Social Cognition: From brains to culture / Edition 3 available in Paperback
How do people make sense of each other? How do people make sense of themselves?
Social cognition attempts to explain the most fundamental of questions. It looks at why other people are not simply ‘objects’ to be perceived and how the social world provides dramatic and complex perspectives on the Self and Others.
The subtitle of this book ‘From Brains to Culture’ reflects the journey that Social Cognition has been on since it first emerged as a dynamic and forward-looking field of research within social psychology. Structured in four clear parts, Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture begins with a clear outline of the basic concepts before moving into more topical sections: understanding individual selves and others, followed by making sense of society. The authors finish by looking beyond cognition to affect and behaviour.
Challenging and rigorous, yet strikingly accessible, this book is essential reading for all students of social psychology from undergraduate to post-graduate and beyond.
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About the Author
Susan T. Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University (Ph.D., Harvard University; honorary doctorates, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands; Universität Basel, Switzerland). She investigates social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neuro-scientific levels. Author of over 300 publications and winner of numerous scientific awards, she has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Sponsored by a Guggenheim, her 2011 Russell-Sage-Foundation book is Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us. Her most recent book is The HUMAN Brand: How We Respond to People, Products, and Companies (with Chris Malone, 2013). With Shelley Taylor, she has written four editions of a classic text: Social Cognition (2013, 4/e) and on her own, three editions of Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology (2013, 3/e). She has lately edited Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom (2008), the Handbook of Social Psychology (2010, 5/e), Social Neuroscience (2011), the Sage Handbook of Social Cognition (2012), and Facing Social Class: How Societal Rank Influences Interaction (2012). Currently an editor of Annual Review of Psychology, PNAS, and Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, she is also President of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Her graduate students arranged for her to win the University’s Mentoring Award, and international advisees arranged for her to win the APS Mentoring Award.
Shelley E. Taylor is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research examines the psychological and social origins and moderators of psychological and biological responses to stress and their health consequences. She focuses especially on socioemotional resources, including optimism, mastery, self-esteem, and social support, and the genetic, early environmental, and neural bases of these resources.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: IntroductionPart 1: Basic Concepts in Social CognitionChapter 2: Dual Modes in Social CognitionChapter 3: Attention and EncodingChapter 4: Representation in MemoryPart 2: Understanding Individual Selves and OthersChapter 5: Self in Social CognitionChapter 6: Attribution processesChapter 7: Heuristics and Shortcuts: Efficiency in Inference and Decision MakingChapter 8: Accuracy and Efficiency in Social InterferencePart 3: Making Sense of SocietyChapter 9: Cognitive Structures of AttitudesChapter 10: Cognitive Processing of AttitudesChapter 11: Stereotyping: Cognition and BiasChapter 12: Prejudice: Interplay of Cognitive and Affective BiasesPart 4: Beyond Social Cognition: Affect and BehaviorChapter 13: From Social Cognition to AffectChapter 14: From Affect to Social CognitionChapter 15: Behaviour and Cognition