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The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

The most extensive and thorough publication to date on the burgeoning field of social neuroscience
Four-color images and scans convey valuable concepts to students and researchers

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

By: Jean Decety (Editor), John T Cacioppo (Editor)

1128 pages, Illustrations

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2011 | #228915 | ISBN-13: 9780195342161
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About this book

The complexities of the brain and nervous system make neuroscience an inherently interdisciplinary pursuit, one that comprises disparate basic, clinical, and applied disciplines. Behavioral neuroscientists approach the brain and nervous system as instruments of sensation and response; cognitive neuroscientists view the same systems as a solitary computer with a focus on representations and processes.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience marks the emergence of a third broad perspective in this field. Social neuroscience emphasizes the functions that emerge through the coaction and interaction of conspecifics, the neural mechanisms that underlie these functions, and the commonality and differences across social species and superorganismal structures.

With an emphasis on the neural, hormonal, cellular, and genetic mechanisms underlying social behavior, social neuroscience places emphasis on the associations and influences between social and biological levels of organization. This complex interdisciplinary perspective demands theoretical, methodological, statistical, and inferential rigor to effectively integrate basic, clinical, and applied perspectives on the nervous system and brain.

Reflecting the diverse perspectives that make up this field, The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience brings together perspectives from across the sciences in one authoritative volume.


Part One: Foundational Principles and Methods
1. An Introduction to Social Neuroscience
John T. Cacioppo and Jean Decety
2. Historical Perspectives on Social Neuroscience
Svenja Matusall, Markus Christen and Ina Kaufman
3. Evolutionary Basis of the Social Brain
Robin Dunbar
4. The Evolution of Social Behavior
Lisa A. Parr and Bridget M. Waller
5. Social Affective Neuroscience: A Neuropsychological Perspective
Janelle Beadle and Daniel Tranel
6. Essentials of Functional of Neuroimaging
Tor D. Wager and Martin A. Lindquist
7. Electromagnetic brain mapping using MEG and EEG
Sylvain Baillet
8. Psychoneuroimmunology in vivo: Methods and Principles
Jos Bosch, Christopher Engel, and Victoria Burns

Part Two: Motivation and Emotion
9. Neurobiology of Social Bonding and Attachment
C. Sue Carter and Stephen W. Porges
10. Neural Basis of Motivation
Greg J. Norman, John T. Cacioppo, and Gary Berntson
11. Processing social and non-social rewards in the human brain
Lauren A. Leotti and Mauricio R. Delgado
12. Wanting and Liking:
Piotr Winkielman and Kent Berridge
13. Attitudes
William Cunningham, Ingrid R. Johnsen, and Andrew Jahn
14. The Emotion-Attention Interface: Neural, Developmental and Clinical Considerations
Michael L. Kirwan, Lauren K. White, and Nathan Fox
15. The Neuroscience of Personality Traits: Descriptions and Prescriptions
Angelina R. Sutin, Robert R. McCrae, and Paul T. Costa
16. Emotion Recognition
Ralph Adolphs and Vanessa Janowski
17. Odor Evoked Memory
Rachel Herz
18. Emotional Regulation: Neural Bases and Beyond
Peter Mende-Siedlecki, Hedy Kober, and Kevin N. Ochsner

Part Three: Social Cognition
19. Brain Development and Social Cognition
Tomas Paus
20. An Overview of Self-Awareness and the Brain
Julian Keenan, Hanna Oh, and Franco Amati
21. Note to Self
Susanne Quadflieg and C. Neil Macrae
22. Unconscious Action Tendencies: Sources of 'Un-Integrated' Action
Ezequiel Morsella and John A. Bargh
23. The Prefrontal Cortex and Goal-Directed Social Behavior
Aron K. Barbey and Jordan Grafman
24. Staying in Control: The Neural Basis of Self-Regulation and its Failure
Dylan D. Wagner, Kathryn E. Demos, and Todd F. Heatherton
25. Hearing voices: Neurocognition of the human voice
Pascal Belin
26. Intersecting Identities and Expressions: The Compound Nature of Social Perception
Reginald B. Adams, Jr. and Anthony J. Nelson
27. Person Perception
Bruce D. Bartholow and Cheryl L. Dickter
28. Impression Formation: A Focus on Others' Intents
Daniel L. Ames, Susan Fiske, and Alex Todorov
29. The Origin of First Impressions in Animal and Infant Face Perception
Leslie A. Zebrowitz and Yi Zhang
30. Using ERPs to Understand the Process and Implications of Social Categorization
Tiffany Ito
31. Real-world consequences of social deficits: Executive function and theory of mind in patients with ventral frontal damage and traumatic brain injury
Valerie E. Stone and Catherine A. Hynes
32. The Neuroscience of Moral Cognition and Emotion
Roland Zahn, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, and Jorge Moll
33. Embodiment and Social Cognition
Paula Niedenthal, Jiska Eelen, and Marcus Maringer
34. Socioemotional functioning and the aging brain
Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin and Laura L. Carstensen

