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Cooperation : a powerful force in human relations

Author: John L Sullivan; Mark Snyder; Brandon Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Sullivan; Mark Snyder; Brandon Sullivan
ISBN: 9781405158763 140515876X 1405158778 9781405158770
OCLC Number: 123798647
Description: pages cm
Contents: Notes on Contributors. Preface. 1. The Centrality of Cooperation in the Functioning of Individuals and Groups: Brandon A. Sullivan (University of Minnesota), Mark Snyder (University of Minnesota), and John L. Sullivan (University of Minnesota). Part I: What Is it About People That Leads Them to Cooperate?:. 2. Logical and Paradoxical Effects: Understanding Cooperation in Terms of Prosocial and Proself Orientations: Paul A. M. Van Lange (Free University, Amsterdam). 3. Evolutionary Psychology and a More Satisfactory Model of Human Agency: James Hanley (Adrian College, Michigan), Jason Hartwig (University of Oregon), John Orbell (University of Oregon), and Tomonori Morikawa (Waseda University, Tokyo). Part II: What Are the Developmental Precursors of Cooperation and Conflict?:. 4. Empathy-Related and Prosocial Responding: Conceptions and Correlates During Development: Nancy Eisenberg (Arizona State University) and Natalie D. Eggum (Arizona State University). 5. Emotion, Affect Displacement, Conflict, and Cooperation: Michael A. Milburn (University of Massachusetts at Boston) and Jonathan Liss (University of Massachusetts at Boston). 6. Altruism and Cooperation: Kristen Renwick Monroe (University of California at Irvine) and Alexis Etow (Princeton University). Part III: How and Why Do People Cooperate Within Their Group?:. 7. The Psychology of Cooperation: Tom R. Tyler (New York University). 8. Voice, Validation, and Legitimacy: John R. Hibbing (University of Nebraska at Lincoln) and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse (University of Nebraska at Lincoln). Part IV: What Conditions Promote or Impede Cooperation Between Diverse Groups?:. 9. Cooperation, Common Identity, and Intergroup Contact: John F. Dovidio (University of Connecticut), Samuel L. Gaertner (University of Delaware), and Victoria M. Esses (University of Western Ontario). 10. The Segregation Paradox: Neighborhoods and Interracial Contact in Multiethnic America: J. Eric Oliver (University of Chicago) and Shang E. Ha (Yale University). Part V: What Are the Causes and Consequences of Cooperation and Conflict in the Workplace?:. 11. The Paradox of Conflict in Groups: Conflict With Trust Is the Basis for Deep-Level Cooperation in Work Groups: Sarah Ronson (London Business School) and Randall S. Peterson (London Business School). 12. Generative Leadership in Business Organizations: Enhancing Employee Cooperation and Well-Being Through High-Quality Relationships: Amy E. Colbert (University of Notre Dame), Joyce E. Bono (University of Minnesota), and Radostina K. Purvanova (University of Minnesota). 13. Spillovers From Cooperative and Democratic Workplaces: Have the Benefits Been Oversold?: Edward S. Greenberg (University of Colorado at Boulder). Part VI: How Does Cooperation Promote the Health of Individuals and Communities?:. 14. Long-Term Benefits of Habitual Helping: Doing Well by Doing Good: Jane Allyn -Piliavin (University of Wisconsin). 15. Cooperation With and Without Trust: Evidence From Local Settings: Wendy M. Rahn (University of Minnesota). Part VII: What Is the Role of Cooperation in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution?:. 16. Cooperation in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: Kathleen M. O'Connor (Cornell University). 17. Structural and Contextual Conditions and Negotiation Outcomes in Violent Armed Conflicts: Patrick M. Regan (Binghamton University). Part VIII: How Does Cooperation Promote the Well-Being and Happiness of Individuals and Nations?:. 18. The Politics of Human Happiness: Benjamin Radcliff (University of Notre Dame). 19. The Well-Being of Nations: Linking Together Trust, Cooperation, and Democracy: William Tov (University of Illinois) and Ed Diener (University of Illinois). 20: The Political Psychology of Cooperation: Synthesis and Prospects: Brandon A. Sullivan (University of Minnesota), Mark Snyder (University of Minnesota), John L. Sullivan (University of Minnesota), and Christopher Chapp (University of Minnesota). Index...
Responsibility: edited by John L. Sullivan, Mark Snyder & Brandon Sullivan.


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