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Social Cognition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1070-9
384 pages
January 2004, ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

  • Collects readings from the four-volume set of Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology and includes introductions by two world-renowned researchers.
  • Provides a 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.
  • Organized around two broad themes: the cognitive representations of the social world and cognition in social interaction, and designed for course use.
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Preface.

Introduction.

Part I: Cognitive Representations of the Social World:.

Introduction.

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:.

Introduction.

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).

Index

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Marilynn B. Brewer is Professor of Psychology at Ohio State University. Her primary research interests include social cognition, intergroup relations, and social identities and the self concept. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Intergroup Relations (with Norman Miller, 1996), and has served as President of the American Psychological Association and as editor of the journal Personality and Social Psychology.

Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at Oxford University. His current research interests include the reduction of intergroup conflict, intergroup contact, and the social influence of majorities and minorities. He is the author of many books and articles, including Introduction to Social Psychology (edited with Wolfgang Stroebe and Geoffrey M. Stephenson, Third Edition 2001). He is founding co-editor of the European Review of Social Psychology.

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  • Collects readings from the four-volume set of Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology and includes introductions by two world-renowned researchers.
  • Provides a 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.
  • Organized around two broad themes: the cognitive representations of the social world and cognition in social interaction, and designed for course use.
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"This significant four-volume set will have immediate impact on the field. It includes contributions from leading international social psychologists on a broad range of topics involving intra-individual, personal, interpersonal, intergroup, and societal processes. The chapters, which focus on traditional and emerging areas, are uniformly scholarly and interesting. By skillfully assembling a mosaic of chapters on focused topics, Brewer and Hewstone have captured both the expansiveness and conceptual depth of the field while offering novel and insightful perspectives on social psychology." John F. Dovidio, Colgate University <!--end-->

"The subject matter considered in these books is well balanced and varied giving the reader a wide ranging view of the discipline. Each volume stands well on it’s own but the four together make a complete overview of the subject. These volumes will enhance everyone's understanding of the subject from student to academic. I thoroughly recommend them" Social Psychological Review, October 2005

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