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Aging Couples: Benefits and Costs of Long Intimate Relations  

Victoria I. Michalowski, Denis Gerstorf, and Christiane A. Hoppmann

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Jun 2018
Aging does not occur in isolation, but often involves significant others such as spouses. Whether such dyadic associations involve gains or losses depends on a myriad of factors, including ... More

Attitudes  

Lukas J. Wolf, Geoff Haddock, and Greg Maio

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Cognitive Consistency in Social Cognition  

Skylar M. Brannon and Bertram Gawronski

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Mar 2018
The desire to maintain consistency between cognitions has been recognized by many psychologists as an important human motive. Research on this topic has been highly influential in a ... More

Collective Mobilization and Social Protest  

Martijn van Zomeren

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Oct 2017
The social psychology of collective mobilization and social protest reflects a long-standing interest within this discipline in the larger question of how social change comes about through ... More

Communication and Intergroup Relations  

Jake Harwood

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Mar 2018
The subfield of communication and intergroup relations attempts to disentangle the ways in which human message exchange is influenced by, and itself affects, relations between social ... More

Compliance and Social Psychology  

Chad R. Mortensen and Robert B. Cialdini

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Please check back later for the full article. It is ... More

Conflict Management  

Patricia Elgoibar, Martin Euwema, and Lourdes Munduate

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Jun 2017
Conflicts are part of nature and certainly part of human relations, between individuals, as well as within and between groups. Conflicts occur in every domain of life: family, work, and ... More

Critical Role of Social–Cognitive Age Representations  

Alison Chasteen, Maria Iankilevitch, Jordana Schiralli, and Veronica Bergstrom

In 2016, Statistics Canada released the results of the most recent census. For the first time ever, the proportion of Canadians aged 65-plus years surpassed the proportion aged 15 and ... More

Dual Process Models of Persuasion  

Andrew Luttrell

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Sep 2018
Issues of attitudes and attitude change are the foundation of many social processes. Psychologists have long sought to understand people’s opinions and evaluations and many studies have ... More

Empathy and Altruism  

Eric L. Stocks and David A. Lishner

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Oct 2018
The term empathy has been used as a label for a broad range of phenomena, including feeling what another person is feeling, understanding another person’s point of view, and imagining ... More

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