This special issue provides a view of the past, present, and future of the field of personality and social psychology as an interdisciplinary endeavor. Collectively, the articles illustrate the vital contributions that can be made pursuing the reciprocal connections between personality/social psychology and psychobiology; developmental psychology; comparative psychology and evolutionary biology; clinical and health psychology; communication studies; organizational studies and systems theory; and cultural anthropology. The papers reflect the collective past and present of the field and set an agenda for a collective future.

chapter |13 pages

Psychobiology and Social Psychology: Past, Present, and Future

ByGary G. Berntson, John T. Cacioppo

chapter |14 pages

Social, Personality, Clinical, and Health Psychology Tributaries: The Merging of a Scholarly “River of Dreams”

ByC. R. Snyder, Howard Tennen, Glenn Affleck, Jen Cheavens

chapter |11 pages

The Study of Groups: Past, Present, and Future

ByJoseph E. McGrath, Holly Arrow, Jennifer L. Berdahl