The ?integration paper? should discuss and synthesize material from across different topics on the list(topic list attached – please notify me if any article cannot be found online). As one suggested outline, the paper could begin by reviewing the assumptions, scope, and key concepts of three different theories from three different topics of the semester selected for integration. After explicating the different theoretical positions, common themes across the theories could be traced and comparisons and/or contrasts of the different theoretical perspectives could be made. In addition, a broader organization that can incorporate the selected theories could be developed, or other creative integration attempts could be made.
Historical & Methodological perspectives
Cartwright, D. (1979). Contemporary social psychology in historical perspective. Social Psychology Quarterly, 42, 82-93.
Aronson, E. (1977). Research in social psychology as a leap of faith. PSPB, 3, 190-195.
Allport, G. W. (1985). The historical background of social psychology. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.), The handbook of social psychology (3rd ed., Vol. I, pp. 1-46). New York: Random House.
Gergen, K. J. (1973). Social psychology as history. JPSP, 26, 309-320.
Schlenker, B. R. (1974). Social psychology and science. JPSP, 29, 1-15.
Berscheid, E. (1992). A glance back at a quarter century of social psychology. JPSP, 63, 525-533.
Yang, Y-J., & Chiu, C-Y. (2009). Mapping the structure and dynamics of psychological knowledge: Forty years of APA journal citations (1970-2009). Review of General Psychology, 13, 349-356.
Lewin’s legacy, Field theory, & Social psychology
Lewin, K. (1951). In D. Cartwright (Ed.), Field theory in social science: Selected theoretical papers by Kurt Lewin (pp. vii-xv, 1-4, 26-42, 168-169, 238-256). New York: Harper & Row.
Chein, I., Cook, S. W., & Harding, J. (1948). The field of action research. American Psychologist, 3, 43-50.
Gold, M. (1992). Metatheory and field theory in social psychology: Relevance or elegance? Journal of Social Issues, 48, 67-78.
Kruglanski, A. W. (2001). That ?vision thing?: The state of theory in social and personality psychology at the edge of the new millennium. JPSP, 80, 871-875.
Attitudes & Evaluations
Katz, D. (1960). The functional approach to the study of attitudes. Public Opinion Quarterly, 24, 163-204.
Wicker, A. W. (1969). Attitudes versus actions: The relationship of verbal and overt behavioral responses to attitude objects. Journal of Social Issues, 25, 41-78.
Ajzen, I., & Fishbein, M. (1977). Attitude-behavior relations: A theoretical analysis and review of empirical research. Psychological Bulletin, 84, 888-918.
Eagly, A. H., & Chaiken, S. (1998). Attitude structure and function. Handbook, pp. 269-322.
Social influence & Persuasion
Kelman, H. C. (1961). Processes of opinion change. Public Opinion Quarterly, 25, 57-78.
Milgram, S. (1963). Behavioral study of obedience. JASP, 67, 371-378.
Bettleheim, B. (1943). Individual and mass behavior in extreme situations. JASP, 38, 417-452.
Cialdini, R. B., & Trost, M. R. (1998). Social influence: Social norms, conformity, and compliance. Handbook, pp. 151-192.
Petty, R. E., & Wegener, D. T. (1998). Attitude change: Multiple roles for persuasion variables. Handbook, pp. 323-390.
Cognitive dissonance, Self-perception, and Self-affirmation
Festinger, L. (1957). A theory of cognitive dissonance. Evanston, IL: Row, Peterson and Co. Chapters 1, 2, 4, 6, 11.
Festinger, L., & Carlsmith, J. M. (1959). Cognitive consequences of forced compliance. JASP, 58, 203-210.
Bem, D. J. (1967). Self-perception: An alternative interpretation of cognitive dissonance phenomena. Psychological Review, 74, 183-200.
Steele, C. M. (1988). The psychology of self-affirmation: Sustaining the integrity of the self. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 21, pp. 261-302). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Egan, L. C., Santos, L. R., & Bloom, P. (2007). The origins of cognitive dissonance: Evidence from children and monkeys. Psychological Science, 18, 978-983.
