Social Cognition

Social Cognition : Its Impact on Social Psychology

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Social cognition emerged as a new field in psychology in the late 1970s. Researchers are now taking stock to determine, how has social cognition affected social psychology as a whole? and in what ways has social cognition proved a catalyst for new theory, methodology, and controversy? Questions such as these are considered in this volume. It provides a summary of psychology prior to the adoption of social cognition as a systemic approach, and further discusses how this approach has changed the face of social psychology today. Discussions include coverage of research in impression formation, attribution, person perception, the self, attitudes, persuasion, conformity, stereotyping, and intergroup relations.
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  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 28mm | 680.39g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • indices
  • 0122136306
  • 9780122136306

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Social cognition and classic issues in social psychology, D.L. Hamilton, P.G. Devine and T.M. Ostrom; a personal perspective on social cognition, R.P. Abelson; impression formation - from recitals to symphonie fantastique, J.-P. Leyens and S.T. Fiske; social cognition contributions to attribution theory and research, E.R. Smith; the role of trait constructs in person perception - a historical perspective, R.S. Wyer Jr and A.J. Lambert; social cognition of the self, P.W. Linville and D.E. Carlston; the cognitive foundations of attitudes - it's a wonderful construct, T.M. Ostrom, J.J. Skowronski and A. Nowak; the social cognition analysis of social influence - contributions to the understanding of persuasion and conformity, D.M. Mackie and J.J. Skelly; social cognition and the study of stereotyping, S.J. Stroessner and D.M. Driscoll; prejudice and prejudice reduction - classic challenges, contemporary approaches, M.J. Monteith, J.R. Zuwerink and P.G. Devine; cognitive processes and intergroup relations - a historical perspective, M. Rothbart and S. Lewis.
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