ISBN : 9780190247577
Advances in social-psychological theorizing and research suggest that humans can be viewed as biological beings as well as cultural creatures, rational reasoners as well as emotional enigmas, moral minds as well as amoral agents. Edited by Martijn van Zomeren and John F. Dovidio, The Oxford Handbook of the Human Essence expertly articulates both what social psychology can tell us about the human essence, and the astonishing range of perspectives reflected within this field.
Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction: The Human Essence; John F. Dovidio and Martijn Van Zomeren; SECTION ONE: INDIVIDUALITY; Chapter 2: An Existential Psychological Perspective on the Human Essence; Daniel Sullivan and Roman Palitsky; Chapter 3: Masters of Our Universe: The Existential Animal; Travis Proulx; Chapter 4: Free Will and the Human Essence: Responsible Autonomy, Meaning and Cultural Participation; Roy F. Baumeister; Chapter 5: Essential Self-Evaluation Motives: Caring About Who We Are; Aiden P. Gregg and Constantine Sedikides; Chapter 6: The Tripartite Motivational Human Essence: Value, Control, and Truth Working Together; James F.M. Cornwell and E. Tory Higgins; Chapter 7: People as Penguins: Thermoregulation as Part of the Human Essence; Hans IJzerman and Lotje J. Hogerzeil; Chapter 8: The Obviousness and Obvious Limits of Individuality as Human Essence; Martijn van Zomeren; SECTION TWO: SOCIALITY; Chapter 9: Prosocial Behavior as a Human Essence; David A. Schroeder and William G. Graziano; Chapter 10: The Human Essence in Helping Relations: Belongingness, Independence and Status; Arie Nadler; Chapter 11: Does Aggression Make us Human?; Joseph A. Vandello and Curtis Puryear; Chapter 12: Morality and Social Identity; Naomi Ellemers; Chapter 13: Justice and Human Essence; Tom R. Tyler; Chapter 14: Biology as Destiny or as Freedom? On Reflexivity, Collectivity and the Realization of Human Potential; Stephen Reicher; Chapter 15: Six Social Elements in Search of an Essence; Roger Giner-Sorolla; SECTION THREE: CULTURAL EMBEDDEDNESS; Chapter 16: Talking about Humanness: Is Human Essence Talk a Human Essence?; Yoshihisa Kashima; Chapter 17: Promotion or Preventing Change Through Political Participation: About Political Actors, Movements, and Networks; Bert Klandermans; Chapter 18: Values and the Human Being; Jan Cieciuch and Shalom H. Schwartz; Chapter 19: The Relational Essence of Cultural Psychology: Decolonizing Love and (Well-) Being; Glenn Adams, Sara Estrada-Villalta, and Tugce Kurtis; Chapter 20: Human Essence: Toward a Relational Reconstruction; Kenneth J. Gergen; Chapter 21: Human Essences and Cultural Embeddedness: A Gene-Culture Co-Evolution Perspective; Ronald Fischer; Chapter 22: Human Essence in Conclusion: Why Psychology Needs a Bigger Picture and Some Suggestions on How to Get There; Martijn van Zomeren and John F. Dovidio