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The SAGE Handbook of Social Cognition

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April 2012 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Social Cognition is a landmark volume. Edited by two of the field's most eminent academics over the past two decades and supported by a global advisory board of similar magnitude, the 56 authors, each an expert in their own chapter topic, provide authoritative and thought-provoking overviews of this fascinating territory of research. Not since the early 1990s has a Handbook been published in this field, one that has just exploded in terms of published literature and methodological developments since that time. Now, Susan T. Fiske and C. Neil Macrae have provided a timely and seminal benchmark; a state of the art overview that will benefit advanced students and academics not just within social psychology but beyond these borders too.

The Handbook is divided into four sections. Following an introductory piece by Neil Macrae looking at the 'uniqueness of social cognition', the second section explores basic and underlying processes of social cognition, from implicit social cognition and consciousness and meta-cognition to judgment and decision-making. The third explores the wide-ranging applications of social cognition research in 'the real world' from the burgeoning and relatively recent fields of social cognitive development and social cognitive aging to the social cognition of relationships. Finally, the fourth section is a critical and exciting exploration of the future directions in this field written by Susan Fiske.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Cognition will be an indispensable volume for any advanced student or academic wanting or needing to understand the landscape of social cognition research in the 21st century.

C. Neil Macrae & Lynden K. Miles
Revisiting the Sovereignty of Social Cognition: Finally Some Action
B. Keith Payne
Control, Awareness and Other Things We Might Learn to Live Without
Brian A. Nosek, Carlee Beth Hawkins & Rebecca S. Frazier
Implicit Social Cognition
Piotr Winkielman & Jonathan W. Schooler
Consciousness, Metacognition and the Unconscious
Henk Aarts
Goals, Motivated Social Cognition and Behaviour
Alexander Todorov
The Social Perception of Faces
Daniel R. Ames & Malia F. Mason
Mind Perception
G n R. Semin, Margarida V. Garrido & Tomás A. Palma
Socially Situated Cognition: Recasting Social Cognition as an Emergent Phenomenon
Melissa J. Ferguson & Jun Fukukura
Likes and Dislikes: A Social Cognitive Perspective on Attitudes
Nora A. Murphy
Non-Verbal Perception
Autumn B. Hostetter, Martha W. Alibali & Paula M. Niedenthal
Embodied Social Thought: Linking Social Concepts, Emotion and Gesture
Oren Shapira, Nira Liberman, Yaacov Trope & SoYon Rim
Levels of Mental Construal
David Dunning
Judgment and Decision Making
Ezequiel Morsella & Avi Ben-Zeev
Cognition and Action in the Social World
Batja Mesquita, Claudia Marinett & Ellen Delvaux
Social Psychology of Emotion
Galen V. Bodenhausen, Sonia K. Kang & Destiny Peery
Social Categorization and the Perception of Social Groups
Jennifer S. Beer
Self-Evaluation and Self-Knowledge
Susan Andersen, S. Adil Saribay & Elizabeth Przybylinski
Social Cognition in Close Relationships
Talee Ziv & Mahzarin R. Banaji
Representations of Social Groups in the Early Years of Life
William von Hippel & Julie D. Henry
Social Cognitive Aging
Elizabeth Pellicano
Atypical Social Cognition
Beth Morling & Takahiko Masuda
Social Cognition In Real Worlds: Cultural Psychology and Social Cognition
Joshua M. Ackerman, Julie Y. Huang & John A. Bargh
Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Cognition
Arie W. Kruglanski & Anna Sheveland
Thinkers' Personalities: On Individual Differences in the Processes of Sense Making
Aaron C. Kay & Richard P. Eibach
The Ideological Toolbox: Ideologies as Tools of Motivated Social Cognition
Joan Y. Chiao, Bobby K. Cheon, Genna M. Bebko, Robert W. Livingston & Ying-Yi Hong
Gene x Environment Interactions in Social Cognition
Susan T. Fiske
'One Word: Plasticity' - Social Cognition's Futures

'In all of the promotion material for this handbook, the editors are credited with having constructed a "landmark volume". I'll not dissent from that summary! The handbook comprises of 27 chapters, each of which provides a state-of-the-art overview of significant findings, specific methodological issues and foci for future research.' -
Effie MacLellan
Psychology Learning and Teaching

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Susan T. Fiske

Susan T. Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University (Ph.D., Harvard University; honorary doctorates, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands; Universität Basel, Switzerland). She investigates social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neuro-scientific levels. Author of over 300 publications and winner of numerous scientific awards, she has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.  Sponsored by a Guggenheim, her 2011 Russell-Sage-Foundation book is Envy Up, Scorn Down: How... More About Author

C Neil Macrae

Neil Macrae is a professor in social psychology from Aberdeen where he completed his ph.d. in 1990. He was until recently at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and he is currently professor of social cognition at the University of Aberdeen. His research is on core aspects of social cognition (e.g. person understanding, self) using both behavioral and neuroimaging approaches.... More About Author

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