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  Amazon.ca: Social Cognition: Books: Susan T Fiske,Shelley E Taylor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In basic research, social cognition theories of attribution, psychological control, social schemata, attention, person memory, and social inference have become central to the field.
Section one deals with the "what" of social cognition; two, with the "how"; three, with the cross-fertilization of cognitive psychology and social psychology; and four, with the applications of social cognition research to the real world.
Without question "Social Cognition" is the standard, state-of-the-art resource for providing a road map to the fullest and clearest understanding of not only social thinking processes but also the creatures who do the processing.
www.amazon.ca /Social-Cognition-Susan-T-Fiske/dp/0070211914   (414 words)

 Social Cognition, Emotions, and the Psychology of Writing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It stands to reason then that cognitive psychology would view emotion in two principal ways: as a dysfunctional response to experience that needed treatment and was therefore a clinical matter, or as part of the softer of the psychological subspecialties.
Social learning themes versus information processing themes, the group versus the individual, the public versus the private, the affective and personal versus the rhetorical and social: social constructionists pay attention to the collective act; cognitivists work with the individual act.
I am not sure whether it means that the cognitive paradigm has finally made a place in its system for the interpersonal life, or whether it means that the distinction between the cognitive and the social (Hayes 102; Potter and Wetherell 6) is simply more palatable than that between the cognitive and emotional.
jac.gsu.edu /jac/11.2/Articles/11.htm   (4568 words)

 Social Cognition...Psyhist.com
Social cognition is the name for both a branch of psychology that studies the cognitive processes involved in social interaction, and an umbrella term for the processes themselves.
Particularly, social cognition is concerned with how such information is represented and how it interacts with, and is handled by, more fundamental cognitive processes such as memory, attention, perception and problem solving.
Social cognition came to prominence with the rise of cognitive psychology in the late 1960s and early 1970s and is now the dominant model and approach in mainstream social psychology.
www.psyhist.com /socialcognition.html   (374 words)

The social cognitive paradigm concerns the ways in which mental representations of social events, societal and cultural norms and personal characteristics influence behavior, reasoning, emotion and motivation.
Specifically, the approach addresses attributions, self and social goals, mental representations of the self and others, and the role of social facilitation in decision-making, memory and judgment.
Research suggests that complex cognitive functioning-involved in coping, everyday problem-solving and decision-making in health and social domains-depends not only on basic cognitive mechanisms, but also on socially-derived content and organization of existing knowledge structures as well as on socially-derived emotional and motivational influences on performance.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/pa-files/PA-97-065.html   (2524 words)

 Social cognition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cognitive representations of social objects are referred to as schemas.
Social cognition researchers are also interested in how new information is integrated into pre-established schemas, especially when that information is contrary with those pre-established schemas.
Social cognition researchers are also interested in studying the regulation of activated schemas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_cognition   (832 words)

 Social Cognition In Developmental Language Disorders and High-Level Autism
The study of social cognition has been concerned both with the nature of social knowledge and with the nature of cognitive processes involved in the perception and interpretation of the social world (Ostrom 1984).
The aim of this study was to further clarify this link by examining some aspects of social cognition in groups of children with 'phonologic-syntactic disorder' (P); and 'semantic-pragmatic disorder' (S); in a group of children with high-level autism (A): and in a control group of normal children (C).
In recent years a picture of the cognitive consequences of damage to the amygdala has begun to emerge and the reported effects of restricted bilateral amygdala lesions in humans bear some similarity to the profile of results reported for the semantic-pragmatic and autistic groups in the present study.
www.mugsy.org /shields3.htm   (3692 words)

 CAS 992 Syllabus - Spring, 1997
Social cognitive research has failed to acknowledge the important ways that our thoughts about ourselves and other people are formed and shaped in a rich interactive and communicative environment.
For example, people often discuss their social perceptions with others or at least anticipate doing so, and social cognition is frequently constrained by norms regarding appropriate social discourse.
Schwarz, N. Judgment in a social context: Biases, shortcomings, and the logic of conversation.
www.msu.edu /user/gwittenb/syll992.html   (1521 words)

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Social cognition is not a content area, but rather is an approach to understanding social psychology.
The International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) was formed in 2003 as a joint enterprise between the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON) and the Person Memory Interest Group (PMIG) to act as an umbrella society to advance the international study of social cognition.
Social Cognition is published by Guilford, and is the official journal of ISCON.
psychology.ucdavis.edu /labs/sherman/iscon/index.html   (246 words)

