This collection features articles that have shown a significant impact on the field of social cognition. The articles are organized into eight major sections: (1) social information processing; (2) cognitive representation of social information; (3) activation and use of cognitive representations; (4) nonconscious and automatic processing; (5) impression formation and judgment; (6) dispositional inference and attribution; (7) goals and motivated processing, and (8) reconstructing the past and future issues. The organization of the book reflects a comprehensive overview of the field of social cognition.
Table of Contents
Processing Information from the Social World. Cognitive Representation of Social Information. Activation and Use of Cognitive Representations. Nonconscious and Automatic Processing. Dispositional Inference and Attribution. Impression Formation and Judgment. Stereotypes. Motivational Effects on Information Processing. Reconstructing the Past, Anticipating the Future.