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The Third Edition of this much celebrated textbook continues to focus on the four major and influential perspectives in contemporary social psychology – social cognition, social identity, social representations, and discursive psychology. A foundational chapter presenting an account of these perspectives is then followed by topic-based chapters from the point of view of each perspective in turn, discussing commonalities and divergences across each of them.
Key Features of the Third Edition:
– Now includes coverage of the social neuroscience paradigm and research on implicit social cognition
– Updated pedagogical features and visual material
– An extended conclusion covers the ways in which the different approaches of the field intersect as well as a general discussion of the direction in which the field is moving.
Social Cognition: An Integrated Introduction is an integrative, holistic textbook that will enhance the reader's understanding of social cognition and of each of the topical issues considered. It remains a key textbook for psychology students, particularly those on courses in social psychology and social cognition.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations
Chapter 3: Social Perception
Chapter 4: Attitudes
Chapter 5: Attributions
Chapter 6: Self and Identity
Chapter 7: Prejudice
Chapter 8: Ideology
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Martha Augoustinos is Professor of Psychology at the University of Adelaide and Co-Director of the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender. Iain Walker is a Senior Research Scientist with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, where he leads the Social & Behavioural Sciences Group. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Australia, and 3 other Australian universities. Ngaire Donaghue is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Murdoch University in Western Australia.