This book, in honor of David Messick, is about social decisions and the role cooperation plays in social life. Noted contributors who worked with Dave over the years will discuss their work in social judgment, decision making and ethics which was so important to Dave.

The book offers a unique and valuable contribution to the fields of social psychology and organizational behavior. Ethical decision making, a central focus of this volume, is highly relevant to current scholarship and research in both disciplines. The volume will be suitable for graduate level courses in organizational behavior, social psychology, business ethics, and sociology.

chapter 1|10 pages

Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments: Touchpoints and Touchdowns in a Distinguished Scholarly Career

ByRoderick M. Kramer, Ann E. Tenbrunsel, Max H. Bazerman

part |2 pages

Section I. Social Dilemmas

chapter 2|34 pages

Group Discussion and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas: Does the Medium Matter?

ByCharles D. Samuelson and Kristen M. Watrous‑Rodriguez

chapter 3|24 pages

On the Importance of Equality in Social Dilemmas

ByEric Van Dijk, Arjaan P. Wit, Henk A. M. Wilke, and Erik W. de Kwaadsteniet

chapter 4|24 pages

Social and Temporal Orientations in Social Dilemmas

ByPaul A. M. Van Lange, Jeff A. Joireman

chapter 5|22 pages

In the Eye of the Beholder: Payoff Structures and Decision Frames in Social Dilemmas

ByAnn E. Tenbrunsel, Gregory Northcraft

part |2 pages

Section II. Social Values, SocialControl, and Cooperation

chapter 7|24 pages

7Chapter Nonverbal Communication and Detection of Individual Differences in Social Value Orientation

ByGregory P. Shelley, Madeleine Page, Peter Rives, Erin Yeagley, D. Michael Kuhlman

chapter 8|34 pages

Persons, Organizations, and Societies: The Effects of Collectivism and Individualism on Cooperation

ByTerry L. Boles, Huy Le, and Hannah‑Hanh D. Nguyen

chapter 9|34 pages

Attraction to Prospective Dyadic Relationships: Effects of Fate Control, Reflexive Control, and Partner’s Trustworthiness

ByJanusz L. Grzelak, D. Michael Kuhlman, Erin Yeagley, Jeff A. Joireman

part |2 pages

Section III. Ethical Judgments,Fairness, and Equality

chapter 11|26 pages

From Theory to Practice: Messick and Morality

ByKevin W. Gibson, J. Keith Murnighan

chapter 12|24 pages

Fairness and Preference for Underdogs and Top Dogs

ByScott T. Allison, Jeni L. Burnette

chapter 13|18 pages

Meaner Managers: A Consequence of Income Inequality

BySreedhari D. Desai, Arthur P. Brief, Jennifer M. George

part |2 pages

Section IV. Commentary and Reflections

chapter 15|3 pages

Retrospection on a Career in Social Psychology

ByDavid M. Messick

chapter |22 pages


chapter |3 pages