Originally published in 1988, the purpose of this book was to explore the interrelations among communication, social cognition and affect. The contributors, selected by the editors, are some of the best known in their fields and they significantly added to the knowledge of this interdisciplinary domain at the time. In late April 1986 the authors met at a conference centre at the University of Kentucky. They presented first drafts of their chapters and exchanged ideas. Out of these interactions came this book, which has a broad interest across several areas of psychology and communication. While answering a number of questions, the authors also posed other questions for future examination.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Preface. 1. Howard E. Sypher, Lewis Donohew and E. Tory Higgins An Overview of the Roles of Social Cognition and Affect in Communication 2. John A. Bargh Automatic Information Processing: Implications for Communication and Affect 3. Walter H. Crockett Schemas, Affect and Communication 4. C. Douglas McCann and E. Tory Higgins Motivation and Affect in Interpersonal Relations: The Role of Personal Orientations and Discrepancies 5. Howard E. Sypher and Beverly Davenport Sypher Affect and Message Generation 6. Charles R. Berger Planning, Affect and Social Action Generation 7. Richard E. Petty, John T. Cacioppo and Jeff A. Kasmer The Role of Affect in the Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion 8. Dolf Zillman Mood Management: Using Entertainment to Full Advantage 9. Marvin Zuckerman Behavior and Biology: Research on Sensation Seeking and Reactions to the Media 10. Lewis Donohew, Seth Finn and William G. Christ "The Nature of News" Revisited: The Roles of Affect, Schemas and Cognition 11. John T. Cacioppo, Richard E. Petty and Louis G. Tassinary Communication, Social Cognition and Affect: A Psychophysiological Approach. Author Index. Subject Index.