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The Resource Extending psychological frontiers : selected works of Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Michael Gazzaniga, editors ; with an introduction by Henri Zukier

Extending psychological frontiers : selected works of Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Michael Gazzaniga, editors ; with an introduction by Henri Zukier

Label
Extending psychological frontiers : selected works of Leon Festinger
Title
Extending psychological frontiers
Title remainder
selected works of Leon Festinger
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Schachter, Michael Gazzaniga, editors ; with an introduction by Henri Zukier
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning the post-war decades, this unprecedented volume reveals the full scope, diversity, and import of Festinger's work. Its thematic arrangement clarifies the complex network of problems that preoccupied Festinger and the unique imaginative style that characterized his intellect. Whether examining the voting behavior of Catholics and Jews, the meaning of minute eye movements, the decisions of maze-running rats, or the proselytizing behavior of cultists, Festinger consistently transcended the traditional bounds of the discipline. His theory of cognitive dissonance, which describes how people attempt to resolve the tensions that result when they hold simultaneously two inconsistent beliefs, challenged preexisting psychological theories and produced more important ideas and experimentation than any other development in social psychology. Major writings on group dynamics, decision making, and perceptual processes further underscore the impact of Festinger's research not only on psychology, but also on a wide range of intellectual fronts, from literary theory to ethnology and from historical studies to contemporary political analysis
Cataloging source
DLC
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1919-1989
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Festinger, Leon
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM251
LC item number
.F39 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1922-1997
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  • Schachter, Stanley
  • Gazzaniga, Michael S
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  • Social psychology
  • Festinger, Leon
Label
Extending psychological frontiers : selected works of Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Michael Gazzaniga, editors ; with an introduction by Henri Zukier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individual psychology -- Social comparison theory and research -- Cognitive dissonance theory and research -- Perceptual processes -- The human legacy -- A miscellany -- Biographical notes -- Bibliography
Control code
ocm20454031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 589 pages
Isbn
9780871542755
Lccn
89024204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)20454031
Label
Extending psychological frontiers : selected works of Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Michael Gazzaniga, editors ; with an introduction by Henri Zukier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individual psychology -- Social comparison theory and research -- Cognitive dissonance theory and research -- Perceptual processes -- The human legacy -- A miscellany -- Biographical notes -- Bibliography
Control code
ocm20454031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 589 pages
Isbn
9780871542755
Lccn
89024204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)20454031

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