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Social cognition : from brains to culture

Social cognition : from brains to culture

Author: Susan T Fiske; Shelley E Taylor
Publisher: Boston, Mass. ; London : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2010.
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Describes the link between neuroscience and culture. This text highlights the advanced research in social neuropsychology, mainstream experimental social-cognitive psychology, and cultural psychology.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan T Fiske; Shelley E Taylor
ISBN: 9780071311496 0071311491 9780073405520 0073405523
OCLC Number: 963576150
Description: xii, 540 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Approaches to studying the social thinker --
The ebb and flow of cognition in psychology --
What is social cognition? --
People are not things --
Cultures matter --
Summary --
Pt. I. Basic concepts in social cognition: 2. Dual modes in social cognition: Automatic processes --
Controlled processes --
Motivations influence which modes operate --
Models of both automatic and controlled processes --
Summary --
3. Attention and encoding: Salience : a property of stimuli in context --
Vividness : an inherent property of stimuli --
Accessibility : a property of categories in our heads --
Direct perception : not just in our heads --
Faces : the focus of social attention --
4. Representation in memory: Associative networks organizing memory --
Procedural and declarative memory : what memory does --
Parallel versus serial processing : coordinating memory processes --
Embodied memory : including physical representation --
Social memory structures : why social memory matters --
Summary --
Pt. II. Topics in social cognition : from self to society: 5. Self in social cognition: Mental representations of the self --
Self-regulation --
Motivation and self-regulation --
The self as a reference point --
Summary --
6. Attribution processes: What is attribution? --
Early contributions to attribution theory --
Processes underlying attribution --
Attributional biases --
Summary --
7. Heuristics and shortcuts : efficiency in inference and decision making: What are heuristics? --
When are heuristics used and when do they lead to wrong answers? --
Judgments over time --
Summary --
8. Accuracy and efficiency in social judgment: Errors and biases as consequential : improving the inference process --
Errors and biases in social inference : perhaps they don't matter? --
Are rapid judgments sometimes better than thoughtfully-considered ones? --
Neuroeconomics : back to the future? --
Summary --
9. Cognitive structures of attitudes: Background --
Cognitive features of two consistency theories --
Lay theories and attitude change --
Functional dimensions of attitudes --
Summary --
10. Cognitive processing of attitudes: Heuristic-systematic model --
Peripheral vs. central routes to persuasion : elaboration likelihood model --
Motivation and opportunity determine attitude processes: The mode model --
Implicit associations --
Embodied attitudes --
Neural correlates of attitudes --
Summary --
11. Stereotyping : cognition and bias: Blatant stereotypes --
Subtle stereotypes --
Effects of bias --
Summary --
12. Prejudice : interplay of cogntive with affective biases: Intergroup cognition and emotion --
Racial prejudice --
Gender prejudice --
Age prejudice --
Sexual prejudice --
Summary --
13. From social cognition to affect: Differentiating among affects, preferences, evaluations, moods, and emotions --
Early theories --
Physiological theories of emotion --
Social cognitive foundations of affect --
Summary --
14. From affect to social cognition: Affective influences on cognition --
Affect versus cognition --
Summary --
15. Behavior and cognition: Goal-directed behavior --
When are cognitions and behavior related? --
Using behavior for impression management --
Using behavior to test hypotheses about others --
Responsibility: Susan T. Fiske and Shelley E. Taylor.


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