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Contents: Introduction. Strangers to Ourselves: The Shortcomings of Introspection. Mythical Memories: Reconstructing the Past in the Present. Taking the Edge Off Adversity: The Psychological Immune System. Believing Is Seeing: Partisan Perceptions of Media Bias. Frames of Mind: Taking Risks or Playing Safe? Clashing Cognitions: When Actions Prompt Attitudes. Baptism of Fire: When Suffering Leads to Liking. Taking the Magic Out of the Markers: The Hidden Cost of Rewards. The Calvinist's Conundrum: Unconsciously Engineering Good Omens. Pitfalls of Purpose: Ironic Processes in Mood Control. Familiarity Breeds Liking: The Positive Effects of Mere Exposure. Beneath the Mask: Tools for Detecting Hidden Prejudice. I Think, Therefore I Act: Priming Intelligence With Social Stereotypes. What Did You Expect?: The Behavioral Confirmation of the Physical Attractiveness Stereotype. Good Vibes: Insights Into Belief in Mental Telepathy. The Eye Is Quicker Than the Mind: Believing Precedes Unbelieving. Going Along to Get Along: Conformity to Group Norms. The Unhurried Samaritan: When Context Determines Character. Who Me?: The Failure of Bystanders to Intervene in Emergencies. Love Thy Neighbor or Thyself?: Empathy as a Source of Altruism. Just Following Orders: A Shocking Demonstration of Obedience to Authority. Hooded Hoodlums: The Role of Deindividuation in Antisocial Behavior. The Burglar's Situation: Actor-Observer Differences in Explaining Behavior. Of Cockroaches and Men: Social Enhancement and Inhibition of Performance. "We're Number One!": Basking in Others' Glory. Ackmians Are From Mars, Orinthians Are From Venus: Gender Stereotypes as Role Rationalizations. When Two Become One: Expanding the Self to Include the Other. The Wrath of the Rejected: Being Shut Out Makes One Lash Out. Revelations.


"A pleasure to read, a delight to recommend."
-Mark Lepper, Ph.D.
Stanford University

"An absorbing account of some of the best research that social psychology has to offer. Highly recommended!"
-Constantine Sedikides, Ph.D.
University of Southampton, UK

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