Alternatives to Cognition: A New Look at Explaining Human Social Behavior [NOOK Book]

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Presents a thoughtful open-minded approach, beyond that of conventional cognitivism, using alternative perspectives such as socio-cultural contexts and social interaction, to explain behavior. For social and exptl. psychologists, and clinicians.

Incl. distinguishing between commonsense & scientific explanations, behaving independent of conscious thought etc.

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Alternatives to Cognition: A New Look at Explaining Human Social Behavior

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Overview

Presents a thoughtful open-minded approach, beyond that of conventional cognitivism, using alternative perspectives such as socio-cultural contexts and social interaction, to explain behavior. For social and exptl. psychologists, and clinicians.

Incl. distinguishing between commonsense & scientific explanations, behaving independent of conscious thought etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134805778
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 172
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Cognitive Dominance: The Centrality of Cognitive Explanations in Social Psychology 1
2 Science and Explanation: Distinguishing Between Commonsense Description and Scientific Explanation 18
3 Setting Limits: Improving the Existing Cognitive Models 35
4 Thinking Makes It So: The Presumption That Cognition Causes Everything 44
5 Unconscious Cognition: Elaboration of Ideas to Shore Up a Failing Paradigm 58
6 Unseating Cognition: Behaving Independently of Conscious Thought 69
7 Rationality: The Essential Human Characteristic? 80
8 The Politics of Cognition: On the Fatal Attractiveness of Cognitive Models 97
9 New Directions: Alternatives to a Monolithic Psychology of Cognition 112
References 125
Author Index 151
Subject Index 159
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