Social Neuroscience: Integrating Biological and Psychological Explanations of Social Behavior

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Social Neuroscience: Integrating Biological and Psychological Explanations of Social Behavior

Format:  Paperback,

512 pages

Publisher: Guilford Pubn

Publish Date: Nov 2007

ISBN-13: 9781593856441

ISBN-10: 159385644X

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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.


Publisher: Guilford Pubn
Publish Date: Nov 2007
ISBN-13: 9781593856441
ISBN-10: 159385644X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 512
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.54
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.9

Chapter outline

A Brief Overview of Social Neuroscience
Emotion Processes
The Importance of Emotion-Social Cognition Interactions for Social Functioning: Insights from Orbitofrontal Cortex
Neurobiology of Emotion Recognition: Current Evidence for Shared Substrates
Ten Years of Research with the Trier Social Stress Test-Revisited
I Know How You Feel: Social and Emotional Information Processing in the Brain
How Thinking Controls Feeling: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach
Motivation Processes
Asymmetrical Frontal Cortical Activity, Affective Valence, and Motivational Direction
Reward: Neural Circuitry for Social Valuation
A Biobehavioral Model of Implicit Power Motivation Arousal, Reward, and Frustration
Vigilant and Avoidant Responses to Angry Facial Expressions: Dominance and Submission Motives
Attitudes and Social Cognition
Attitudes and Evaluation: Toward a Component Process Framework
ASocial Cognitive Neuroscience Model of Human Empathy
How Dynamics of Thinking Create Affective and Cognitive Feelings: Psychology and Neuroscience of the Connection between Fluency, Liking, and Memory
The X- and C-Systems: The Neural Basis of Automatic and Controlled Social Cognition
An Evolutionary Perspective on Domain Specificity in Social Intelligence
Person Perception, Stereotyping, and Prejudice
Mechanisms for the Regulation of Intergroup Responses: Insights from a Social Neuroscience Approach
Social Cognitive Neuroscience of Person Perception: A Selective Review Focused on the Event-Related Brain Potential
Social Neuroscience and Social Perception: New Perspectives on Categorization, Prejudice, and Stereotyping
Interpersonal Relationships
Neuropeptides and the Protective Effects of Social Bonds
The Quiet Revolution of Existential Neuroscience
Affiliative Responses to Stress: A Social Neuroscience Model
The Social Neuroscience of Relationships: An Examination of Health-Relevant Pathways

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