Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Fiske provides psychologists with a cutting-edge approach on evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology. The book addresses research on three different levels: brain function and cognition, individual and situations, and groups and cultures. The second edition has been updated to present contemporary research in social psychology. It also discusses increasingly important issues in the field. This includes emotion science and the impact of neuroscience on social and personality psychology. Psychologists agree that the second edition captures an important movement in social psychology with the core motives approach.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Adaptive Motives for Social Situations, Via Cultures and Brains
Scientific Methods for Studying People in Interaction
Ordinary Personology: Figuring Out Why People Do What They Do
Social Cognition: Making Sense of Others
The Self: Social to The Core
Attitudes and Persuasion: Changing Hearts and Minds
Attraction: Initiating Romance, Friendship, and Other Relationships
Close Relationships: Passion, Interdependence, Commitment, and Intimacy
Helping: Prosocial Behavior
Aggression: Antisocial Behavior
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Social Biases
Small Groups: Ongoing Interactions
Social Influence: Doing What Others Do and Say
Conclusion: Social Beings
Author Index
Subject Index
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