Methods in Social Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 1606230409

ISBN-13: 9781606230404

Edition: 2009

Authors: Eddie Harmon-Jones, Jennifer S. Beer

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List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 353
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

Introduction to Social and Personality Neuroscience Methods
What Is Social and Personality Neuroscience?
Advantages of Social and Personality Neuroscience Methods
Considerations for Using Neuroscience Methods
Overview of Chapters
Collaborations in Social and Personality Neuroscience
Communicating Expectations Clearly from the Start
Developing a Mutually Beneficial Relationship
Evaluating a Potential Collaboration
What If Problems Develop?
Conclusion
Assessment of Salivary Harmones
A Primer on Concepts and Measurement Issues in Behavioral Endocrinology
Using Salivary Hormone Assays in Psychological Research: A Guided Tour
Advantages and Disadvantages of Salivary Hormone Measures
PC-Administered Screening Questionnaire Used in Studies with Hormone Assessments
Neuroendocrine Manipulation of the Sexually Dimorphic Human Social Brain
The Sexually Dimorphic Social Brain
The Neuroendocrine Social Brain
Sex Steroids and Social Peptides
Estradiol: The Mysterious Female Sex Steroid
Testosterone: The Notorious Male Sex Steroid
Vasopressin: The Peptide of War
Oxytocin: The Peptide of Love
A Neuroendocrine Framework for Social Cognition
Facial EMG
What Does Facial EMG Measure?
Recording the Signal
Some Methodological Considerations
Analyzing EMG Date
Some Research Examples
Summary
The Startle Eyeblink Response
What Is Startle, and Why Use it?
Measuring the Startle Response
Using the Startle Response in Social and Personality Research
Experimental Design Considerations
Conclusions
Assessing Autonomic Nervous System Activity
Primary Techniques for Measuring ANS Responses
ANS Responses in Social and Personality Psychology
Experimental Design Considerations
Future Directions
Patient Methodologies for the Study of Personality and Social Processes
General Issues to Consider in Designing a Study with Patients
Issues to Consider in Planning Studies with Specific Patient Populations
Patients with Brain Injury Resulting from Trauma, Stroke, or Dementia
Patients with Social and Personality Deficits Resulting from Depression and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Conclusion
Electroencephalographic Methods in Social and Personality Psychology
Physiology Underlying Electroencephalography
Recording
Preparing the Participant
Artifacts
Offline Data Processing
Research Examples
Advantages and Disadvantages of EEG Methods
Conclusion
Using Event-Related Brain Potentials in Social Psychological Research: A Brief Review and Tutorial
What is the ERP?
Measuring ERPs
Interpreting ERP Data
Examples of ERP Research in Social Neuroscience
Methodological Issues for ERP Research in Social Neuroscience
Practical Considerations for Conducting ERP Research
Conclusions
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Historical Background
Basic Characteristics of TMS
Repetitive TMS
Single-and Paired-Pulse TMS
Discussion
Conclusion
Using Connectionist Networks to Understand Neurobiological Processes in Social and Personality Psychology
Description of a Neural Network Model
Description of Leabra Implementation
Two Examples of Neural Network Simulations of Personality and Social Behavior
Concerns for Potential Modelers
Conclusion
Molecular Biology and Genomic Imaging in Social and Personality Psychology
Relevance to Social and Personality Psychology
Genetics and the Personality Trait of Neuroticism
Genomic Imaging
Design Issues in fMRI: Selection of the Baseline Condition
Designing Analyses to Include Environmental Factors
Understanding Environmental influences through Epigenetics
Other Methodological and Practical Issues
Concluding Comments
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Affective and Social Neurosciences
What Does fMRI Measure?
Some Advantages of fMRI
Some Limitations of fMRI
Experimental Design Considerations
Combining fMRI with Other Online Measures: Behavior and Physiology
Individual Differences in Social and Affective Style, Personality, and Temperament
Functional and Effective Connectivity
Considering Model Habituation or Familiarity Effects
Future Directions in Social and Affective Brain Imaging
Summing Up: How Can fMRI Contribute to Social Neuroscience?
Index
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