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The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

Theories of Social Psychology: An Introduction
Theories of social psychology: An introduction
Paul A.M.Van Lange, Arie W.Kruglanksi, and E. ToryHiggins

The advancement of theory is a key goal of science. Ideally, theory helps us explain particular events and phenomena and find the underlying truth, beyond surface appearances. Theory helps us see the coherent structures in seemingly chaotic environments and make inroads into previously uncharted domains, thus affording progress in the way we understand the world around us. Because it elucidates the causal mechanisms that produce manifest effects, theory points to ways of intervening in phenomena and changing the course of events; hence, theory is of essential pragmatic value and constitutes an indispensable tool for application.

This book is about theories of social psychology, a field broadly defined by ...

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