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Social Cognition
Understanding People and Events

First Edition

Courses:
Social Cognition

November 2020 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

 




 
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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