 CALT Encyclopedia - social cognition
Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology presents state-of-the-art ideas, concepts, architectures and innovative implementations in an interdisciplinary field which links issues of human cognition with social agent technology.
Papers from the 1989 conference held at the U. of Pittsburgh address the social character of motives and task representations; socially constructed rules of reasoning; linguistic tools and social knowledge; the source of cultural knowledge; collaborating at work; and the individual in sociocognitive context.
Her research goals are the investigation of social intelligence and individual interactions in groups of autonomous agents, including humans and other animals, software agents and robots.
www.calt.insead.edu /Encyclopedia/index.php?pagename=social+cognition   (295 words)

 Introduction - Shared Cognition in Organizations: The Management of Knowledge
Using such rubrics as socially-shared cognition, distributed cognition, and contextualized cognition, investigators are focusing on cognition as an interpersonal as well as an intrapersonal process.
Without negating the importance of information processing at the individual level, social psychologists (as well as developmental and organizational psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and educational researchers) are exploring the implications of viewing cognition as a fundamentally social activity.
At about the same time the area of socially-shared cognition was beginning to develop, an interesting intellectual migration was occurring, with social psychologists, both newly minted and well-established, moving from psychology departments in colleges of arts and sciences to organization behavior departments in business schools.
www.leighthompson.com /books/SharedCognition/introduction.htm   (1526 words)

 Lutsky, Psychology, Social Cognition
Social cognition is both a part of and an approach to the study of social psychology, and, as such, you will find the Psychology Department's two social psychology courses, Psychology 258 and Psychology 256 (Social Behavior and Interpersonal Processes), mutually enhancing and complementary.
Psychology 259, Laboratory in Social Cognition, is an optional two-credit course taught this term to accompany Psychology 258.
Social cognition in cognitive, interpersonal, cross-cultural, and neurological contexts.
www.acad.carleton.edu /curricular/PSYC/classes/psych258_Lutsky   (859 words)

 Funderstanding - Vygotsky and Social Cognition
The social cognition learning model asserts that culture is the prime determinant of individual development.
In short, according to the social cognition learning model, culture teaches children both what to think and how to think.
Cognitive development results from a dialectical process whereby a child learns through problem-solving experiences shared with someone else, usually a parent or teacher but sometimes a sibling or peer.
www.funderstanding.com /vygotsky.cfm   (647 words)

 CALT Encyclopedia - cognition
A discussion of possible applications of the theory and architecture is given for Conscious Matte and Tutor, and a detailed design and possible implementation are expected to be given in the final version of this dissertation.
The Cognitive Technology Society aims to put concern for humans at the centre of technological development.
Instruments: IP, NoE, STREP, CA Focus is on research into ways of endowing artificial systems with high-level cognitive capabilities, typically perception, understanding, learning, knowledge representation and deliberation, thus advancing enabling technologies for scene interpretation, natural language understanding, automated reasoning and problemsolving, robotics and automation, that are relevant for dealing with complex realworld systems.
www.calt.insead.edu /Encyclopedia/?cognition   (1130 words)

 Cognition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concept of cognition is closely related to such abstract concepts as mind, reasoning, perception, intelligence, learning, and many others that describe numerous capabilities of human mind and expected properties of artificial or synthetic intelligence.
Cognition is an abstract property of advanced living organisms; therefore, it is studied as a direct property of a brain or of an abstract mind on subsymbolic and symbolic levels.
The term "cognition" is also used in a wider sense to mean the act of knowing or knowledge, and may be interpreted in a social or cultural sense to describe the emergent development of knowledge and concepts within a group that culminate in both thought and action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cognition   (1618 words)

 Social Cognition Lab
Sherman, J. Macrae, C. N., and Bodenhausen, G. Attention and stereotyping: Cognitive constraints on the construction of meaningful social impressions.
Cognitive and affective factors in intragroup and intergroup communication.
Social cognition and social reality: Information acquisition and use in the laboratory and the real world.
www.psych.northwestern.edu /folks/bodenhausen/publications.htm   (1747 words)

 Res.Meth.in Social Cognition
Research Methods in Social Cognition is a 4cr course that examines the theories and methods of cognitive social psychology.
In the lecture/seminar component of the course, students read and critique recent journal articles on social cognition experiments; the lecture/seminar component is intended to help students gain insight into methods, design, and theory.
Broadly speaking, the social cognitive perspective addresses these and other social psychological questions, borrowing liberally from theories and methods Although these questions will be addressed in lecture, the optimal way to understand the issues and techniques is through active engagement.
www.tulane.edu /~jruscher/dept/psyc345.html   (1361 words)

