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- DescriptionOur lives as human beings are characterized by production and use of social resources, material (e.g., money and physical possessions) as well as immaterial (such as love, kwledge, and power). Distribution and exchange of these resources are central to individuals' physical and mental health and quality of life. Over the past four decades, Social Resource Theory (SRT) has evolved to build vital links between social psychology and public policy, providing a valuable lens for understanding and addressing social class, inequality, and injustice. The recent conceptual and theoretical developments and future prospects of this robust field are on full display in this Handbook of Social Resource Theory. An international, interdisciplinary panel of experts expands on the pioneering work of the late Dr. Uriel Foa and his wife Edna Foa, starting with the basic structure of SRT. The Handbook includes integrations of SRT with other social scientific frameworks, analyses of organizational and cultural issues, reports of empirical research using various methods, as well as applications to different areas including: * Social justice* Quality of life* Interpersonal relationships* Social dilemmas* Stress management* Work satisfaction* Cognitive development* Consumer behavior* Cross-cultural behavior Covering human social transactions from the interpersonal to the intercultural levels, the Handbook of Social Resource Theory extends this relevant line of study to enhance the work of social psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and public policy makers. The Handbook presents the basic tenets of the social resource theory originated from the late Uriel Foa and provides an authoritative agenda for the future developments of this theory. Kjell Tornblom and Ali Kazemi have made an excellent job in gathering a global group of contributing scholars representing an outstanding mix of respected and long-standing researchers in social psychology, sociology, psychology, management, ecomics and marketing, political science, history, and applied ethics/philosophy. This Handbook is an ideal resource for researchers, instructors, and graduate students in all these fields with an interest in social resource theory. Edna B. Foa Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Uriel Foa (1916-1990) developed social resource theory in the 1960s. In the next half century this theory has generated an ermous amount of new data and theory in social, cross-cultural, and educational psychology, as well as in related disciplines. It has inspired work on interpersonal relationships, attributions, the understanding of status, morality, distributive justice, procedural justice, social dilemmas, interpersonal evaluation, biosocial theory, and action construal. Applications in both organizational and educational settings and in marketing studies indicate the theory's relevance for the real world. This volume edited by Kjell Tornblom and Ali Kazemi is the wonderful Festschrift that Foa did t have, because he died when he was too young by contemporary life expectancy standards. It includes chapters by many of the stars of the fields that social resource theory has influenced. Harry C. Triandis Professor Emeritus, University of Illiis Forty years ago Edna and Uriel Foa began to spell out the unwritten social rules by which we trade - on a daily basis - friendship, information, respect, gifts, favors and other rewards and punishments. Sociologists, psychologists, ecomists, and others owe the editors a tremendous debt of gratitude for reminding us of the eloquence and indispensability of the original work on social resource theory and for bringing together a distinguished roster of scholars and scientists to reflect on the theory and to exercise it in the service of addressing an astonishing number and variety of important social and organizational problems. John T. Jost Professor of Psychology and Politics, New Y
- Author BiographyAli Kazemi received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Gothenburg University and is Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Dean for the Faculty Board of Education, Health and Social Sciences at University of Skovde in Sweden. His dissertation on fairness in social dilemmas received the 'Best 2007 Dissertation Award'. He has been the incumbent of several academic positions at the Universities of Skovde, Gothenburg, and Jonkoping, as well as at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. He has conducted and published basic and applied research within the areas of social justice, well-being, decision making in social dilemmas, and attitude and behavior change. Kazemi has authored/co-edited four books, serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Conflict and Reconciliation, and is the Editor-in-Chief with Tornblom for Social Justice Research. Kjell Tornblom received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia where Uriel Foa was one of his teachers at the doctoral program in social psychology. They have since collaborated on several publications. Tornblom has co-edited three books (e.g., Distributive and Procedural Justice: Research and Social Applications, with Riel Vermunt) and a number of theme issues of Social Justice Research for which he and Ali Kazemi are now Editors-in-Chief. Tornblom's research on social justice, resource theory, conflict, intergroup relations, and theory integration has been published in various professional journals and as book chapters. He has held positions at universities in the US, Sweden and Canada, is now a Professor Emeritus and also affiliated as a guest researcher with ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich).
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication06/11/2012
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleCritical Issues in Social Justice
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note27 black & white illustrations, 20 black & white tables, biography
- Weight1069 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Edited byAli Kazemi,Kjell Tornblom
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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