Social cognition : from brains to culture / Susan T. Fiske & Shelley E. Taylor.

Fiske, Susan T. [Browse]
4th edition.
  • London ; Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, 2021.
  • ©2021
xii, 658 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 27 cm


Summary note
The social world is complicated and our minds are limited, so we take shortcuts. We have to make quick decisions - this person is dangerous, this one is not. The shortcuts we take mostly work well enough, because, after all, we survive. But some are deeply unjust, including racial or social class categories or other unfair stereotypes. This book will help your students understand how these shortcuts work, why they exist, and how they are changing. There are examples in each chapter which show applications in the real world to help with their understanding; highlight significant pieces of research to help them demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of sources; Explain researching in social cognition to improve their skills and give ideas for their own research. -- Provided by publisher.
Previous edition: 2017.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter 1: Introduction; Part 1: Basic Concepts in Social Cognition; Chapter 2: Dual Modes in Social Cognition; Chapter 3: Attention and Encoding; Chapter 4: Representation in Memory; Part 2: Understanding Individual Selves and Others; Chapter 5: Self in Social Cognition; Chapter 6: Attribution Processes; Chapter 7: Heuristics and Shortcuts: Efficiency in Inference and Decision Making; Chapter 8: Accuracy and Efficiency in Social Inference; Part 3: Making Sense of Society; Chapter 9: Cognitive Structures of Attitudes; Chapter 10: Cognitive Processing of Attitudes; Chapter 11: Stereotyping: Cognition and Bias; Chapter 12: Prejudice: Interplay of Cognitive and Affective Biases; Part 4: Beyond Cognition: Affect and Behavior; Chapter 13: From Social Cognition to Affect; Chapter 14: From Affect to Social Cognition; Chapter 15: Behavior and Cognition
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