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 commentsPART IChapter 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 IIChapter 3: Social Perception Social cognition and social perception Social identity theory and social perception Social representations and social perception Discursive psychology and social perceptionChapter 4: Attitudes What is an attitude? Social cognitive approaches to attitudes Attitudes and social identities Attitudes and social representations Discursive psychology and attitudesChapter 5: Attributions Social cognition and attribution Social identity and attributions Social representations and attributions Discursive social psychology and attributionsChapter 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 identityChapter 7: Prejudice Social cognition and prejudice Social identity and prejudice Social representations and prejudice Discursive psychology and prejudiceChapter 8: Ideology Social cognition and ideology Social identity and ideology Social representations and ideology Discursive psychology and ideologyPART IIIChapter 9: Conclusion The individual and society Levels of analysis Realist vs constructivist epistemologies Social change