Attention in a Social World

Attention in a Social World
Author: Michael I. Posner
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2012-01-19
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780199791217

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This volume summarizes the research on the brain mechanisms of attention, especially those from human imaging studies. Michael I. Posner places this research in the context of human development, educational applications, and brain pathology.

Joint Attention

Joint Attention
Author: Axel Seemann
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2012-01-20
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780262300629

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Interdisciplinary perspectives on definitional concerns, underlying mechanisms, and the functional significance of joint attention. Academic interest in the phenomenon of joint attention—the capacity to attend to an object together with another creature—has increased rapidly over the past two decades. Yet it isn't easy to spell out in detail what joint attention is, how it ought to be characterized, and what exactly its significance consists in. The writers for this volume address these and related questions by drawing on a variety of disciplines, including developmental and comparative psychology, philosophy of mind, and social neuroscience. The volume organizes their contributions along three main themes: definitional concerns, such as the question of whether or not joint attention should be understood as an irreducibly basic state of mind; processes and mechanisms obtaining on both the neural and behavioral levels; and the functional significance of joint attention, in particular the role it plays in comprehending spatial perspectives and understanding other minds. The collected papers present new work by leading researchers on one of the key issues in social cognition. They demonstrate that an adequate theory of joint attention is indispensable for a comprehensive account of mind.

Self Control in Society Mind and Brain

Self Control in Society  Mind  and Brain
Author: Ran Hassin,Kevin Ochsner,Yaacov Trope
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-04-12
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780199741625

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This book presents social, cognitive and neuroscientific approaches to the study of self-control, connecting recent work in cognitive and social psychology with recent advances in cognitive and social neuroscience. In bringing together multiple perspectives on self-control dilemmas from internationally renowned researchers in various allied disciplines, this is the first single-reference volume to illustrate the richness, depth, and breadth of the research in the new field of self control.

Developmental Social Neuroscience and Childhood Brain Insult

Developmental Social Neuroscience and Childhood Brain Insult
Author: Vicki Anderson,Miriam H. Beauchamp
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2012-06-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781462504664

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Synthesizing cutting-edge knowledge from multiple disciplines, this book explores the impact of acquired brain injury and developmental disabilities on children's emerging social skills. The editors present an innovative framework for understanding how brain processes interact with social development in both typically developing children and clinical populations. Key issues in assessment are addressed, including ways to measure both social function and brain function using developmentally sound tools. Balancing theoretical and clinical concerns, the book describes promising interventions for promoting children's adjustment and helping them participate more fully in the social world. Illustrations include six color plates.

Navigating the Social World

Navigating the Social World
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Susan A. Gelman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-05-02
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780199890712

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Navigating the Social World covers the development of social cognition from infancy into adolescence, with a focus on the first decade of human life. (dust cover).

Social Neuroscience

Social Neuroscience
Author: Russell K. Schutt,Larry J. Seidman,Matcheri S. Keshavan
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2015
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780674728974

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Human beings evolved in the company of others. Mutually reinforcing connections between brains, minds, and societies have profound implications for physical and emotional health. Social Neuroscience offers a comprehensive new framework for studying human brain development and human behavior in their social context.

Foundations in Social Neuroscience

Foundations in Social Neuroscience
Author: John T. Cacioppo,Gary G. Berntson,Ralph Adolphs,C. Sue Carter,Martha K. McClintock,Michael J. Meaney,Daniel L. Schacter,Esther M. Sternberg,Steve Suomi,Shelley E. Taylor
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 1368
Release: 2002
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 026253195X

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A comprehensive survey of the growing field of social neuroscience.

Social Neuroscience

Social Neuroscience
Author: Eddie Harmon-Jones,Michael Inzlicht
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-04-14
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781317241850

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Social Neuroscience provides an updated and critically important survey of contemporary social neuroscience research. In response to recent advances in the field, this book speaks to the various ways that basic biological functions shape and underlie social behavior. The book also shows how an understanding of neuroscience, physiology, genetics, and endocrinology can foster a fuller, more consilient understanding of social behavior and of the person. These collected chapters cover traditional and contemporary social psychology topics that have received conceptual and empirical attention from social neuroscience approaches. While the focus of the chapters is demonstrating how social neuroscience methods contribute to understanding social psychological topics, they also cover a wide range of social neuroscience methods, including hormones, functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, event-related brain potentials, cardiovascular responses, and genetics.