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Whatever your reasons, kind reader, for reading these words, -what- ever your premises about forewords, whatever the epistemic motivation with which you approach them-Iet me urge you to turn immediately to Kruglanski's first chapter and skim it. If any enthusiasm for sodal psy- chology flows in your veins, you will certainly proceed then to read further in this important b ...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published August 31st 1989 by Springer
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Review: An excellent and in-depth overview of Kruglanski's theory of lay epistemics. Kruglanski apparently believes that his theory can be applied to almost everything in psychology - specifically that epistemic motivations moderate several effects from Festinger's theory of social comparison to stereotype-based judgments. In most instances, Kruglanski is able to point to evidence supporting his case.

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