This collection, published in 1988, brings an invative perspective to research in social cognition. It assembles fifteen chapters by many leading scholars in the field, which together provide an invative and integrative analysis of the phemen of human kwledge. Three themes dominate the book. The first concerns the nature of kwledge and the way it differs from cognition. The second concerns the issue of generality versus specificity in conceptions of social kwledge. Finally, the third theme concerns the fundamental question of kwledge validity. The volume as a whole refreshingly broadens the scope of social psychological inquiry and opens up exciting areas of study.