Social Cognition by Susan Fiske
From Brains to Culture

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'Since its very first edition, Social Cognition has been the undisputed bible of the field, and this new edition is the best one yet. Insightful, authoritative, and beautifully written by two of the field's most eminent researchers, it is an indispensable guide for students and scientists alike. The book that came first remains first.' -Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, UK

'This latest edition of the best overview of social cognition research somehow succeeds in lifting the bar higher still for its competitors. It is authoritative yet readable, and has depth as well as breadth -- an irresistible invitation to the field!' - Miles Hewstone, University of Oxford, UK

 In Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture 2nd Edition, Fiske and Taylor carefully integrate the many new threads of social cognition research that have emerged in the intervening years since the previous edition, including developments within social neuroscience, cultural psychology and some areas of applied psychology, and continue to tell a powerful and comprehensive story about what social cognition is and why it's a significant phenomenon in society today. Every updated chapter now includes more figures and tables, glossary entries, and further readings. A supplemental test bank including some full-text journal articles corresponding to chapters in the book is available online at: www.sagepub.co.uk/fiskeandtaylor.

This textbook will be indispensable to students of social cognition and social psychology worldwide, at undergraduate or graduate level.

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About Susan Fiske

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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). She investigates social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neuroscientific levels. Author of over 300 publications and winner of numerous scientific awards, she has edited most recently, Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom (2008), the Handbook of Social Psychology (2010, 5/e), the Sage Handbook of Social Cognition (2012), and Facing Social Class: How Societal Rank Influences Interaction (2012). Currently an editor of Annual Review of Psychology, Science, and Psychological Review, she wrote two texts: Social Cognition (2013, 4/e) and Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology (in press, 3/e). Sponsored by a Guggenheim, her 2011 Russell-Sage-Foundation book is Envy Up,  Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us. Her graduate students arranged for her winning the University’s Mentoring Award. Shelley E. Taylor, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research examines the psychological and social origins and moderators of psychological and biological responses to stress and their health consequences. She focuses especially on socioemotional resources, including optimism, mastery, self-esteem, and social support, and the genetic, early environmental, and neural bases of these resources. Professor Taylor also studies how positive illusions can be protective of mental and physical health. Professor Taylor received her Ph.D. from Yale University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her work is published in a broad array of psychological and biologically-oriented journals.
 
Published January 31, 2013 by SAGE Publications Ltd. 592 pages
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