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.
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.
Chapter 1: Introduction Defining social psychology The crisis in social psychology Social cognition Aims of this book Organization of this book Concluding comments PART I Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations Introduction to social cognition models Introduction to social identity theory Introduction to social representations theory Introduction to discursive psychology A post-cognitive psychology? PART II Chapter 3: Social Perception Social cognition and social perception Social identity theory and social perception Social representations and social perception Discursive psychology and social perception Chapter 4: Attitudes What is an attitude? Social cognitive approaches to attitudes Attitudes and social identities Attitudes and social representations Discursive psychology and attitudes Chapter 5: Attributions Social cognition and attribution Social identity and attributions Social representations and attributions Discursive social psychology and attributions Chapter 6: Self and Identity Social-cognitive approaches to self and identity Functions of the self Social identity approaches to self and identity Social representations approaches to self and identity Discursive approaches to self and identity Chapter 7: Prejudice Social cognition and prejudice Social identity and prejudice Social representations and prejudice Discursive psychology and prejudice Chapter 8: Ideology Social cognition and ideology Social identity and ideology Social representations and ideology Discursive psychology and ideology PART III Chapter 9: Conclusion The individual and society Levels of analysis Realist vs constructivist epistemologies Social change