This Second Edition of the critically acclaimed textbook Social Cognition: An Integrated Introduction represents an even more integrated and pedagogically developed account than its predecessor. 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. The result is a truly holistic approach that will stretch student's understanding of this exciting field and enrich their learning experience.
Key features of this Second Edition:
- Totally new structure, assessing key social cognition topics through the lens of four main theoretical perspectives equally
- Cross-referencing throughout the text – especially to the foundational chapter
- Key terms in bold refer to a glossary at the back of the textbook
- Extensive pedagogical features – Textboxes illustrating key studies, effective summaries, and further readings in every chapter
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.is essential reading for all social psychology students, and should be the main textbook for a class in social cognition.