Social Neuroscience

Integrating Biological and Psychological Explanations of Social Behavior

Edited by Eddie Harmon-Jones and Piotr Winkielman

January 12, 2007
ISBN 9781593854041
Price: $119.00
512 Pages
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"
November 15, 2007
ISBN 9781593856441
Price: $59.00
512 Pages
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"
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This compelling volume provides a broad and accessible overview of the emerging field of social neuroscience. Showcasing an array of cutting-edge research programs, leading investigators present new approaches to the study of how the brain influences social behavior, and vice versa. The contributors discuss the theoretical advantages of taking a social neuroscience perspective and analyze what their findings reveal about core social psychological phenomena. Essential topics include emotion, motivation, attitudes, person perception, stereotyping and prejudice, and interpersonal relationships.