Flagg, and Kristina L. Swanenburg

II Behavior and Intra-Individual Processes

4 Individuals, Behavior, and What Lies Between the Two

Donal E. Carlston, and William G. Graziano

6 Unconscious Behavioral Guidance Systems

John A. Bargh, and Ezequiel Morsella

7 Does Emotion Cause Behavior (Apart from Making People Do Stupid, Destructive Things)?

Roy F. Baumeister, C. Nathan DeWall, Kathleen D. Vohs, and Jessica L. Alquist

8 How to Maximize Implementation Intention Effects

Peter M. Gollwitzer, Frank Wieber, Andrea L. Myers, and Sean M. McCrea

III Behavior and Inter-Individual Processes

18 Mind–Behavior Relations in Attachment Theory and Research

Phillip R. Shaver, and Mario Mikulincer

19 Grounding Social Psychology in Behavior in Daily Life: The Case of Conflict and Distress in Couples

Niall Bolger, Gertraud Stadler, Christine Paprocki, and Anita DeLongis

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