 Social Cognition and Schizophrenia - APA Books
In Social Cognition and Schizophrenia, editors Patrick W. Corrigan and David L. Penn present a theoretically important and clinically relevant frame for better understanding this thought disorder, which commonly wreaks havoc on all areas of functioning.
While schizophrenia has long been understood to be both a cognitive disorder and a social one, integrating social and cognitive research approaches has not been simple.
Furthermore, a person's relationship to social stimuli is interactive, requiring a cultural familiarity that persons with schizophrenia often lack as a result of their isolation from others.
books.apa.org /books.cfm?id=431659A   (282 words)

 CMU Emotion and Decision Making Lab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Social cognition research identifies the social factors that shape cognitive processes.
This seminar focuses on the selected topics in social cognition (e.g., self evaluation processes; attribution and interpersonal perception).
The course begins with topics revolving around the individual level of analysis (i.e., intrapersonal processes), then progresses to interpersonal processes, and then end with the group level of analysis.
computing.hss.cmu.edu /lernerlab/teaching.php?item=8   (91 words)

 Educational Psychology Interactive: Social Cognition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Social cognition has its roots in social psychology which attempts "to understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others" (Allport, 1985, p.
Festinger's (1957) cognitive-dissonance theory, Bem's (1972) self-perception theory (see Greenwald, 1975), and Weiner's (1985) attribution theory are additional examples of how the perspective of social cognition has been applied to the study of the learning process.
The same is true of the relationship between personal factors such as cognitive skills or attitudes and behavior or the environment.
chiron.valdosta.edu /whuitt/col/soccog/soccog.html   (683 words)

 Books: Social Cognition
Social cognition researchers look at how we make sense of other people and of ourselves.
In this book Ziva Kunda provides a comprehensive and accessible survey of research and theory about social cognition at a level appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the field.
The first part of the book reviews basic processes in social cognition, including the representation of social concepts, rules of inference, memory, "hot" cognition driven by motivation or affect, and automatic processing.
cognet.mit.edu /library/books/view?isbn=0262611430   (238 words)

 Amazon.com: Social Cognition: Making Sense of People: Books: Ziva Kunda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A natural progression is found in Kunda's style, where she presents a topic, draws on some familiar day-to-day experiences, and presents the experiments and research that support it.
She explains contradictions and allows the reader to make his/her own conclusions and inferences concerning topics like hot cognition, influences of mood on memory, subliminal processing, false-memories, and influences of culture on cognition.
She, herself, did extensive work in the area of cognitive science and since her passing, will be missed by many as her work was incredibly innovative and interesting.
www.amazon.com /Social-Cognition-Making-Sense-People/dp/0262611430   (1268 words)

 Social Cognition 464/564
Students should gain an understanding of cognitive processes governing how we think about and make judgments about other people and social situations, and how other people and social situations influence how we think.
Students should come away with an understanding of the ubiquitous nature of these processes in everyday life, and of the application of social cognition to real-life problems.
You get 5 points if you turn in the paper on time but don't do the assignment appropriately (i.e., you don't attempt to use social cognition in any meaningful way, or you don't do what is asked in the assignment).
oregonstate.edu /~edwardjo/Soc-Cogn.htm   (1613 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Social Cognition: An Integrated Introduction: Books: Martha Augoustinos,Iain Walker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The authors discuss work on attitudes, social schemas and attributions alongside that on social identity and social representations, while pointing out important linkages across these domains.
Taking the best of the North American cognitivist and individualist social psychology, they integrate it with the broader framework of European research on identity and ideology.
Social Cognition (McGraw-Hill Series in Social Psychology) by Susan T. Fiske
www.amazon.co.uk /Social-Cognition-Introduction-Martha-Augoustinos/dp/0803989903   (341 words)

 Social Cognition
Broadly speaking, the social cognitive perspective addresses these and other social psychological questions, borrowing liberally from theories and methods of cognitive psychology.
Students will write a literature review (with or without a research proposal) on an area of social cognition that overlaps with their own interests.
You are encouraged to discuss potential topics with the instructor to help determine their appropriateness to the course.
www.tulane.edu /~jruscher/dept/psyc749.syl.html   (669 words)

 SAGE Publications - Social Cognition
At its heart, the authors examine the different theoretical and methodological accomplishments of the field by focusing on the four major and influential perspectives which have currency in social psychology today – social cognition, social identity, social representations, and discursive psychology.
A foundational chapter presenting an account of these perspectives is followed by topic-based chapters from the point of view of each perspective in turn, discussing commonalities and divergences across each of them.
Social Cognition: An Integrated Introduction, Second Edition is essential reading for all social psychology students, and should be the main textbook for a class in social cognition.
www.sagepub.com /book.aspx?pid=11994   (215 words)

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