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Social Neuroscience: Toward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind

Alexander Todorov, Susan Fiske, and Deborah Prentice


The field of social cognitive neuroscience has been at the forefront of study for many psychologists over the past decade or so. Much of the spur for this new field has come from the development of functional neuro-imaging techniques, making possible unobtrusive measurement of brain activation over time. Now we are able to ask such questions as: are there regions of the brain in the inferior temporal cortex dedicated to face processing? There are many other such intractable questions that we can ask now that we could not even imagine asking thirty years ago. This book is interested in question ... More

Keywords: cognitive neuroscience, face processing, social groups, emotions, social regulation, social neuroscience research

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195316872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Todorov, editor
Department of Psychology, Princeton University
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Susan Fiske, editor
Department of Psychology, Princeton University
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Deborah Prentice, editor
Princeton University
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Part I Understanding and Representing Other People

Chapter 2 You, Me, and My Brain

Jamil Zaki, and Kevin Ochsner

Part II Understanding and Representing Social Groups

Chapter 8 Perceiving Humanity or Not

Lasana T. Harris, and Susan T. Fiske

Chapter 9 Us versus Them

Nalini Ambady, and Reginald B. Adams

Part III Regulation of Social Behavior

Chapter 10 Self-Regulation and Evaluative Processing

Dominic J. Packer, Amanda Kesek, and William A. Cunningham

Chapter 11 The Neural Basis of Emotional Decision-Making

Jennifer S. Beer, and Jamil P. Bhanji

Part IV Navigating Social Life

Chapter 16 Social Pain

Naomi I. Eisenberger

Chapter 17 Could an Aging Brain Contribute to Subjective Well-Being?

John T. Cacioppo, Gary G. Berntson, Antoine Bechara, Daniel Tranel, and Louise C. Hawkley