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Social Neuroscience People Thinking about Thinking People

ISBN-10: 0262033356

ISBN-13: 9780262033350

Edition: 2006

Authors: John T. Cacioppo, Penny S. Visser, Cynthia L. Pickett, Karen T. Litfin

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Social neuroscience uses the methodologies and tools developed to measure mental and brain function to study social cognition, emotion, and behavior. In this collection, John Cacioppo, Penny Visser, and Cynthia Pickett have brought together contributions from psychologists, neurobiologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, and neurologists that focus on the neurobiological underpinnings of social information processing, particularly the mechanisms underlying "people thinking about people." In these studies such methods as functional brain imaging, studies of brain lesion patients, comparative analyses, and developmental data are brought to bear on social thinking and feeling systems--the ways in which human beings influence and are influenced by other humans. The broad range of disciplines represented by the contributors confirms that among the strengths of social neuroscience are its interdisciplinary approach and the use of multiple methods that bridge disciplines and levels of analysis. Social neuroscience has yielded insights into such aspects of social behavior as social regulation, social rejection, impression formation, self-awareness, and attitudes regarding social groups. The studies in
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Book details

List price: $10.75
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/21/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

John T. Cacioppo is Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, Director of the Social Psychology Program, and Co-Director of the Institute for Mind and Biology at the University of Chicago.

Penny S. Visser is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and editor of a special issue of Political Psychology on social neuroscience.

Cynthia L. Pickett was Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and is now an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Davis.

Foreword
Preface
Reasoning about Brains
Neurological Substrates of Emotional and Social Intelligence: Evidence from Patients with Focal Brain Lesions
Neural Substrates of Self-Awareness
Thinking about Others: The Neural Substrates of Social Cognition
Four Brain Regions for One Theory of Mind?
Theory of Mind and the Evolution of Social Intelligence
Investigating Cortical Mechanisms of Language Processing in Social Context
Orbitofrontal Cortex and Social Regulation
A Pain by any other Name (Rejection, Exclusion, Ostracism) still Hurts the Same: The Role of Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Social and Physical Pain
The Social Neuroscience of Stereotyping and Prejudice: Using Event-Related Brain Potentials to Study Social Perception
Race and Emotion: Insights from a Social Neuroscience Perspective
Animal Models of Human Attitudes: Integration across Behavioral, Cognitive, and Social Neuroscience
Characterizing the Functional Architecture of Affect Regulation: Emerging Answers and Outstanding Questions
What Is Special about Social Cognition?
Social Neuroscience: A Perspective
Contributors
Index