The articles selected include influential theories and conceptual reviews, feature empirical articles on edgy new theories, showcase state-of-the-art methodological advances and cover topics of perennial interest in the field.
Volume One: General Principles covers major theories that advanced the field's thinking, including some that sparked much debate.
Volume Two: Cognition includes the latest advances in the thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes that pertain to the social world and cover topics such as person perception, social cognition and attitudes.
Volume Three: Emotion provides a much-needed collection of the surge in recent years in theory and debate related to emotion.
Volume Four: Motivation includes articles on implementation intentions, the need for positive self-regard, justifiable busyness and self-affirmation.
Interpersonal relations are at the heart of the field so Volume Five: Interpersonal Processes is rich with the latest work on topics such as forgiveness, liking, rejection, aggression, prejudice, intergroup relations, sex and morality.