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Most Underappreciated50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work$
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Robert Arkin

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.001.0001

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Episodes in the Mind

Episodes in the Mind

Or, Beware when the Paradigm Shifts …!

(p.137) Episodes in the Mind
Most Underappreciated

Joseph P. Forgas

Oxford University Press

Joseph P. Forgas reflects on his most underappreciated work: his doctoral research on group polarization. He first discusses the “crisis” in social psychology during the mid-1970s, mainly stemming from three factors: uncertainties in what to do and how to do it, the rejection of the experimental method, and the shifting paradigm. He then explains his use of individual differences multidimensional scaling to analyze and represent mental representations of social episodes that occur in people's daily lives.

Keywords:   Joseph P. Forgas, group polarization, social psychology, individual differences, multidimensional scaling, mental representations, social episodes

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