Part Four: Inter-Personal Processes
35. Mirror Neuron System and social cognition
Christian Keysers, Marc Thious, and Valeria Gazzola
36. Mirror Neuron System and Imitation
Marco Iacoboni
37. Empathy
Tania Singer and Jean Decety
38. Altruism
Stephanie Preston and Frans de Waal
39. Why rejection hurts: What social neuroscience has revealed about the brain's response to social rejection
Naomi Eisenberger
40. Neural Systems of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Self-Esteem Maintenance
Jennifer S. Beer
41. The Social Regulation of Emotion
James Coan
42. From Melody to Words: The Importance of Melody
Kathleen Wermke and Werner Mende
43. The Development of Language
Pat Kuhl
44. Language and Communication
Howard Nusbaum

Part Five: Group Processes
45. The Neurobiology of Primate Social Behavior
Melissa Bauman, Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Christopher J. Machado and David G. Amaral
46. Neural Representation of Social Hierarchy
Caroline F. Zink and Joseph, W. Barter
47. Group Processes: Social Dominance
Paul W. Czoty, Drake Morgan, and Michael A. Nader
48. Mechanisms for the Regulation of Intergroup Responses: A Social Neuroscience Analysis
David Amodio and Kyle G. Ratner
49. Cultural neuroscience: Visualizing culture-gene influences on brain function
Joan Chiao

Part Six: Social Influences on Health and Clinical Syndromes
50. Perceived Social Isolation: Social Threat Vigilance and Its Implications for Health
Louise C. Hawkley and John T. Cacioppo
51. Pathways Linking Early Life Stress to Adult Health
Shelley Taylor
52. Physiological Effects of Social Threat: Implications for Health
Sally S. Dickerson, Tara L. Gruenewald, and Margaret Kemeny
53. Social Neuroscientific Pathways Linking Social Support to Health
Bert Uchino, Timothy Smith, Wendy Birmingham, and McKenzie Carlisle
54. Stress, Negative Emotions, and Inflammation
Jean-Philippe Gouin, Liisa V. Hantsoo, and Janice K.Kiecolt-Glaser
55. Neural Endophenotypes of Social Behavior in Autism Spectrum Conditions
Michael V. Lombardo, Simon Baron-Cohen, Matthew K. Belmonte, and Bhismadev Chakrabarti
56. Developmental disorders
Yoko Kamio, Shozo Tobimatsu and Hiroki Fukui
57. The Asperger Syndrome
Bruno Wicker and Marie Gonnot
58. Antisocial Personality Disorders
Andrea Glenn and Adrian Raine
59. Psychopathy from the perspective of social and cognitive neuroscience
James Blair
60. Alexythimia from the Affective Neuroscience Perspective
Sylvie Berthoz
61. Theory of Mind Deficits in Neurological Patients
Tal Shany-Ur and Simone Shamay-Tsoory

Part Seven: Applications
62. The cognitive neuroscience of strategic thinking
Meghana Bhatt and Colin F. Camerer
63. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of deception
Daniel D. Langleben and Jonathan G. Hakun
64. Mutual Benefits of Using Humanoid Robots in Social Neuroscience
Thierry Chaminade
65. The social brain in adolescence and the potential impact of social neuroscience on education
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
66. The Influence of Video Games on Social, Cognitive, and Affective Information Processing
Kira Bailley, Robert West, and Craig Anderson

Part Eight: Societal Significance
67. Ethical, legal and societal issues in social neuroscience.
Martha J. Farah
Part Nine: Conclusions
68. Epilogue
John T. Cacioppo and Jean Decety

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Jean Decety, Ph.D., is Irving B. Harris Professor at the University of Chicago, with a primary appointment in the Department of Psychology and a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. He received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Claude Bernard (Lyon, France) in 1989.

John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D., is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Social Psychology Program at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Ohio State University in 1977.

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