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 relevant to participants’ actual and psychological well-being and caliber of lifestyles.

Over the prior 4 a long time, Social source conception (SRT) has developed to construct important hyperlinks among social psychology and public coverage, offering a necessary lens for realizing and addressing social category, inequality, and injustice. the new conceptual and theoretical advancements and destiny customers of this powerful box are on complete demonstrate during this guide of Social source idea. a global, 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 clinical frameworks, analyses of organizational and cultural matters, experiences of empirical study utilizing numerous equipment, in addition to purposes to diverse components 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 thought extends this suitable line of research to reinforce the paintings of social psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and public coverage makers.

“The instruction manual offers the fundamental tenets of the social source conception originated from the overdue Uriel Foa and gives an authoritative time table for the longer term advancements of this conception. Kjell Törnblom and Ali Kazemi have made a great activity in collecting a world staff of contributing students representing a great mixture of revered and long-standing researchers in social psychology, sociology, psychology, administration, economics and advertising, political technology, background, and utilized ethics/philosophy. This guide is a perfect source for researchers, teachers, and graduate scholars in a lot of these fields with an curiosity in social source theory.”

Edna B. Foa

Professor of medical Psychology, collage of Pennsylvania

“Uriel Foa (1916-1990) built social source thought within the Nineteen Sixties. within the subsequent part century this idea has generated a huge volume of latest info and concept in social, cross-cultural, and academic psychology, in addition to in similar disciplines. It has encouraged paintings on interpersonal relationships, attributions, the knowledge of prestige, morality, distributive justice, procedural justice, social dilemmas, interpersonal overview, biosocial thought, and motion construal. purposes in either organizational and academic settings and in advertising and marketing experiences point out the theory’s relevance for the “real world.” This quantity edited through Kjell Törnblom and Ali Kazemi is the fantastic Festschrift that Foa didn't have, simply because he died while he was once too younger by way of modern existence expectancy criteria. It comprises chapters through some of the stars of the fields that social source thought 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 through which we exchange – every day – friendship, details, recognize, presents, favors and different rewards and punishments. Sociologists, psychologists, economists, and others owe the editors an immense debt of gratitude for reminding us of the eloquence and indispensability of the unique paintings on social source concept and for bringing jointly a unique roster of students and scientists to mirror at the conception and to workout it within the provider of addressing an fantastic quantity and diversity of significant social and organizational problems.”

John T. Jost

Professor of Psychology and Politics, long island 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 extraordinary quantity, Törnblom and Kazemi assemble a constellation of specialists from a number of disciplines to deal with questions akin to those. Taking as their foundation the vintage assertion by way of Uriel and Edna Foa of the source thought of social trade, the instruction manual strikes via theoretical to sensible analyses and provides either laboratory and box study carried out in a couple of diverse nations. The booklet makes an outstanding contribution to our figuring out of social trade idea specifically and of social relationships as a rule. the gathering is either notable and important.”

Faye J Crosby

Professor of Psychology, collage of California Santa Cruz

“A travel de strength, this accomplished quantity offers innovative insights encouraged via Foa and Foa’s social source thought. Törnblom and Kazemi have introduced jointly a stellar forged to deal with ageless questions on the cornerstones of social existence and supply generative roadmaps for destiny theorizing and learn. This quantity is a wealthy source for students in addition to scholars and trained 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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Ambivalence regarding 2 Resource Theory of Social Exchange 21 Fig. 2 How much does one gain or lose by giving to others Fig. ” Still, less ambivalence is found in information, although some erroneous, misleading, or ambiguous item may be included in a given transmission of information. ” Money exchange allows no ambivalence since giving money appears to exclude taking it away. Ranking of resources by decreasing degree of ambivalence has so far followed the structural order. If this rule is valid for the remaining resources, ambivalence will increase as we approach the most particularistic resource, love, from the other side of circle.

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