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Social Cognition Brains Culture by Susan Fiske Shelley Taylor
Challenging and rigorous, yet strikingly accessible, this book offers a complete overview of the field and is essential reading for all students of social psychology from undergraduate to post-graduate and beyond. Read more Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Fiske and Taylor has long been the go-to reference book for the field of social cognition. The new edition is as thorough, smart, and current as ever.
Since the very first edition, Social Cognition has been the undisputed bible of the field, and this new edition is the best one yet. The book that came first remains first. The Third Edition wonderfully enhances this tradition and is a reminder that Social Cognition is a must read for scholars in psychological science and beyond who seek to understand the rich dynamics of everyday life. Just as its predecessors, this new edition is bound to be the standard reference for the field. Social Cognition has revealed as one of the most prolific areas of social psychology, and as a promising field of intersection with other disciplines. Since its very first edition, Social Cognition has been the reference book in this field. Fiske and Taylor, two of the field's most eminent researchers, show that it is perfectly possible to approach a topic that is broad and difficult without losing rigor or depth.
Culture and Brain. Faces are key social stimuli that convey a wealth of information essential for person perception and adaptive interpersonal behaviour. Studies in the domain of cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience have put in light that the processing of faces recruits specific visual regions and activates a distributed set of brain regions related to attentional, emotional, social, and memory processes associated with the perception of faces and the extraction of the numerous information attached to them. Studies using neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI have allowed localizing these brain regions and characterizing their functional properties. Magnetoencephalography MEG and electroencephalography EEG techniques are complementary to fMRI in that they offer a unique insight into the temporal dynamics of mental processes. In this article, I review the contribution of neuroimaging techniques to the knowledge on face processing and person perception with the aim of putting in light the extended influence of experience-related factors, particularly in relation with emotions, on the face processing system.