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Social Cognition: Understanding People and Events

Social Cognition: Understanding People and Events

Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
Year 24/11/2020
Pages 672
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9781412935548
Categories Social, group or collective psychology, Cognition & cognitive psychology
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Book description

Social cognition is an approach to understanding how people think about people and events. We are constantly processing information to navigate the world we live in. The authors will guide your students, using examples and up-to-date studies, through this approach; from explaining the processes themselves right through to demonstrating the role cognitive processes play in our social lives. With chapters on the following processes: * Memory * Judgement * Attention * Attribution * Evaluation * Automatic processing. This book will provide your students with a framework for understanding the most common areas of interest for Social Cognition, such as perception, attitudes and stereotyping.

Social Cognition: Understanding People and Events

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Processing Social Information: A Conceptual Framework
Chapter 2: Cognitive Representations: Structures of the Mind
Chapter 3: Automatic Processing: Doing More Than We Know
Chapter 4: Attention: The Mind's Eye Meets the Social World
Chapter 5: Interpretation: Making Meaning
Chapter 6: Evaluation: Judging Good and Bad
Chapter 7: Inference: Going Beyond the Obvious
Chapter 8: Attribution: Understanding Why Things Happen
Chapter 9: Judgment: Reasoning and Decision Making
Chapter 10: Memory: Storage and Retrieval
Chapter 11: The Time Dimension: Understanding the Past, Anticipating the Future
Chapter 12: Social Cognition and Action: Thinking and Doing

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