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Social Cognition. Perspectives on Social Psychology

  • ID: 2250355
  • Book
  • December 2003
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Social Cognition is a collection of readings from the four–volume set of
Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology that examine the mental representations that people hold of their social world and the way that social information is processed, stored, and retrieved. The readings have been selected to provide a representative sampling of exciting research and theory on social cognition that is both comprehensive and current and cross–cuts the levels of analysis from intrapersonal to intergroup. The book is organized around two broad themes: the cognitive representations of the social world, focusing on cognitions about the social world; and cognition in social interaction, showing how cognition takes place and develops within social relationships and other forms of social exchange.
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Part I: Cognitive Representations of the Social World:.


1. Mental Representations: Eliot R. Smith and Sarah Queller (both Purdue University).

2. The Social Unconscious: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Kristi M. Lemm, and Siri J. Carpenter (all Yale University).

3. How the Mind Moves: Knowledge Accessibility and the Fine–tuning of the Cognitive System: Leonard L. Martin (University of Georgia), Fritz Strack (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), and Diederik A. Stapel (University of Groningen, The Netherlands).

4. Cognitive Representations of Attachment: The Content and Function of Working Models: Nancy L. Collins and Lisa M. Allard (Both University of California, Santa Barbara).

5. The Root of all Evil in Intergroup Relations? Unearthing the Categorization Process: Penelope Oakes (Australian National University).

6. Stereotypes: Content, Structures, Processes, and Context: Don Operario (University of California, San Francisco) and Susan T. Fiske (Princeton University).

7. Category Dynamics and the Modification of Outgroup Stereotypes: Myron Rothbart (University of Oregon).

Part II: Cognition in Social Interaction:.


8. Attributions in Close Relationships: From Balkanization to Integration: Frank D. Fincham (SUNY, Buffalo).

9. Cognition and the Development of Close Relationships: Benjamin R. Karney (University of Florida), James K. McNulty (University of Florida), and Thomas N. Bradbury (UCLA).

10. Language and Social Cognition: Gün R. Semin (Vrije University, Amsterdam).

11. Attitudes, Norms, and Social Groups: Joel Cooper, Kimberly A. Kelly, and Kimberlee Weaver (all Princeton University).

12. Shared Cognition in Small Groups: R. Scott Tindale, Helen M. Meisenhelder, Amanda A. Dykema–Engblade (all Loyola University of Chicago), and Michael A. Hogg (University of Queensland).

13. Group Processes and the Construction of Social Representations: Fabio Lorenzi–Cioldi (University of Geneva) and Alain Clémence (University of Lausanne, Switzerland).

14. How Language Contributes to Persistence of Stereotypes as well as other, more general, Intergroup Issues: Klaus Fiedler and Jeannette Schmid (both University of Heidelberg, Germany).


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Marilynn B. Brewer
Miles Hewstone
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