Handbook of Social Resource Theory: Theoretical Extensions, by Kjell Törnblom, Ali Kazemi

By Kjell Törnblom, Ali Kazemi

Our lives as people are characterised through construction and use of social assets, fabric (e.g., cash and actual possessions) in addition to immaterial (such as love, wisdom, and power). Distribution and trade of those assets are significant to participants’ actual and psychological healthiness and caliber of lifestyles.

Over the previous 4 a long time, Social source conception (SRT) has advanced to construct very important hyperlinks among social psychology and public coverage, delivering a precious lens for figuring out and addressing social category, inequality, and injustice. the new conceptual and theoretical advancements and destiny clients of this powerful box are on complete demonstrate during this guide of Social source concept. a world, interdisciplinary panel of specialists expands at the pioneering paintings of the overdue Dr. Uriel Foa and his spouse Edna Foa, beginning with the fundamental constitution of SRT. The guide contains integrations of SRT with different social medical frameworks, analyses of organizational and cultural matters, reviews of empirical study utilizing a number of tools, in addition to purposes to diversified parts 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 degrees, the guide of Social source idea extends this proper line of analysis to reinforce the paintings of social psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and public coverage makers.

“The guide provides the fundamental tenets of the social source conception originated from the past due Uriel Foa and offers an authoritative time table for the longer term advancements of this conception. Kjell Törnblom and Ali Kazemi have made an exceptional activity in accumulating an international crew of contributing students representing an excellent mixture of revered and long-standing researchers in social psychology, sociology, psychology, administration, economics and advertising, political technological know-how, heritage, and utilized ethics/philosophy. This guide is a perfect source for researchers, teachers, and graduate scholars in most of these fields with an curiosity in social source theory.”

Edna B. Foa

Professor of scientific Psychology, college of Pennsylvania

“Uriel Foa (1916-1990) constructed social source idea within the Sixties. within the subsequent part century this conception has generated a huge volume of latest information and concept in social, cross-cultural, and academic psychology, in addition to in similar disciplines. It has encouraged paintings on interpersonal relationships, attributions, the certainty of prestige, morality, distributive justice, procedural justice, social dilemmas, interpersonal assessment, biosocial thought, and motion construal. functions in either organizational and academic settings and in advertising experiences point out the theory’s relevance for the “real world.” This quantity edited through Kjell Törnblom and Ali Kazemi is the glorious Festschrift that Foa didn't have, simply because he died while he used to be too younger through modern existence expectancy criteria. It comprises chapters via some of the stars of the fields that social source idea has influenced.”

Harry C. Triandis

Professor Emeritus, college of Illinois

“Forty years in the past Edna and Uriel Foa started to spell out the unwritten social ideas in which we alternate – every day – friendship, details, appreciate, presents, favors and different rewards and punishments. Sociologists, psychologists, economists, and others owe the editors an important debt of gratitude for reminding us of the eloquence and indispensability of the unique paintings on social source idea and for bringing jointly a unique roster of students and scientists to mirror at the thought and to workout it within the carrier of addressing an excellent quantity and diversity of vital social and organizational problems.”

John T. Jost

Professor of Psychology and Politics, big apple University

“What fabric and symbolic items count number as assets? How do assets relate to energy? How can the alternate and distribution of assets be understood in either interpersonal and societal phrases? during this notable quantity, Törnblom and Kazemi assemble a constellation of specialists from quite a few disciplines to deal with questions equivalent to those. Taking as their foundation the vintage assertion by means of Uriel and Edna Foa of the source concept of social trade, the guide strikes via theoretical to sensible analyses and provides either laboratory and box learn performed in a couple of varied international locations. The ebook makes a superb contribution to our realizing of social alternate thought specifically and of social relationships normally. the gathering is either extraordinary and important.”

Faye J Crosby

Professor of Psychology, college of California Santa Cruz

“A travel de strength, this complete quantity provides leading edge insights encouraged via Foa and Foa’s social source idea. Törnblom and Kazemi have introduced jointly a stellar solid to deal with ageless questions about the cornerstones of social existence and supply generative roadmaps for destiny theorizing and study. This quantity is a wealthy source for students in addition to scholars and informed readers who need to know extra in regards to the complexities of social life.”

Linda J. Skitka

Professor of Psychology, collage of Illinois at Chicago

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Conversely, if each is considered separately, we find ourselves burdened with an unmanageably long list of social transactions. Clearly, some resources are more alike than others in terms of their meaning, their use, and the circumstances of their exchange. Saying “Hi,” for example, has more in common with a smile than with the handing out of a five-dollar bill. Exploration of similarities and differences among various transactions has led us to suggest that the resources exchanged in interpersonal encounters could be usefully grouped into six classes: love, status, information, money, goods, and service.

1007/978-1-4614-4175-5_2, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 15 16 Spurred on by the relative success of economists in predicting and controlling behavior in the marketplace, social psychologists have attempted to apply the economic model to noneconomic exchanges, using the same rules for all types of transactions. The assumption that every transaction, both economic and emotional, follows the same rules caused disinterest in the problems of specifying and classifying exactly what is exchanged.

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