Personality and Social Psychology: The State of the Union

Kay Deaux, Mark Snyder

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In this epilogue to the Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology, we reflect on how the contributions to the Handbook illustrate the ways in which personality and social psychology relate to and contribute to each other. Among the patterns of conjunction reflected in these contributions are bridges (joining distinct social and personality perspectives on a substantive area), combined territories (with relatively seamless mergers between fields), and ravines (where the distance between fields has been substantial but where developmental opportunities exist). We also assess the roles played by professional associations, scientific journals and edited collections, departmental structures, funding agencies, and educational and training programs as they facilitate or inhibit integrative work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940905
ISBN (Print)9780195398991
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Bridges
  • Combined territories
  • Departmental structures
  • Educational programs
  • Funding agencies
  • Integrative perspectives
  • Professional associations
  • Ravines
  • Scientific journals


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