Heider, F. (1958). The psychology of interpersonal relations. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Chapters 1-4 (especially 2 & 4), skim chapters 5 & 6.
Kelley, H. H. (1967). Attribution theory in social psychology. In D. Levine (Ed.), Nebraska symposium on motivation, 1967 (pp. 192-240). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
Storms, M. D., & Nisbett, R. E. (1970). Insomnia and the attribution process. JPSP, 16, 319-328.
Weiner, B. (1985). An attributional theory of achievement motivation and emotion. Psychological Review, 92, 548-573.
Asch, S. (1946). Forming impressions of personality. JASP, 41, 258-290.
Nisbett, R. E., & Wilson, T. D. (1977). Telling more than we can know: Verbal reports on mental processes. Psychological Review, 84, 231-259.
Fiske, S. T. (1992). Thinking is for doing: Portraits of social cognition from daguerreotype to laserphoto. JPSP, 63, 877-889.
Higgins, E. T. (1996). Knowledge activation: accessibility, applicability, and salience. Social psychology, pp. 133-168.
Devine, P. G. (1989). Stereotypes and prejudice: Their automatic and controlled components. JPSP, 56, 5-18.
Emotion, Mental states, & Expectancies
Zajonc, R. B. (1980). Feeling and thinking: Preferences need no inferences. American Psychologist, 35, 151-175.
Schwarz, N., & Clore, G. L. (1996). Feelings and phenomenal experiences. Social psychology, pp. 433-465.
Schachter, S., & Singer, J. E. (1962). Cognitive, social, and physiological determinants of emotional state. Psychological Review, 69, 379-399.
Snyder, M. (1984). When belief creates reality. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 18, pp. 247-305). New York: Academic Press.
Balance theory & Social comparison processes
Heider, F. (1958). The psychology of interpersonal relations. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Chapters 7, 8, 12; skim chapters 9-11.
Festinger, L. (1954). A theory of social comparison processes. Human Relations, 7, 117-140.
Cialdini, R. B., Borden, R. J., Thorne, A., Walker, M. R., Freeman, S., & Sloan, L. R. (1976). Basking in reflected glory: Three (football) field studies. JPSP, 34, 366-375.
Wills, T. A. (1981). Downward comparison principles in social psychology. Psychological Bulletin, 90, 245-271.
Attraction & Interpersonal processes
Berscheid, E., & Reis, H. T. (1998). Attraction and close relationships. Handbook, pp. 193-281.
Thibaut, J. W., & Kelley, H. H. (1959). The social psychology of groups (pp. 1-30). New York: Wiley.
Adams, J. S. (1965). Inequity in social exchange. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 267-299). New York: Academic Press.
Clark, M. S., & Mills, J. (1979). Interpersonal attraction in exchange and communal relationships. JPSP, 37, 12-24.
Asch, S. E. (1956). Studies of independence and conformity: I. A minority of one against a unanimous majority. Psychological Monographs, 70(9), 1-36, 51-53.
Schachter, S. (1959). The psychology of affiliation. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Chapters 1-4.
Sherif, M. (1956). Experiments in group conflict. Scientific American, 195, 54-58.
Tajfel, H., & Turner, J. C. (1986). The social identity theory of intergroup behavior. In S. Worchel & W. G. Austin (Eds.), Psychology of intergroup relations (2nd ed., pp. 7-24). Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall.
Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., Stallworth, L. M., & Malle, B. F. (1994). Social dominance orientation: A personality variable predicting social and political attitudes. JPSP, 67, 741-763.
Personality & Issues related to the self
Snyder, M., & Ickes, W. (1985). Personality and social behavior. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.), The handbook of social psychology (3rd ed., Vol. II, pp. 883-947). New York: Random House.
Fleeson, W. (2004). Moving personality beyond the person-situation debate: The challenge and the opportunity of within-person variability. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13, 83-87.
Swann, W. B., Jr., & Seyle, C. (2005). Personality psychology?s comeback and its emerging symbiosis with social psychology. PSPB, 31, 155-165.
Higgins, E. T. (1989). Self-discrepancy theory: What patterns of self-beliefs cause people to suffer? In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 22, pp. 93-136). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. American Psychologist, 55, 68-78.