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Grounding Sociality: Neurons, Mind, and Culture / Edition 1

Grounding Sociality: Neurons, Mind, and Culture / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781848728998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/11/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gün Semin is an Academy Professor with The Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences at Utrecht University. He has previously served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Psychology at the Free University (1990-2004), where he also was the Research Director (2000-2003) of the Faculty of Psychology and Education. He was also the founding Scientific Director of the Kurt Lewin Institute (1992-1996), the inter-university graduate school in social psychology and its applications and was Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Sciences (SCSS) of the European Science Foundation. His main research interest is in embodied social cognition, communication and language – aside from specific research projects he is currently running on affect and affective processes and action-perception link. He is a widely published author and has developed a linguistic model, which has resulted in the study of language and social cognition. Further information about his research and publications can be obtained via .

Gerald Echterhoff, Dr. habil., Ph.D. (New School for Social Research, New York, 2000), holds a full professorship for social psychology at Münster University, Germany. Before he was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University (2001-2002), assistant professor (wiss. Assistent) at Bielefeld University, Germany (2004-2008), visiting professor at the University of Cologne, Germany (2008), and professor of psychology at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. His research interests include interpersonal communication, shared reality, social influence on memory and judgment, social cognition, and cultural contexts of remembering. In a signature field of investigation, his lab group studies how audience-oriented communication shapes speakers’ own memory and thinking. His research has been published in leading international journals such as Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Social Cognition. He is editor of several volumes including "Kontexte und Kulturen des Erinnerns [Contexts and Cultures of Remembering]" (with Martin Saar; 2002). Also see .

Table of Contents

G.R. Semin, G. Echterhoff , Introduction. Part 1. Foundations of Sociality and Communication. M. Iacoboni, Mirroring as a Key Neural Mechanism of Sociality. G.R. Semin, J.T. Cacioppo, Grounding Intersubjectivity: Biological and Social Bases. M. Graf, S. Schütz-Bosbach, W. Prinz, Motor Representations in the Perception of Actions and Objects: Similarity and Complementarity. Part 2. Sociality and Memory. W. Hirst, A. Brown, On the Virtues of an Unreliable Memory: Its Role in Constructing Sociality. G. Echterhoff, E.T. Higgins, Creating Shared Reality in Communication: Audience-Tuning Effects on Speakers’ Memory. Part 3. Sociality: Underlying Motives, Dialogical Practice and Culture. E.T. Higgins, Sharing Inner States: A Defining Feature of Human Motivation. M.J. Pickering, S. Garrod, The Use of Prediction to Drive Alignment in Dialogue. Y. Kashima, Situated Sociality and Cultural Dynamics: A Puzzle of Necessary Dependency and Perceived Dissociation. Part 4. Evolutionary Perspectives on Sociality. L. Barrett, Too Much Monkey Business. L. Caporael, Sociality Is the Ground: Evolution and Core Group Configurations.

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