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Social Neuroscience : Integrating Biological and Psychological Explanations of Social Behavior - Eddie Harmon-Jones

Social Neuroscience

Integrating Biological and Psychological Explanations of Social Behavior

By: Eddie Harmon-Jones (Editor), Piotr Winkielman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th November 2007
ISBN: 9781593856441
Number Of Pages: 512

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This compelling volume provides a broad and accessible overview of the emerging field of social neuroscience. Showcasing an array of cutting-edge research programs, leading investigators present new approaches to the study of how the brain influences social behavior, and vice versa. The contributors discuss the theoretical advantages of taking a social neuroscience perspective and analyze what their findings reveal about core social psychological phenomena. Essential topics include emotion, motivation, attitudes, person perception, stereotyping and prejudice, and interpersonal relationships.

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"More than a half-century ago, social psychology opened a New Look in perception. Social phenomena occurring below awareness became prime subjects of controversial discourse. Social Neuroscience now demonstrates that, in many cases, what we thought were no more than conjectures have become promising lines of discovery. It organizes in a clear, instructive manner most of what we now know about neural processes underlying significant aspects of social behavior." - "Robert Zajonc, PhD, Stanford University, USA "Valuable for the increasing number of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the neurobiology of social behavior, as well as for social and personality psychologists seeking an excellent introduction to the area." - "Todd F. Heatherton, PhD, Dartmouth College, USA "James Watson once said, 'there are only molecules; everything else is sociology.' His tongue-in-cheek arrogance reminds us of the great gulf that once separated the 'two cultures' of humanities and science. In the last decade this gap is successfully being bridged by social neuroscience. This fine edited volume presents a readable, comprehensive overview of this exciting new field." - V.S. Ramachandran, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego, USA "Not long ago, social motivation was a matter of others sharing some of their food, warmth, and some sex. Now, with the affect revolution, social motivation has become a cauldron of basic emotional systems and cognitive abilities and desires. This volume summarizes a host of exciting developments in this rapidly emerging field." - "Jaak Panksepp, PhD, Washington State University, USA

A Brief Overview of Social Neurosciencep. 3
Emotion Processes
The Importance of Emotion-Social Cognition Interactions for Social Functioning: Insights from Orbitofrontal Cortexp. 15
Neurobiology of Emotion Recognition: Current Evidence for Shared Substratesp. 31
Ten Years of Research with the Trier Social Stress Test-Revisitedp. 56
I Know How You Feel: Social and Emotional Information Processing in the Brainp. 84
How Thinking Controls Feeling: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approachp. 106
Motivation Processes
Asymmetrical Frontal Cortical Activity, Affective Valence, and Motivational Directionp. 137
Reward: Neural Circuitry for Social Valuationp. 157
A Biobehavioral Model of Implicit Power Motivation Arousal, Reward, and Frustrationp. 176
Vigilant and Avoidant Responses to Angry Facial Expressions: Dominance and Submission Motivesp. 197
Attitudes and Social Cognition
Attitudes and Evaluation: Toward a Component Process Frameworkp. 227
A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Model of Human Empathyp. 246
How Dynamics of Thinking Create Affective and Cognitive Feelings: Psychology and Neuroscience of the Connection between Fluency, Liking, and Memoryp. 271
The X- and C-Systems: The Neural Basis of Automatic and Controlled Social Cognitionp. 290
An Evolutionary Perspective on Domain Specificity in Social Intelligencep. 316
Person Perception, Stereotyping, and Prejudice
Mechanisms for the Regulation of Intergroup Responses: Insights from a Social Neuroscience Approachp. 353
Social Cognitive Neuroscience of Person Perception: A Selective Review Focused on the Event-Related Brain Potentialp. 376
Social Neuroscience and Social Perception: New Perspectives on Categorization, Prejudice, and Stereotypingp. 401
Interpersonal Relationships
Neuropeptides and the Protective Effects of Social Bondsp. 425
The Quiet Revolution of Existential Neurosciencep. 439
Affiliative Responses to Stress: A Social Neuroscience Modelp. 454
The Social Neuroscience of Relationships: An Examination of Health-Relevant Pathwaysp. 474
Indexp. 493
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ISBN: 9781593856441
ISBN-10: 159385644X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 15th November 2007
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71