As with any major task, there are numerous people to whom we are indebted for their assistance in the preparation of this edited volume. Foremost, we thank Joel Cooper for the encouragement, support, and advice that he provided as a visitor to the Centre for Research on Group Processes, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, during the time that we initially thought about putting together an edited volume on social contextual influences and attitudinal phenomena. We also thank Judi Amsel and Nadine Simms, at Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, for their advice and editorial support throughout the project, and the editors of the Applied Social Research Series, Anthony Pratkanis and Marlene Turner, for their support of the project. We thank Stuart Kinner, Jackie Wellen, and Leda Blackwood for the many hours of editorial assistance that they provided when we were preparing the manuscript for publication. We thank the faculty and graduate members of the social identity and attitudes research group at the University of Queensland--Julie Duck, Katy White, Carol Masel, Jackie Wellen, Blake McKimmie--all of whom have provided an ongoing intellectual environment for this project, and the Australian Research Council, which funded our research on group membership, norms, and attitude--behavior relations. Finally, we thank our families (Martin, Nicholas, Harry, Sophie, and Bee, Jessica, and James) for their continued support and tolerance. Without their support, the project would have been much more difficult to complete in a timely manner.
-- Deborah J. Terry
-- Michael A. Hogg